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Photos of San Francisco in 1951, Snapped Through a Navy Submarine Periscope

In 1951, a diesel-powered US Navy submarine called the U.S.S. Catfish passed under the Golden Gate Bridge and did a short tour of San Francisco Bay. …

Library of Congress Digitizes Archive of Early 20th Century Panoramic Postcards

Last month, the Library of Congress finally finished a project they started all the way back in 2008: they finished digitizing an archive of 467 …

Poignant pioneers of photography: the American civil war - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/may/06/met-museum-new-york-american-civil-war-photography<p>720<p>A landmark exhibition at the …

Modern Editing Software Used to Improve Film Footage from the Early 1900s

Film footage from the early 1900’s, when hand-cranked cameras were all the technology available, aren’t exactly high-quality. Choppy, jumpy, and …

Photographer Hunts for Vintage Cameras That Contain Undeveloped Film

Two years ago, photographer Chris A. Hughes purchased a 1914 French Richard Verascope camera (shown above) from an elderly man who was clearing out …

Stunning Documentary Portraits of Native Americans from the Early 1900s

In 1906, etiologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis set out across the United States to draw, photograph and otherwise document the lives of Native …

NYC Auction Houses Sell $30.8M in Photo Auctions in One Week, Set Records

In the first week of April, the three major auction houses in New York managed to post over $30 million in photography sales, showing that the …

Always Have Your Camera Ready

Most of us have experienced missing a breathtaking photographic moment either because we left our cameras at home or in the bag, had the wrong lens …

Photography

Photos of The Beatles at Shea Stadium Sold at Auction for $45,000

Anything Beatles is worth money. Often times a lot of money. Take for instance this naughty escapade pulled off by an amateur photographer, Marc …

Mexican firing squad, 1867 - picture of the day

Vietnam Veteran Shares His Rediscovered Photo Archive

Nearly 50 years ago, a young Charlie Haughey received a piece of paper in the mail. It was a draft notice from the United States Army, informing him …

Vietnam

One Man’s Fight to Get a Photo Published, and How it Changed Photojournalism

A recent article in the New York Times tells the story of one Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple — better known as Cal — to whom photojournalists in …

Photos of Modern Day Locations Blended with Shots of Major Historical Events

In 2010, photographer Seth Taras created a series of photographs for a worldwide marketing campaign for the History Channel with the message “Know …

The Oldest Surviving Aerial Photograph

According to the Professional Aerial Photographers Association, the father of aerial photography was French balloonist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, who …

Snaps by Elliott Erwitt – review

Once, when asked about the playfulness of many of his images, Elliott Erwitt replied: "I'm not a serious photographer like many of my contemporaries. …

‘Eyes of Hate’ Captured in Portrait of Nazi Politician by Jewish Photographer

In September 1933, <i>LIFE</i> magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt traveled to Geneva to document a meeting of the League of Nations. One of the …

Photog Who Shot Beatles Concert With a Fake Press Pass Sells the Pics for $45K

In 1965, amateur photographer Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get police to escort him stage-side at the historic Beatles concert in Shea …

Vietnam Veteran Rediscovers and Shares His 45-Year-Old Photo Archive

In October of 1967, at the age of 24, Charlie Haughey received a draft notice from the US Army notifying him that he would be spending a tour of duty …

100 Year Old Photos Found in an Antique French Camera

How often can you say that have you come across an actual historical discovery? Anton Orlov (of San Diego, CA) made just such a lucky find inside of …

Artlog

Roger Fenton's cricket match, 1857 - picture of the day