Boxing has fallen a long way over the past 100 years. Back when men were men, boxing matches were among the most celebrated and attended sporting events across America. The Library of Congress has a jackpot of boxing photos from the early 1910s that perfectly capture the strangeness and simplistic beauty of the bygone sport. [...]
London designer Standard Designs has converted a number of rock albums from the 70s and 80s into imaginary sets of vintage books for his ingenious music-themed print series. Each song in an album is represented by a book, and the books are arranged in track order. Click the pic to see more.
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was born. The next year, the agency began one of its most uniquely ambitious initiatives: Documerica, a photography project spanning from 1971 to 1977 that hired photographers across the U.S. to document environmental images from the 1970s, creating a baseline of what things looked like in the nation’s mines, [...]
Photographer Paul McDonough has a knack for catching passing, off-kilter incongruities on the New York City streets. He arrived in the city in 1967 and started taking photographs of unique moments happening around him; the New York City 1968-1972 series is said to be his first as a photographer. Capturing weirdness on the streets of [...]
Shops that still sell tape cassettes are very few and far between these days, which means the tape is now more or less an obsolete format. The first mass produced Cassettes were made and sold in Germany in 1964 and companies like Memorex, TDK and BASF continued to manufacture tapes through the seventies and eighties [...]
McDonald’s started out as McDonald’s Bar-B-Q in San Bernardino, CA in 1940. Here’s a copy of the menu from that time. The original McDonald’s served potato chips and pie, which were swapped out for french fries and milkshakes after the first year; that photo must have been taken sometime after the switch. Ray Kroc got [...]
New York has been arguably one of the most photogenic destinations on earth ever since photography allowed it to be. Which is why when we saw NYC Past we got all excited in the brain space. This Tumblr has, at last count, 49 pages of large format photography from the Big Apple’s past and present. [...]
Flickr user BATMAN4OZ has recently uploaded this awesome collection of photos he took while working on the set of The Muppets movie, way back in 1978. All the puppets are there, including Fozzy Bear waiting patiently in a car. It looks like all the shots were taken with a Lomo camera, or he’s only recently [...]
These atmospheric images of London streets in the 1930s, before the Blitz, before the clean air act, before sodium lighting. It was a city of gloomy back streets lit by dim lamps, with forbidding alleys and the occasional welcoming light. The photographs are from a book called London Night, by John Morrison and Harold Burdekin, [...]
Star Wars toys production line at the Kenner Factory circa 1978. Star Wars toys production line at the Kenner Factory circa 1978. These cracking pictures were taken from the factory in Cincinnati, who was responsible for churning out the toys that would go on to become priceless collectors items. Click the pic to see more.