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    23 Stunning Color Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Russia in the Late 19th Century


    A set of colored diapositives was made in the spring of 1896 by Czech photographer František Krátký, who visited Russia on the occasion of Tsar’s coronation.

    Slide projecting was extremely popular in contemporary Bohemia. The Prague Amateur Photographers’ Club and later the Slide Projection Society founded in 1897 regularly held public slide projections whose popularity was reduced by the movie only from the 1920s on. The slides were colored by hand as we see on these 8.5 × 8.5 cm photos. The colors have faded during the past century, and several photos were also ruined.

    From the photos taken in Russia by František Krátký only these two dozens published by the Czech historian of photography Pavel Scheufler have survived.

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    “Moscow, procession, 1896. Carrying icons.”

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    “Moscow, 1896. The building of the Eagle Club.”

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    “Russia, 1896. Collector of donations.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896.” Correctly: Moscow, monument of the heroes of Plevna.

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Lighthouse and Winter Palace.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Stock exchange.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Anichkin Bridge.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Egyptian Bridge.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Sennaya square.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. The quay of Petersburg.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Hansom cab at the quay.”

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    “Nizhniy Novgorod, 1896. Floating hotel.”

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    “Alexander’s summer palace, 1896.”

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    “Peterhof, Cascades.”

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    “Tsarskoye Selo, 1896.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Monument of Peter the Great.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. On the market.”

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    “Petersburg, 1896. Nevsky prospekt.”

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    Moscow, procession of coronation, 1896. The procession of Alexander II [correctly Nicholas II] at the Paris Hotel.

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    “Coronation, mass entertainment, 30 [18] May 1896. Beer-garden on the Khodinka field.”

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    “Coronation, mass entertainment, 30 [18] May 1896. Long live the Tsar! Khodinka field.”

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    Rare Vintage Photographs Captured Ernest Hemingway Posing Shirtless


    Below is a gallery of some of rare photographs that captured Ernest Hemingway posing shirtless. Big, burly and barrel-chested, Papa projects the masculine image that he carefully cultivated for himself and for the world to see.

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    Ernest Hemingway posing as a boxer while wearing a fake mustache, 1920.

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    Ernest Hemingway fishing on a boat in Key West, Florida, 1928.

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    Ernest Hemingway boxing in front of a mirror, 1944.

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    Ernest Hemingway standing with shot-gun indoors at the Finca Vigia, Cuba, circa 1950.

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    Ernest Hemingway and Jean Patchett by Cliff Coffin for Vogue, 1950.

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    Ernest Hemingway in the bath, ca. 1950s.

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    Ernest Hemmingway with sons and kittens in Cuba, ca. 1946.

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    Ernest Hemingway with a machine gun while deep sea fishing.

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    Ernest Hemingway on safari, Kenya, 1954.

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    Ernest Hemingway deep-sea-fishing in waters off Havana, ca. 1950.

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    Ernest Hemingway at the wheel of his boat, Pilar, with Havana in the background, Cuba, 1950.

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    Ernest Hemingway admiring his mirror image, bare-chested and sporting boxing gloves, 1944.

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    Antonio Ordonez and Ernest Hemingway by the pool at La Consula, Spain,1959.

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    Ernest Hemingway in Bimini.

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    Felix Kreutzer Ruins of a Gothic Chapel at Full Moon Night
     
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    Lionel Walden Moonlight Over the Coast
     
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    Théodore Géricault Studies of a Cat
     
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    Andrew Wyeth Night Sleeper
     
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    Jennie Augusta Brownscombe The Shrine
     
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    Caspar Wolf Lower Grindelwald Glacier with lightning (Les Séracs du glacier inférieur de Grindelwald avec un coup de foudre)
     
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    Georg Flegel and Martin van Valckenborch Tulips, carnations and other flowers in a vase, with melons strawberries, peaches, apples, grapes and other fruit on a table in an interior, a man and woman in the background.
     
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    Vincenzo Camuccini Horse head. Pencil and black charcoal on paper.
     
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    Simon Verelst Vase of flowers.
     
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    Paolo Giovanni Bedini The Violinist
     
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    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema My Sister Is Not In
     
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    Alexander Averin In a boat
     
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    Edith Corbet In the Garden of Alma-Tadema’s House
     
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    Carel Willink City View
     
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    Marion Boyd Allen Portrait of a Woman in a Pink Dress
     
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    Karl Willem Diefenbach Vue de la côte adriatique avec le château de Miramar - 1899
     
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    Paul von Spaun Vue des rochers des Faraglioni. View of the Faraglioni
     
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    John Wilson Carmichael Shipping in a Flat Calm off the Dutch Coast
     
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    Ilia Nikolaevich Zankovskii Sunrise with Distant Snow
     
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    John MacWhirter An Alpine Meadow, Switzerland.
     
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    Louis Conrad de Kock Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey
     
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    Hendrik Dirk Kruseman van Elten On Salmon Brook, Connecticut
     
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    Carl Vilhelm Holsøe Young lady sewing in the music room
     
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    James Duffield Harding South Brent, 1858
     
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    Rembrandt van Rijn Portrait of a Woman Holding Gloves
     
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    30 Vintage Photos of Beautiful Female Partisans and Resistance Fighters During World War II


    Role of women in organized opposition to the German occupiers of France and the Vichy Regime during World War II. The French Resistance, in which women played an integral role, consisted of various forms of opposition to Nazi and pro-Nazi rule in occupied and Vichy France during World War II.

    Resistance against the Nazis and their collaborators took many forms. Besides armed combat, resisters collected and disseminated information and resistance-oriented news; they protected and hid fugitives and downed Allied pilots; and they obtained and transported messages, weapons, and news, planted explosives, assassinated Nazi officials, and provided support and logistical services. Women from all social, religious, and political affiliations became involved in the various activities of the resistance groups. These women, like men, joined the resistance for various reasons including their patriotic or political views, religious or ethical principles, or even due to a desire for adventure.

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    32 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Finland in World War II


    In 2013, the Finnish Defence Forces put an archive of 160,000 WWII-era photographs online. The images record the war years from 1939 to 1945, spanning three conflicts the Finns recognize as the Winter War (against an invading Soviet Union), the Continuation War (striking against the Soviets alongside the Germans) and the Lapland War (against the Germans for control of Lapland). Below are some of amazing images from the collection.

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    A soldier with a pack Reindeer, on slippery ice, near the tiny village of Nautsi, in northern Lapland, Finland, on October 26, 1941.

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    Flamethrower in action in the woods near the village of Niinisalo, on July 1, 1942.

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    Pilots in flight above Jämijärvi, on July 17, 1942.

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    Propeller-driven snowmobile near Haapasaari, Finland. The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945.

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    Looking out toward approaching aircraft with binoculars and listening with a huge acoustic locator.

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    Finnish tank crew, July 8, 1941.

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    Evacuation of civilians, on July 1, 1941.

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    Hitler's visit to Finland. Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, made a brief visit to Finland in June of 1942.

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    Anti-aircraft fire over Suomenlinna, Helsinki.

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    The Soviet bombing of Helsinki, on November 30, 1939. On this day, the Soviet Union invaded Finland with 21 divisions, totaling some 450,000 troops.

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    A wounded man is carried away after bombardment of a civilian area.

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    The bombing of Helsinki. The main building of Helsinki University, on Senate Square, burns during the night.

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    A street scene after enemy bomb attacks.

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    Finnish anti-aircraft crew in action in Helsinki.

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    Icicles hang inside a bombed-out building in Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia).

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    A Finnish armored train.

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    An experiment in troop transportation in cold weather.

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    At the Hämeenlinna war dog school.

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    Street fighting in Medvezhyegorsk, Russia. The town was occupied by Finland for three years.

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    Some of an estimated 400 Russian soldiers killed in a battle, on February 1, 1940.

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    A downed Russian plane.

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    Destroyed by bombing, tram lines are repaired in February of 1944.

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    Two girls, in ruins near Martin's Church in Turku, Finland.

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    Russian prisoners of war.

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    A barge lifts a wrecked locomotive.

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    The hospital's bomb shelter in Mikkeli.

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    Aftermath of a bombing attack.

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    Vyborg Cathedral, after the bombing.

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    Stuka dive-bombers fly over, Immola, July 2, 1944.
     
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    Random film pics from 2002-2003.

    Comet Ikeya-Zhang 4/9/2002
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    Lightning 7/30/2002 - Fun facts about this lightning strike. 1) I was in the bathroom when it happened and the shutter was open, heard the boom and came back and closed the shutter. It fried the IDE controller on my computer. 3) My friend who lives in the direction of the strike lost several computers/network equipment. 4) At the building where I work a lightning arrestor on one of the main transformers for the building exploded and I still have the pieces of it in a baggie.
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    Moon 9/30/2002
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    Orion 4/8/2002
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    International Space Station from this evening
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    While setting up I took the opportunity to snap some pics of the moon with the same setup
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    What's the telescope you're using?
     
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    Those were with a 254mm (~10 inch) f/4.7 Reflector with 2" 4x barlow lens, camera is a Canon T4i.
    The next several days are good days to see the space station in the evening. I use heavens-above http://www.heavens-above.com/ to predict when it will be visible.
     
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    Thats very cool! Thanks for sharing. Check this pic out, reminds me of your avatar on warp speed.
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    William-Adolphe Bouguereau Entre la Richesse et l'Amour.
     
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