" From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. " Author: Jules Verne (1828-1905) Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King (De la terre à la lune)
Scribner, Armstrong: New York , 1874
The front cover of the book carries an embossed illustration of the frontispiece.
The frontispiece of the book showing "Projectile Trains for the Moon"
Paradoxically, the text which refers to this illustration was deleted from the English and American editions.
Note the "First", "Second", and "Third" class carriages.
Note the smoke coming from the steam engine pulling the train.
Stunning Colorized Photos of Legendary Soviet Female Snipers from WWII, Including One Dubbed 'Lady Death' Who Killed 309 Nazis
Stunning colorized images have given new life to WWII female snipers who protected their territory against German attacks, including the most successful female sniper in history, Lyudmila Pavlichenko also known as 'Lady Death'.
The photographs were colorized by Moscow artist Olga Shirnina. “There are very few [color or colorized] images with Red Army soldiers, I decided to fill this gap,” She said. “Sometimes a picture can say more than many words and I’ll be glad if people learn more about Russia and its people through my colorings.”
Olga Shirnina became popular thanks to her Flickr page, where she posts colorized versions of historical photographs. She mostly posts photographs from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as pictures of Hollywood celebrities from the previous century.
Roza Shanina was one of the 800,000 women who fought in Russia.
Lyuba Makarova was one of the 800,000 women who served in Russia during WWII.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko pictured smiling in her uniform.
Roza Shanina, who was responsible for 59 kills in WWII.
Ziba DeNoise was one of the Russian women fighting against Nazi Germany during WWII.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko is the most successful female sniper in history.
Sniper Yevgenia Makeeva killed 68 Nazi soldiers during WWII.
Beautiful blonde Roza Shanina, who was responsible for 59-confirmed kills.
Women of the Central Women’s School of Sniper Training, 1943.
Roza Shanina was one of the 800,000 women who served in the Soviet Armed Forces during the war as a sniper.
'Lady Death' is pictured wearing full uniform beneath a framed picture of Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.
Sniper volunteer Nadezhda Kolesnikova is pictured smiling alongside her weapon.
Roza Shanina had a high success rate during her time working in WWII fighting against Nazi Germany.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko Soviet sniper during World War II. Credited with 309 kills the most successful female sniper in history
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
Groovy Chicks on Vintage Motorbike Ads: 26 Fascinating Scooter and Motorcycle Adverts from the 1960s
Before ‘political correctness’ was ever invented, the motorcycle industry loved to target males (sorry ladies) using some good old fashioned ‘sex sells’ tactics. They’d usually do it with headlines filled with sexual innuendo and many, many beautifully seductive women. Women that stared you in the eye and said “Purchase this fine motorbike and you will find yourself swimming in a ocean of pre-feminist, lose-moraled women in see-through clothing without any buttons.”
Here’s a collection of magazine ads from the 1960s and a few from the early ’70s that pay homage to those golden days of advertising. Enjoy...
20 Historical Photos of Jewish Prisoners Rescued from the "Death Train" at Dachau on Liberation Day, 1945
The "Death Train" was a transport train that arrived at Dachau on April 27, 1945 after a 20 day trip, bringing prisoners from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Most stories about the train do not mention that there were survivors who entered the Dachau camp and were liberated two days later by American soldiers.
Private John Lee, a 45th Division soldier who was one of the first men on the scene, was quoted by author Sam Dann in his book entitled Dachau 29 April 1945: The Rainbow Liberation Memoirs:
“These people were stuffed in these cars. The cars had bullet holes all over them, evidently from strafing on the way to Dachau. Most of the GIs just stood there in silence and disbelief. We had seen men in battle blown apart, burnt to death, and die many different ways, but we were never prepared for this. Several of the dead lay there with their eyes open, a picture I will never get out of my mind. It seems they were looking at us and saying, ‘What took you so long?'”In a book entitled The Last Days of Dachau, written by Dr. Ali Kuci, a Dachau survivor from Albania, and Arthur Haulot, a Belgian political prisoner at Dachau, the authors wrote that the train had arrived at noon on April 27, 1945 with 1,600 survivors out of 2,400 prisoners who had started on the journey from Weimar. Marcus J. Smith wrote that these figures were changed, after the war ended, to 2,000 to 2,500 survivors out of 6,000 who had been put on the train. The change in the numbers was made because a typical transport of prisoners consisted of 60 cars with 100 prisoners in each car.
The strafing of the "Death Train" while the train was on its way from Buchenwald to Dachau was mentioned in the American Military Tribunal proceedings against Hans Merbach, the SS man in charge of the ill-fated train.
Hans Merbach was the 35-year-old SS man assigned to supervise the evacuation of Buchenwald prisoners to Dachau in an effort to prevent them from being released by the American liberators. The Nazis feared that the prisoners, if released, would go to the nearby city of Weimar and attack German civilians.
The "Death Train" left the Weimar train station on April 8, 1945 but didn’t arrive at Dachau until almost three weeks later because of delays caused by Allied bombing of the train tracks. By that time, many of the prisoners were dead.
Picture was taken by Major Clarence L. Benjamin at the instant a few of the train people saw the tanks and first realized they had been liberated.
On the hill to the left are people resting – some forever. Some sixteen died of starvation before food could be brought to the train.
This train which contained about 2,500 Jews, had a few days previously left the Bergen-Belsen death camp.
The little fellow was pleased at having his picture taken.
They were crammed into all available space and the freight cars were packed with about 60 – 70 people.
The attempt was evidently to get them to a camp where they could be eliminated before they could be liberated.
This is Gina Rappaport, who spoke very good English and spent a couple of hours telling her story to the American troops. She was in the Warsaw ghetto under terrible conditions, and then was sent to Bergen-Belsen.
Prisoners from an evacuation train from Bergen-Belsen pose next to a railroad car in Magdeburg. This photo was probably taken a few days after liberation since written on the side of the car is "Bergen-Belsen" and "We are going to Israel by way of France." Pictured are the donor's stepfather, Chil Elbaum (back center), Maurice (second from the right), Esther (standing third from the right) and Chaim Elbaum (sitting on the far left).
American soldiers of the U.S. 7th Army force boys believed to be Hitler youth to examine boxcars containing bodies of prisoners starved to death by the SS.
American troops of the US 7th Army force suspected members of the Hitler Youth to view the Dachau death train.
View of the Dachau death train in the newly liberated concentration camp. This photo shows: These cars are loaded with bodies of prisoners who died on the trip from another concentration camp to Dachau prison. They died mainly of starvation."
German civilians help evacuate survivors from the Schwandorf death train.
American soldiers remove one of the few survivors from the Dachau death train. Pictured carrying the survivor is T/4 Sgt. Tony Cardinale and Lieutenant Gerald C. Caskey can be seen speaking to the armed man on the right.
American soldiers view the bodies in one of the open railcars of the Dachau death train.
American soldiers view the Dachau death train.
American soldiers, including a photographer carrying a camera and tripod, view the Dachau death train.
American soldiers view one of the railcars of the Dachau death train.
The death train in Dachau.
Photo of train from Dr. Van Heely collection. Probably US Army, photographer unknown, Sat. April 14, 1945.
Survivor poses for photo with the man who rescued him.
15 Powerful Black and White Photos of London During the Blitz
The heavy and frequent bombing attacks on London and other cities was known as the Blitz, from the German word Blitzkrieg meaning 'lightning war'. Night after night, from September 1940 until May 1941, German bombers attacked British cities, ports and industrial areas.
London was bombed ever day and night, bar one, for 11 weeks. One third of London was destroyed. Below is a selection of 15 powerful photos of London during the Blitz:
1. A Raid From Above
Two German bombers fly over south-east London on the first day of the Blitz, 7 September 1940.
2. St Paul's Cathedral, London
St Paul's Cathedral seen through smoke caused by a bombing raid on London in December 1940.
3. Fires in Manchester
Buildings in Manchester burn after an air raid on the night of 23 December 1940.
4. Taking Shelter
A woman sleeps on a bed made on top of a row of barrels in the cellar of a wine merchant's in East London in 1940.
5. Damage in South London
A bus lies in a crater in Balham, south London, after a bombing raid.
6. Broadgate, Central Coventry
Bomb damage in the centre of Coventry after the devastating German air raid on the night of 14 November 1940.
7. Sheltering in the Tube
Civilians take shelter in Elephant and Castle Underground Station in south London during an air raid in November 1940.
8. Queen's Road, Birmingham
One badly damaged house still stands amidst the piles of timber and rubble following an air raid on Queen's Road, Aston, Birmingham, on 11 December 1940.
9. Passing Time in an Air Raid Shelter
Local boys play a game of cards in an air raid shelter in south-east London in November 1940.
10. Clearing Damage in Hull
Troops of 9th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, clear bomb damage in Hull sustained during the Blitz.
11. Mannequins Outside John Lewis, London
Mannequins litter the pavement outside the John Lewis department store on London’s Oxford Street after an air raid in September 1940.
12. Refreshments in an Air Raid Shelter
Volunteers prepare to distribute tea to people taking shelter in North London.
13. Coventry Cathedral
The ruins of Coventry Cathedral two days after the air raid on the city in November 1940.
14. A Makeshift Bed
A man sleeping in a stone sarcophagus in an East London church in November 1940.
15. Life Goes On in London
A young boy places a Union flag into the remains of his home, which was destroyed in an air raid on London in 1940.
19 Incredible Black and White Photographs of the Los Angeles Floods in 1934
In a now-familiar Los Angeles story, late 1933 brush fires cleared the vegetation from the hills above the Montrose-La Crescenta section of Los Angeles County. When heavy rains arrived on New Year’s Eve 1934, the neighborhoods were flooded and lives lost.
The Jan. 9, 1934, Los Angeles Times reported the death toll in Los Angeles County as 44 with about half the dead from the Montrose-La-Crescenta area. Another 15 were still missing, six of whom were from the Montrose-La Crescenta area.
Jan. 2, 1934: Car caught in mud from flooding in La Canada-Montrose. The car is sitting on the pavement of Montrose Avenue.
Jan. 1, 1934: Mud, rocks and damaged cars on Montrose Avenue in Montrose after New Year's flooding.
Jan. 2, 1934: Panorama made from three negatives in the Los Angeles Times Archive at UCLA showing mud-covered Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.
Jan. 1, 1934: Cars marooned outside Bohemian Gardens at 3890 Mission Road, East Los Angeles.
Jan. 1. 1934: A milk truck is almost completely submerged on Whittier Boulevard under a Union Pacific railroad bridge.
Jan. 1, 1934: A crowd gathers at the washed-out Mesa Street bridge where four people drowned when their auto plunged into the Rubio Wash. The wash is west of San Gabriel Boulevard in the Monterey Park area.
Jan. 1, 1934: Five people drowned when this car and Rush Avenue bridge was swept into the Alhambra Wash, near the present-day Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.
Jan. 4, 1934: Civil Works Administration men from Pasadena help clear Honolulu Avenue in Montrose following flooding during New Year's Eve storm.
Jan. 3, 1934: Following the New Year's Eve flooding in Montrose, a kitchen was set up to help survivors.
January 1934: The American Legion Hall in Montrose following the New Year's Eve flood in which a dozen people were reported killed.
Jan. 1, 1934: A house in the La Crescenta-Montose area was swept off its foundation and carried hundreds of feet by New Year's Eve flooding.
Jan. 2, 1934: A burro is used to move water and supplies after New Year's Eve flooding in the La Crescenta area.
Jan. 3, 1934: Cars parked on the dirt, left, show the depth of debris on roadway being cleared on Foothill Boulevard in Montrose. The boulder on right is 50 feet in circumference.
Oct. 17, 1934: Cars caught in the flooding on Honolulu Avenue near Rosemont in Montrose.
Oct. 18, 1934: Severely damaged home at Sunset Avenue near Florencita Street in Montrose.
Oct. 18, 1934: Workers dig out a car and remains of a home on Glenada Avenue in Montrose following flooding from a storm the night before.
Oct. 18, 1934: A garage on Glenda Avenue in Montose is destroyed by flooding, but car survived.
Oct. 18, 1934: Water flows through the Hall-Beckley Wash where it intersects with Glenada Avenue in Montrose.
Dec. 13, 1934: Workmen at Honolulu and Agner streets in Montrose setting up sand bags at a known flood danger point. Montrose suffered major flooding in January and October of 1934.
America’s Wartime Sweethearts: 25 Fascinating Vintage Photographs of the Andrews Sisters, the Most Popular Female Vocal Group of the 1940s
The Andrews Sisters, singing trio, one of the most popular American musical acts of the 1940s. The group’s renditions of swing tunes in close harmony sold millions of copies; the act was also hugely popular in live performance and in film. The sisters were LaVerne Sofia Andrews (1911-1967), Maxene Angelyn Andrews (1916-1995), and Patricia Marie (“Patty”) Andrews (1918-2013).
As teenagers, the Andrews Sisters formed a singing act and began performing in vaudeville reviews throughout the Midwest. Their singing was initially influenced by the Dixieland style of the Boswell Sisters of New Orleans, but they soon expanded their repertoire to include a wide range of current song types. Patty Andrews, a soprano, was lead singer for the trio, Maxene sang second soprano, and LaVerne took the lowest line.
The group sang with various bands and for several radio broadcasts while they were struggling during the mid-1930s to establish their reputation. A failed radio performance in 1937 turned out to be the sisters’ big break. Although they were fired soon after their first night on the program Saturday Night Swing Club, they were signed to a recording contract by a Decca Records executive who had heard the broadcast. During their first weeks with the label, the sisters made the rather idiosyncratic choice to record a jazz-influenced rendition of the Yiddish song “Bei mir bist du schon.” The recording was released after Christmas 1937; by New Year’s Eve it had become the most popular song on New York radio stations, and it went on to become the first million-selling record by a female singing group.
The sisters’ bold, brassy vocal style initially caused them to fail several auditions. But the women were determined to convey the effect of three trumpets. As Maxene Andrews recalled, You get with an orchestra, and you listen to three great trumpets playing…so we knew that this is the way you wanted to blend.Critic William Ruhlmann observed that the Andrews’ 1941 hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” was a perfect example of the way in which the Andrews Sisters adapted their vocal lines to the sound of a horn chart.The Andrews Sisters’ fame peaked during World War II. Nicknamed “America’s Wartime Sweethearts,” they became great favourites of American troops overseas, performing in USO shows. They also appeared in a number of films, supporting Abbott and Costello in Buck Privates, In the Navy, and Hold That Ghost (all 1941), and appearing in their own series of musical comedies, which included Private Buckaroo (1942), What’s Cookin’? (1942), and Swingtime Johnny (1943). The trio’s many hits from these years included “Hold Tight,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Rum and Coca-Cola,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.”
Offstage, the sisters’ well-publicized feuds kept them in the gossip pages. As Patty Andrews said in 1985, “The Andrews Sisters really had only one big fight. It started in 1937 and it’s still going.” Though their fame declined in the postwar years, their act remained popular into the 1960s.
Stricken with cancer, LaVerne retired from the act in 1966 and died the following year. Patty and Maxene continued for a while, with singer Joyce DeYoung rounding out their trio. Patty and Maxene reclaimed some success when they starred in the Broadway musical Over Here! which ran for 10 months in 1974–75. Following Maxene’s death in 1995, Patty continued to perform, sometimes as a featured vocalist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. It was an appropriate coda to her career, as the Andrews Sisters and the Miller orchestra had embodied America’s musical tastes during the World War II years.
If you’ve ever visited the Netherlands, you can’t help but wonder why Dutch streets are so much more cycle-friendly.
Cycling is a ubiquitous mode of transport in the Netherlands, with 31.2% of the people listing the bike as their main mode of transport for daily activities. Cycling has a modal share of 27% of all trips (urban and rural) nationwide. In cities this is even higher, such as Amsterdam which has 38%. Check out these interesting vintage photographs below, which capture the cycling scenes in Amsterdam in the 1970s.
Opa-Locka where the water is always warmer when the pool is in inflatable and located in the front yard.
Somebody got kicked out of her trailer in St. Cloud. That's a long walk to anywhere else.
Old West Palm Beach
25 Amazing Early Photos of the World's Most Iconic Companies
Many of the most respected companies in the world started off from humble beginnings. Whether or not you know the stories behind some of the most successful companies in the U.S. and the world, you probably haven't seen the pictures.
Some of these pictures of famous companies highlight a moment of significant achievement or development while others are snapshots of a company's first day of business as a legitimate entity. All said and done, the photos of iconic companies in their early days list should give you a rare peek into the beginnings of big businesses.
1. J.C. Penney in Kemmerer, WY, 1902
Come shop at J.C. Penney Company on 41st. James Cash Penney lived above the store he operated. One room with merchandise offered to a market of mining families. Department store architecture has changed to accommodate the now-massive business. We just want the crazy mall parking situation to get back to this.
2. Harley-Davidson's First Factory, 1903
Too cold to keep the door open. The Harley-Davidson brothers built their first motorcycle in this shed. They turned dreams into a project, and a project into an iconic way of life. This was long before the intricate modifications and models available today.
3. Highland Park Ford Plant, 1910
“You can have any color as long as its black” Henry Ford broadly said. Before autos overwhelmed our ordinary sight, the primary Ford Model T’s were created at this industrial facility in Highland Park. Assembly times enhanced from 783 minutes to 93 minutes for every vehicle here. The notable processing plant remains a saved American milestone right up ’til the present time.
4. Coca Cola in Dublin, GA, 1912
Everybody is prepared for the camera shot. Men working together around Dublin’s first Coca Cola plant. Stock is showcased in conveyance vehicles. They might be glad for the cases in the trucks, however they would have no clue how far of an overall achieve Coca Cola would in the end have.
5. Sears in Chicago, 1925
1920s industrial might. Sears Roebuck & Co. showcased their power with advertisement’s that read, “One of the largest commercial buildings in the world… Covers an entire block.” The Industrial Revolution was a time when shoppers were invited into glitzy stores. They were unaware an entire company catalog would later fit into a handheld phone.
6. United Airlines (Boeing Air Transport) Stewardesses, 1930
Making the skies friendlier. United Airlines attendants appreciate a crisp morning for a photoshoot. William Boeing was the visionary of a carrier industry and plane advancement. The grin of an attendant was pretty much as inviting in 1930 as it is today.
7. First Dairy Queen in Joilet, IL, 1940
Everyone likes Ice Cream, adults, children, older generation. Literary, everyone. Just as ice cream, everyone likes Dairy Queen because they have the best ice cream in the entire world.
8. Capitol Records First Location at Wallichs Music City, 1940s
Spending hours in a record store could be someone’s ultimate diversion. Capitol Records would prove to break far past retail. The company would go on to develop some of the world’s most renowned artists. Yes, you could fit the entire music catalog at this store into your iPhone.
9. First Carl's Jr Hot Dog Stand in Anaheim, Ca, 1941
Anaheim was a bustling spot before Disneyland. Sausage and burgers on a stand was a fitting idea. The little shop and stroll up capacity made Carl’s Jr. a helpful decision for food on the go.
10. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Actors With Studio Head Louis B. Mayer, 1943
The faces behind the roaring lion. Louis B. Mayer poses with the studio’s actors. Before there were caption bars, you had to hold your name up high to be noticed. The times have changed.
11. Burger King Opens Its Doors in Jacksonville, 1953
Your way, right away. Burger King’s star sustenance had a name, it was the “whopper.” Customers could snatch a brisk chomp to eat at the self-administration window. The one of a kind state of these structures made them moment sustenance historic points to the passing eye.
12. Walt Disney at Disneyland, 1955
It’s a little world all things considered. Walt Disney lives it up at the teacup rides in the mid year of 1955. Numerous headed out to Anaheim, CA to encounter the new them park called Disneyland. The world would later perceives these rides and building shapes as a major aspect of their adolescence lives.
13. Nike (Blue Ribbon Shoes), 1960s
Nike was an advertising organization. Before they made shoes they were brand and showcasing masters. It started as Blue Ribbon Sports. They disseminated other prominent brands exceptionally well. Later, they would not consider making their own shoes, they’d take care of business.
14. Employees at the Disneyland Cafeteria, 1961
Shall we eat? Disney employees have always referred to themselves as cast members. Actors like these entertained many families in the studio’s early days. It’s an employee meal break, yet the biggest characters still have a big Disney smile whenever a camera is near them.
15. Wal-Mart (Walton's), Rogers, AR, 1962
Before they were moving back costs, Sam Walton set up shop in Rogers, Arkansas. Walmart would baffle contenders and draw hordes of customers. Walton at first centered around low costs as a 5 and 10 penny store. The Walmart store can be found in numerous nations today.
16. Taco Bell in Downey, Ca, 1962
Need some Tay-Koh Bell?” The organization’s first clients in Downey, CA didn’t know the articulation of the word Taco. The ringer image has remained a conventional staple into the cutting edge. Finding a Taco Bell in any city is anything but difficult to do today.
17. The Raffel Brothers in Front of the First Arby's Youngstown, OH, 1964
“Should we get a burger or a a roast beef sandwich?” While the burger blast was in full impact in the mid 1960’s, the Raffael Brothers adhered to hot sandwiches. The logo between them remains today. Arby’s is one of the uncommon spots individuals can find the horseradish sauce in squeeze packet.
18. Founder Alan Stillman in Front of The First T.G.I. Friday’s, New York City, 1965
Thank God it’s Friday. Alan Stillman knew the agony of not seeing the weekend soon enough. TGIFriday’s would offer individuals a spot to begin their weekend early. Sustenance, drink and party time would make clients express gratitude toward God Friday was here.
19. Barbie's First Clothing Designer, Charlotte Johnson, 1965
The adaptable magnificence doll. Barbie’s first garments originator was Charlotte Johnson. The world’s most well known doll could be dressed to inspire. The varieties permitted young ladies to investigate spruce up in a radical new manner.
20. The First Subway Store, 1965
Dr. Buck’s Submarine sandwiches. That could have effectively been the name after Dr. Subside Buck put into this quick easygoing sandwich shop. The sixties gave us Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, and Subway. Right up ’til today, every sandwich craftsman makes your sub directly before your eyes.
21. First Wendy's Location in Columbus, OH, 1969
Old Fashioned hamburgers in 1969? Wendy’s first burger joint opened around seventy years after the principal cheeseburgers were made. While vessel formed autos and hued photography was fresh out of the plastic new, the antiquated advertising offer worked generally as solid then as it does now. No frills just a great hamburger, as American as it gets...
22. Virgin Records, Notting Hill Gate, 1971
Robert Branson is a billionaire conglomerate tycoon. While Branson entertains everything from space travel to start ups, he opened up a record shop first. The counter cultural images on the storefront collide with the gaze of the passing officer.
23. Starbucks' Founders at Its First Location, 1971
Smiling baristas with coffee aprons. The three founding partners of Starbucks scale and package coffee beans in Seattle. The original site is a landmark today. We love how easy they make those fancy coffee machines whir.
24. The Microsoft Staff, 1978
Charge Gates and team could have postured for a disco band and pulled it off. Numerous think it shades in indoor photographs is another hip jump thing. Obviously, these trailblazers invented ‘cool’ before we could get a handle on it.
25. Whole Foods (Safer-Way), 1980
There’s safeway, then there’s a safer way. Whole Foods grocery began as a two different store concepts. They later merged into one and spread far across the country.
Rare and Extraordinary Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Florida in the 1930s
It’s hard to imagine what life was like 80 years ago in Florida. Development, inventions, and population continues to rise and Florida looks insanely different than it did in decades past. Taken in 1930s, these amazing color photographs offer insight into the vastly different lives of Florida at that time.
13 Amazing Photos Show the Interior and Exterior of A House in Hamburg, Germany in 1921
These amazing photos from indigo_mint that show the interior and exterior of a house in 1921. It was built probably in 1919 or 1920, and located at 132 Heilwigstraße, Hamburg, Germany.
“My great-grandparents and my grandmother lived here during the 1920s. It is located in Hamburg directly at the Außenalster. The house had modern features such as telephones (living room 1 and bedroom 2). The girl's room is my grandmother's who was born in 1918. In the garden they had chicken and goats.”Take a look...
Building the house (probably 1919 or 1920)
132 Heilwigstraße, Hamburg
Exterior view from the Alster
View of the garden
Winter garden with a fish tank in the right corner (that looks like a fountain)
29 Extremely Rare Pictures Document Everyday Life of the United States in the 1860s
Not easy to take a photograph in the 1860s. The images in this era (and probably few decades late) were mostly portraits of people in the studios. So these pictures of American life in the 1860s are really rare and worth to see.
A Snowy Day in Westchester County, New York
An interior view of Colby's Clothing Store with its staff, Taunton, Massachusetts
Boatman at Emerald Pool, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Boys at a woodpile, somewhere in Wisconsin or Connecticut
Brink & Ransom on Second Street in Louisville, Kentucky
Dedication of an early Civil War monument, Hopkinton, Iowa
Doors Sash & Blinds, Northfield, Minnesota
Downtown after a rainstorm, Hartford, Connecticut
Dry Goods Store in Princeton, Illinois
Everett's Drug Store, Henry, Illinois
Man and horse at barn in Springfield, Massachusetts
Men and children stand on a brick sidewalk adjacent to an apothecary, Salem, Massachusetts
Party at Judges' Cave Rock, New Haven, Connecticut
Seven men and an intrepid dog are perched on top of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Soldiers and their ladies at play, New York City
Taking a Break on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont
The crew of the steam-powered fire engine 'Francis S. Bartow' pose on the streets of Savannah, Georgia
The hunting and fishing party, Champlain, New York
The W.K. Lewis & Brothers Condensed Milk Manufactory in West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Train wreck in Richmondville, New York
Two women standing by a grave in Kenyon-Rosse Chapel Cemetery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Umbrella Rock on Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, Tennessee
Women in front of their house, Barton, Vermont
Women on an ivy-covered porch, Cannelton, Indiana
Women on the home front, Corning, New York
A child dressed in ruffled shirt, cape and fur hat sits on a horse in the front yard of a home adorned with four stately columns, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
A Civil War era academy, Orford, New Hampshire
A crowd of folks gather around the Glen Mountain House in Watkins Glen, New York
A group poses in front of a house in Saratoga Springs, New York
If You Compare Punk Makeup to Star Wars Characters, You’re Doing It Wrong. Here's a How-to-be-a-Punk Guide from 1977
In the 1977 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary punk rock was given this wonderful definition: Punk rock, n. A form of rock music characterized by a stabbing, insistent rhythm and simple, three-chord harmony, amplified sound, and lyrics that deal with subjects full of trouble and strife such as anarchy, alienation, violence, sex, drugs and teen-age rebellion.
Punk performers and their followers often adopt outlandishly vulgar behavioral patterns and clothing, often leading to acts of violence by performers and audience alike.
Featuring photographs by Jenny Lens and modeling by Belinda Carlisle, this 1977 zine How To Look Punk by Marliz is an amazing gem. It's a fascinating document for a number of reasons (besides the photographs of a young pre-Go-Go's Carlisle), including what appears to be Marliz's "note on author," in which she identifies herself as a professional trendspotter: "Marliz is internationally known in the industry for her marketing ability in current-trend perception, and 'how to' help it explode on the scene." This blurb certainly reiterates that just as soon as punk became a "thing" it became a "trend" too.
22 Black and White Photographs Capture Street Life in Post-War Paris
Izraelis Bidermanas (1911-1980), who worked under the name of Izis, was a Lithuanian-Jewish photographer who worked in France and is best known for his photographs of French circuses and of Paris.
Izraelis fled Lithuania after the assassination of his parents by the Nazis to settle in Paris. Promptly, he captured the capital in its postwar picturesque atmosphere with lovers kissing, children playing but also the city’s graphic walls and gloomy ruins.
With Paris des Rêves published in 1950 and in which poets such as Jean Cocteau or André Breton had been invited to write a poem alongside one of the photographer’s image, Izis met with an important success. Close to the Surrealist movement and a friend of Marc Chagall, the Lithuanian photographer produced pictures that depicted his idealistic Paris: romantic yet distant, poetic yet grave, photographs that diffused a blurry melancholy and a tender absurdity. That is maybe why Izis, although he was recognized as a major humanist photographer, never reached Robert Doisneau or Edouard Boubat’s popularity. His Paris was too sad, too heavy-hearted for a population that needed lightness and joy in World War II’s aftermath.