These images off How To Be A Retronaut were taken by Lewis Hine back in the 1900s and have been recently released by the National Child Labor Committee Collection at the Library of Congress. How far we’ve come, at least in some parts of the world, that this industry is no longer able to exploit children in this way.
There’s so much visually that is unique to New York that you can literally look at a photo from any era and immediately recognise it as being from Manhattan or Brooklyn or Queens. These photos from Michael Sean Edwards, which were published on the How To Be A Retronaut website, are a stark reminder of just how gritty, tough, colourful and lively New York was some thirty odd years ago, and how much of that unique character has been stripped away in the intervening decades.
The Charles McClaghy Collection has released this intriguing selection of images of female exotic dancers from the 1890s, which shows just how different our perception of ‘exotic’ has become over the intervening 120 or so years. [via How To Be A Retronaut]
Our friends over at How To Be A Retronaut have published a compelling selection of black and white portraits of the prostitutes of Storyville, taken in 1912 by legendary New Orleans photographer, John Bellocq.
Our friends over at How To Be A Retronaut recently published a killer selection of print ads from two issues of Playboy Magazine in 1962. It shows that while much has changed in the way of messaging, not enough has changed by way of the medium.
What’s kinda amazing about these photos which recently ran on the How To Be A Retronaut website is how similar the wives look to their hubbies. Must have been something in the water back then.