We’ve all heard of rabbit holes leading to another world before, but that’s usually something that only happens in books!
Photographer Michael Scott took a trip down a rabbit hole into this medieval cave, armed with candles for illumination and captured…
Source: This Stunning 700-Year-Old Hand Carved Cave Was Found Behind A Rabbit Hole In The British Countryside.
Braithwaite, a young member of No. 12 Platoon, Makara Battalion, New Zealand Home Guard, 1942. Lemuel Lyes Collection.
These previously unpublished photographs of the Home Guard offer a rare candid view of an often-overlooked part of New Zealand’s experience during the Second World War. Far from being a safe sidesh…
Source: Defending Wellington: The Home Guard at Makara – History Geek
This week, the world paused briefly to remember 27th January 1945 when the Red Army liberated Auschwitz. The press release from the White House, now improbably occupied by a man who has sur…
Source: Auschwitz: Photographs from Hell | Iconic Photos
The military seized her photographs, quietly depositing them in the National Archives, where they remained mostly unseen and unpublished until 2006,
Dorothea Lange—well-known for her FSA photographs like Migrant Mother—was hired by the U.S. government to make a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942. She was eager to take the commission, despite being opposed to the effort, as she believed “a true record of the evacuation would be valuable in the future.
”The military commanders that reviewed her work realized that Lange’s contrary point of view was evident through her photographs, and seized them for…
Source: Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps — Anchor Editions
Nicolas sharing breakfast with his son Alexei in 1909
Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and execution.
Nicholas II was born on May 18, 1868, in Pushkin, Russia. He inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III, died in 1894. Although he believed in autocracy, he was eventually forced to create an elected legislature. Nicholas II’s handling of Bloody Sunday and World War I incensed his subjects and…
Source: vintage everyday: Old Photos of Daily Life of Nicholas II, the Last Tsar of Russia, in the 1910s
Photo: Henry Burroughs—AP / Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME
During WW2 more than 60 million Europeans fled their homes to escape persecution and all the horror and devastation that war brings with it.
Time may have moved on, but sadly the situation remains as dire as ever with nearly 34,000 people throughout the world being forcibly displaced every day due to conflict or persecution. That is 24 people every single minute.
The current number of displaced people across the globe is now at it’s highest point since WW2 and…
Source: Color Was Added To These Photos Of WWII Refugees And They Suddenly Seemed Devastatingly Timeless.
1912 Frederick Fleet, 24, the lookout who first spotted the iceberg. He went on to serve in both World Wars. In 1965, he experienced depression and later hanged himself. IMAGE: HARRIS AND EWING/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
As the few survivors were picked up, friends and family on shore clamored for news…
Source: What happened after the Titanic sank, in photos
Passage in Highgate, c. 1910
As one with a pathological devotion to walking through London’s sidestreets and byways, seeking to avoid the main roads wherever possible, these glass slides of the forgotten corners of London – used long ago by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society for magic lantern shows at the Bishopsgate Institute – hold a special appeal for me. I have elaborate routes across the city which permit me to walk from one side to the other exclusively by way of the back streets and I discover all manner of delights neglected by those who…
Source: Forgotten Corners Of Old London | Spitalfields Life
circa 1930: Berwick street market in Soho, London, with stalls selling fruit and vegetables and fur coats and stoles. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Fascinating Photos of London’s Soho Between the Wars…
Source: Fascinating Photos of London’s Soho Between the Wars – Flashbak
Thomas Child was the most prolific early photographer of Peking and this is the first extensive exhibition of his photographs…
Source: Rare photographs of Peking
Founded by John James Frost in 1790, Frost Brothers Ltd of 340/342 Commercial Rd was managed by his grandson – also John James Frost – in 1905, when these photographs were taken. In 1926, the company was amalgamated to become part of British Ropes and now only this modest publication on the shelf in the Bishopsgate Institute bears testimony to the long-lost industry of rope making and yarn spinning in the East End, from which Cable St takes its name….
Source: Frost Bros, Rope Makers & Yarn Spinners | Spitalfields Life.
Unique: Unknown historical photographs owned by Roald Amundsen has recently been discovered inside this chest. (Photo: Follo Museum)
Thousands of photographs – some new motifs and some of better quality than publicized images, documents and lectures. 80 years after the Norwegian state took over polar explorer Roald Amundsen’s home Uranienborg outside Oslo a very special chest has been discovered.
On November 22 earlier this year, director at Follo Museum, Henrik Smith found his way into a storage room inside the old house.
– As previous conservator-restorer, I am triggered to open all sealed boxes to see if they may contain objects of importance that require different storage conditions, says Henrik Smith to newspaper Aftenposten.
– At the back of the room, covered by documents and vinyl records, stands a chest. I clear my way to reach it, and to my amazement, the inscription…
Source: Unique Finds: Unknown Photographs by Explorer Roald Amundsen Discovered
Lucien Waléry lived and worked in Paris in the period 1900-1930. He photographed an extraordinary number of beautiful women from most of the particular risqué dance revues, a.o. Mata Hari and Josephine Baker…
Source: Parisian Postcards of Mata Hari by Lucien Waléry (1906)
Prior to the outbreak of war, German strategy was based almost entirely on the Schlieffen Plan. With the Franco-Russian Agreement in place, Germany knew that war with either of these combatants would result in war with the other, which meant that there would be war in both the west and the east…
Photos by Hans Hildenbrand
Source: Rare Color Photographs of German Front in World War I