The Personal Photographs of Dr. Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, Television Pioneer.
The screen images are time exposure photographs of the picture on the kinescope in the monitoring rack in the main control room. Some were taken with stationary frames of moving picture film projected upon the iconoscope by a standard moving picture machine. Others are actually the pictures transmitted with the iconoscope camera in the studio and outdoors.
At the American Farm School
historical records they have a large collection of postcards. In amongst them are these small sketches of local traders
– photographed by Torii Ryuzo
Jean M. Fasse
(Red Cross during WWII, and later the Special Service). Shirley Ann Thacker
(WAVE). Just two of the interviews from the extensive collection of material (photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories and posters) at the Women Veterans Historical Collection
The NAVIS project
is a multilevel international database for ancient ships of Europe. The database has very detailed information
of ships from the 2nd millenium BC to the 12th century AD (found whilst trying to answer this AskMe
). [more inside]
Moments in Time 1989/1990
- The Fall of the Wall and reunification. Films and photos from private collections. With woodpeckers
1946—2006. Short articles chronicling North Rhine-Westphalia. The site has one rather large shortcoming though, the video clips cannot be accessed (only available on VHS within the State!).
Gallipoli: The First Day [flash]
An ABC documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.
Prvi svetski rat
- Gritty and poignant Serbian postcards from the First World War. Just one of the seriously interesting
(e.g. check out the collection of 78s
) holdings at the Digital National Library of Serbia
has some great retro photography, industrial
, "Soviet Union" magazine
, aspects of moscow
, red army
, etc [did I mention erotic too?]
. It even has 'Vladimir Putin Favourite Places'
(which as far as I can tell, is one place). Set aside some time if this sort of thing interests you.
Canal Zone Images
is a collection of stories and images about the Panama Canal Zone. Did you know that the construction workers were paid in gold and silver
('spiggoty' dollars)? "Paper money was not used on the pay car at all. In the first place, there was always a danger of its blowing away, and in the second place paper money in the hands of negro workmen soon assumed a most unsanitary condition." [more inside]
has a collection of glasses with pictures on them. Mainly from the countries of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the German Empire, but including some other countries too. A novel way to navigate history, architecture, people and landscape. Oh! and he needs help
with some of them too.
A World War One sketchbook
from an unknown soldier. Some
of them are quite enigmatic.
Tom Vague's History Walk
(PDF downloads) of the Notting Hill district is an evocative roll call of books, films, personalities, restaurants, anecdotes and a timeline strung together to cover the period 1950 to 2005. [whet your appetite inside]
of Atlantic City Boardwalk from R.C. Maxwell. Photographs taken to give client's an idea of the traffic that would see their billboards, provide a record of the people who have thronged to the boardwalk since the early 1900's.
built as a defence against marauders provide a rich source of pickings for relic hunters (a photo essay).
- Beautifully presented historical medical instruments. Check out the French Nasal Rectificateur
Take a look these ear trumpets too: 1
. [Click on the images in the top strip for alternate views and close-ups]
The Nickel Under The Foot
is one of the most important songs in the history of the American theatre. The back story.
mother takes him to see a pakeha township for the first time. One of many
books available from the International Children's Digital Library.
to the church bells of the City of London (with sounds, peals and pictures).
The Lafayette studio
has one of the oldest histories of any photographic business in the world. It was founded in Dublin in 1880. The photographs can be viewed at the Victoria & Albert Museum
but this site really shows them off
in much more detail
A collection of photographs taken over the last 150 years are in the process of being digitized. Check out
the Sokol costume ball Šibřinky
or take a trip
from Bechyně to Tábor
. Also available is a selection concentrating on Bukhara
from the Prokudin-Gorsky Collection. And much
In the year 2525 if man is still alive, future generations will be able to consult this
book or type a request into their DIY UNIT™ and reproduce the effect of wood or marble
The Ambassador Hotel
is no longer standing. Recorded here