– Somewhat creepy but arresting, nevertheless.
"found and taken photographs that are experienced as much by the heart as by the head."
– 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
documents the effects of illegal drugs in her Brooklyn, New York neighborhood. Money Power Respect and Big Trigg. NSFW [previous comment]
Moments in Time 1989/1990
- The Fall of the Wall and reunification. Films and photos from private collections. With woodpeckers
Annie Fellows Johnston wrote The Little Colonel
books. Kate Seston Matthews, her friend and neighbour, took photographs
depicting characters from the series.
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.
"In the late 1920s, young Yoshiyuki received an early Kodak camera as a gift. Since the main livelihood of the town came from the sea, he gravitated there, and soon found a passion for "the simple, even primitive beauty" of ama
– girls and women who harvested seaweed, turban shells and abalone from beneath the coastal waters." "By the late 1960s, they had disappeared. This body of work stands as the final, most comprehensive visual document of the life and work of these divers." [NSFW] [more inside]
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]
Photographs Of Unknown Origin [NSFW]
- from this
. Photographs from an exhibition at the University of Tokyo. [related]
Binlang Xi Shi
have become a part of Taiwan culture. From roadside booths they sell betelnut, cigarettes, and drinks to passing drivers. Competition between the booths drove the girls to wear skimpier outfits to attract more customers. A crackdown saw the introduction of a 3B's policy: no buttocks, no breasts and no belly-buttons. [the 'Binlang Box' page is NSFW]
has mystery pictures of submarines and/or their doings with some great answers. For example, there is the story of the use of submarines as seaplane carriers yes, really
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.
work can be found all over the world. He is an artist that carves symbols on rocks and then leaves them at the site where they were created (sometimes burying
The Digital Silk Roads Project
continues to grow apace with more additions from the Toyo Bunko
rare books archive. Now available online, among others, are Les grottes de Touen-Houang
, The Thousand Buddhas
and several German books, including Chotscho
. Unfortunately, all of the high resolution images are greyscale. [related]
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
Robert Gregory Griffeth has deleted all of his galleries and in their place has posted these 12 enigmatic panels
and a tracker (which, if accurate, tells me that there are a couple of hundred puzzled punters a day). [more inside]
Postwar architecture of Berlin.
Photographing architectural icons before they disappear. Some I kind of like
. Some I don't
. Others, I just don't know what
they were thinking.
Carlo Mollino [Polaroids section NSFW]
A student of the occult, he was an Architect
, race car enthusiast
and photographer [NSFW]
Work from Esao Andrews
[some NSFW] Includes photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and more. All presented in a quite elegant, uncluttered interface.
panoramic views of parks in 'quality' order. [QTVR] Here
are the full screen VRs. All by Erik Goetze
A series of photos
showing a multiple bike pile-up. [slow loading - no gore]
Inside metros. Cities
with interesting stations [with links]
. Some have works of art. Some are works of art. I notice Sydney, Australia is not on the list - no surprise there.
Melbourne artist Polixeni Papapetrou takes photographs of her daughter
that are inspired by
For the same reasons
. [Links SFW but be careful clicking around]