Rare photos from Ernest Hemingway’s childhood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 4 November 2013

These aren’t just any ordinary vintage black and white snapshots, these are snapshots from Ernest Hemingway’s childhood. These images surfaced when a collector bought Hemingway’s 1932 Royal Model T typewriter and found some negatives and photos underneath the typewriter body. These, according to Hemingway scholar Sandra Spanier, were likely to be taken at the Hemingway […]

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Major American cities in their earliest photos

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 31 October 2013

Imagine New York City’s Upper West Side without the diners, the yellow cabs or the hustle and bustle. Or perhaps Las Vegas without the multi-storied casinos. Once upon a time each U.S. city was still developing and Business Insider ran down a list of 12 cities across the country that show them at their earliest […]

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Old New York City photos superimposed on current ones

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Ever gone into an old building and said to yourself, ‘I wonder if anything spectacular happened here’. No? Ok, maybe that’s just me then. But Marc Hermann, a professional news photographer, has created a Now & Then series of different places in New York. He has superimposed old photos from the Daily News Photo Archive […]

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Unlucky line-up of Inventors killed by their own inventions

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 14 June 2013

Some inventors enjoy fame and glory. They become celebrities in their own right and go down in the history books as heroes. Well, that’s the goal, anyway. But there’s a whole collection of inventors who went down with their ships. Take Franz Reichelt, for example. This French tailor was testing his brand-new parachute invention by jumping […]

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Cocograph: have your photograph and eat it too

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Marry Instagram with artisanal chocolate and out comes Cocograph. Founded by photographer-cum-artist-cum-baker Rae Vittorelli, Cocograph is a whole new way to have your old timey vintage photos and eat them too. Snap a pic, upload it to the website, choose from dark, milk, or white chocolate, and before you know it, your Polaroid-style image is […]

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Haniedan’s artwork critiques objectification of the female form

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By Barry Morris in New Art on Friday 25 May 2012

Netherlands-based artist Haniedan uses layers of vintage pin-up girls, currency, posters, typography and icons to create ornate and nostalgic compositions. However, underneath the faded glamour lies a message about the brutality of this objectification of the female form, hinting at the sinister side of this supposed flawless and glamorous lifestyle presented in the seductive poses of the scantily clad girls.

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Vintage Photos

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 12 February 2009

The Livejournal community for vintage photos recently featured a post of rather creepy and strange images from decades past.

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Volksfaden

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By Kate Barnett in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 March 2008

Online store Volksfaden (literally translated as the ‘people’s threads’) was borne from a love of textiles, fabrics, print and pattern. The website itself is also a testament to good design, with the application of fabric designs to vintage photos in particular making for enjoyable viewing. Volksfaden is also an incubator for great designers, nurturing a […]

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