Workers lay bricks to pave 28th Street in Manhattan on October 2, 1930
1936, National Geographic photographer Luis Marden photographs the great Maya ball court at Chichen Itza in Mexico.
Model of a timekeeping pavilion, designed by Guglielmo Giuliano for the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Mark Twain on his way around the world in 1897. Happy Mustache Monday.
Photo from NYPL Digital Gallery.
The A-12 program, cancelled in 1991, would have cost $57 billion…
#fifi stopped by #kdvt last week. The only #b29 flying in the world. #vintage #beautiful #tpaalife #piperseminole #pa44 #phoenix #arizona #aviation #avgeek
What if one of the most important street photographers of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone?
Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.
John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier.