15 . 03 . 2014
peerintothepast:

Balloon view of Boston, ca 1860, the world’s oldest surviving aerial photo. smithsonianmag.com

peerintothepast:

Balloon view of Boston, ca 1860, the world’s oldest surviving aerial photo.
smithsonianmag.com

14 . 03 . 2014
rebelrable:

Toward the end of his life P.D.Q became very frugal; this attempt to write an entire piano sonata on one page of manuscript paper has yet to be deciphered.

PDQ Bach: the entirely fictional “forgotten son” of the Bach musical dynasty— and also entirely the invention of satirical composer Peter Schickele, an American composer active principally in the 60s & 70s, and who won four Grammy awards for his parodies.

rebelrable:

Toward the end of his life P.D.Q became very frugal; this attempt to write an entire piano sonata on one page of manuscript paper has yet to be deciphered.

PDQ Bach: the entirely fictional “forgotten son” of the Bach musical dynasty— and also entirely the invention of satirical composer Peter Schickele, an American composer active principally in the 60s & 70s, and who won four Grammy awards for his parodies.

(Source: officialwoolworths)

03 . 03 . 2014
brooklyntakemein:

From the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade; June 28, 1970.

brooklyntakemein:

From the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade; June 28, 1970.

(Source: gayflames)

06 . 10 . 2013
weirdvintage:

Bookstore ruined in air raid in London, 1940 (via)

weirdvintage:

Bookstore ruined in air raid in London, 1940 (via)

29 . 09 . 2013
shewhoworshipscarlin:

Bowden Spacelander prototype, 1946. (“Futuristic in style, it looked entirely unlike any bicycle on the road at the time, and even today it’s styling remains un-matched. Bowden’s bicycle was not produced until 1960, with many significant changes to his original design. Most notable was the use of fiberglass for the frame design.”)

shewhoworshipscarlin:

Bowden Spacelander prototype, 1946. (“Futuristic in style, it looked entirely unlike any bicycle on the road at the time, and even today it’s styling remains un-matched. Bowden’s bicycle was not produced until 1960, with many significant changes to his original design. Most notable was the use of fiberglass for the frame design.”)

14 . 07 . 2013

Mary Coble. Untitled 3 (from Note to Self), 2005.“Note to Self” was a twelve hour performance where the names of 438 gay, lesbian, bi and transgender individuals who were murdered due to hate crimes were tattooed onto the artist’s body using no ink.

Mary Coble. Untitled 3 (from Note to Self), 2005.

“Note to Self” was a twelve hour performance where the names of 438 gay, lesbian, bi and transgender individuals who were murdered due to hate crimes were tattooed onto the artist’s body using no ink.

12 . 07 . 2013
collectivehistory:

New York’s Chinatown, ca.1900 (History Today)

collectivehistory:

New York’s Chinatown, ca.1900 (History Today)

09 . 07 . 2013
collectivehistory:

With some of New York’s skyscrapers looming through clouds of gas, some U.S. army nurses at the hospital post at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, wear gas masks as they drill on defense precautions, 1941 (The Atlantic) 

collectivehistory:

With some of New York’s skyscrapers looming through clouds of gas, some U.S. army nurses at the hospital post at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, wear gas masks as they drill on defense precautions, 1941 (The Atlantic

9 months ago
During the Great Ohio River Flood. men and women in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station. 1937.

During the Great Ohio River Flood. men and women in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station. 1937.

9 months ago
weirdvintage:

Alma Hitchcock with her husband Alfred’s wax replica decapitated head in her freezer, 1970s (via lomography)

weirdvintage:

Alma Hitchcock with her husband Alfred’s wax replica decapitated head in her freezer, 1970s (via lomography)

9 months ago
collectivehistory:

The “Momo” and “Uzeir” twin towers burn on Sniper Alley in downtown Sarajevo as heavy shelling and fighting raged throughout the Bosnian capital on June 08, 1992. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) 

collectivehistory:

The “Momo” and “Uzeir” twin towers burn on Sniper Alley in downtown Sarajevo as heavy shelling and fighting raged throughout the Bosnian capital on June 08, 1992. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

05 . 07 . 2013
bygoneamericana:

May Day Parade. New York, circa 1936.
By Joe Schwartz

bygoneamericana:

May Day Parade. New York, circa 1936.

By Joe Schwartz

(Source: artblart.com)

27 . 06 . 2013
thevintageways:

 Four-man bicycle , in the 1940s, is powered by five chains and has brakes on both its wheels. The bike was built by Art Rothschild (top position) who broke three ribs while learning how to ride it.

thevintageways:

Four-man bicycle , in the 1940s, is powered by five chains and has brakes on both its wheels. The bike was built by Art Rothschild (top position) who broke three ribs while learning how to ride it.

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