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Sventek
24-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Courtesy of acegalaxi

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon. ca. 1930.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v74/p1396537260-3.jpg

Three Princeton students pose after the Freshman, Sophomore snowball fight. 1893. Princeton, NJ.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s1/v54/p1396537250-5.jpg

"Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers." After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race. 1967.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v71/p1396537254-3.jpg

The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v74/p1396537256-4.jpg

Russian peasants getting electricity for the first time in 1920.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v82/p1396537270-3.jpg

Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison – Jan. 13th 1968.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v81/p1396537276-5.jpg

Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1922.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v79/p1396537296-4.jpg

"The Long Walk" British Army EOD Tech approaches a suspect device – Date Unknown.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v70/p1396537292-4.jpg

Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home" on the blackboard, Poland, 1948.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v73/p1396537300-4.jpg

A Native American looks down at a newly-completed section of the transcontinental railroad. Nevada, about 1868.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s1/v54/p1396537306-4.jpg

Microsoft staff photo from December 7, 1978.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v75/p1396537148-4.jpg

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v80/p1396537150-4.jpg

New York man reads a newspaper, headline reads "Nazi Army Now 75 Miles FromParis." May 18, 1940.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v75/p1396537164-4.jpg

Gay pride, 1970. USA.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v83/p1396537160-4.jpg

Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v70/p1396537172-3.jpg

The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer. Edinburgh Ale, 1844.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v81/p1396537182-4.jpg

Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a "lumber truck". Los Angeles, 1926.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v85/p1396537190-4.jpg

Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga 1960.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v75/p1396537200-3.jpg

A Japanese family returning home (Seattle, Washington) from a relocation center camp in Hunt,Idaho on May 10, 1945.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v81/p1396537202-3.jpg

9 kings featured in one photo (Windsor Castle, 20 May 1910).
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s1/v54/p1396537214-4.jpg

Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v76/p1396537222-4.jpg

The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party in Italy, 1934.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v70/p1396537228-3.jpg

The Kennedy trio in the mid 30s as teenagers; John, Bobby and Teddy.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s8/v74/p1396537232-4.jpg

The first official riders in New York City’s first subway, 1904.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v71/p1396537238-3.jpg

Professor Redfern
24-01-2013, 08:31 PM
I love how even in such a classy and historic photo Louies eyes still look like they are about to burst.

darkfibre
24-01-2013, 08:39 PM
Do pic have to be significant or just historic (old)?

Or is there another thread for old photos?

Sventek
24-01-2013, 08:40 PM
Whatever you like, I think.

darkfibre
24-01-2013, 08:53 PM
Well I know these have never been on the net!

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy143/darkfibre2/Older%20pics/53.jpg

My dad is the skinny kid.
Edit: In the 1930 'Australian Home Beautiful' magazine, this pic was featured with a how it was built article. The web seems to date the first pop top caravan after this date.. lol

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy143/darkfibre2/Older%20pics/5.jpg

Health and safety shut this swing down

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy143/darkfibre2/Older%20pics/66.jpg



http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy143/darkfibre2/Older%20pics/94.jpg

Dad doing his part reducing native wildlife.

acegalaxi
24-01-2013, 09:08 PM
Thank you for posting, Sventek. Happy everyone is sharing :-)

Daise
24-01-2013, 09:30 PM
Wow, my new favourite thread.

Hamster
24-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Courtesy of acegalaxi (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/member.php?u=10469)



"The Long Walk" British Army EOD Tech approaches a suspect device – Date Unknown.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s2/v70/p1396537292-4.jpg



My favourite, love it (in a melancholy way).

acegalaxi
24-01-2013, 09:59 PM
Daise Marry me?

devolved
24-01-2013, 10:00 PM
I'm a big fan of WW1 pictures.
Mainly because it is so hard to fathom just how dreadful it would have been.

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Mr_Mike
24-01-2013, 11:41 PM
anyone got the old pics of perth?, i'm talking way back before the land around the convention center was reclaimed

Roger Explosion
24-01-2013, 11:57 PM
There's a thread that had a lot of the old Perth pics. Search engine doesn't help much when you enter "Perth" though for some reason.

Hamster
25-01-2013, 06:31 AM
A few family snaps that I find interesting.

82084
My great grandmother, I'm guessing circa 1920s

82085
My great grandfather, probably early 1900s

82086
Same great grandfather and my grandmother. Early 1930s maybe.

Dark Shadow
25-01-2013, 07:15 AM
There's a thread that had a lot of the old Perth pics. Search engine doesn't help much when you enter "Perth" though for some reason.


You may like this then
Josef Lebovic Gallery - Photography: West Australian Collection (http://www.joseflebovicgallery.com/photography/wa_collection/pages/pg06.html)

Älen
25-01-2013, 07:20 AM
Wow very cool guys!

chew
25-01-2013, 07:48 AM
Dowerin in my Great Grandfather's day

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82091&d=1359071079 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=82090)

Great Grandad far left.

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82090&d=1359071014 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=82089)

Again on a new fangled tractor thing

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82089&d=1359070991 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=81590)

When my Granmother passed away a few years ago we made a bit of a written history of her life and found these and other photos. One of the interesting stories was my Mum and Aunty remembering as children being very excited when they moved out of tents into a house with walls and a floor made of sleepers instead of dirt.

Sheikh Yerbouti
25-01-2013, 07:56 AM
This is a good site via facebook..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/beautifuloldperth/

Incredible how some of these beautiful old buildings were bulldozed to make way for the monstrosities there today.

Sventek
25-01-2013, 08:04 AM
For those who like old photos: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints (http://www.shorpy.com)

Sheikh Yerbouti
25-01-2013, 08:10 AM
My dad on the farm at kondinin circa late 1940's. any guesses on the make of bike?

82092

Got a few others i should dig out, my favourite is my dad scraping out a dam with a team of clydesdales..

Daise
25-01-2013, 08:38 AM
Is that an Enfield?

Älen
25-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Looking at them pics its just amazing how far we have come. I'm just sad as I have lost all my mum and dads side of the family in the war so with that I don't have very many old pics.

richarde
25-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Hamster I can see the resemblance between you and your great grandfather in that middle photo - all you are missing is the awesome clothes :)

Hamster
25-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Hamster (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/member.php?u=11758) I can see the resemblance between you and your great grandfather in that middle photo - all you are missing is the awesome clothes :)

You're not wrong. I look at that and think it's quite spooky actually.

Sheikh Yerbouti
25-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Possibly, i was thinking enfield or bsa. Imagine a hardtail as your main transport on country roads of the 40's and 50's. my old man returned from ww2 and had a crack at farming, got some great pics of a chevy truck piled high with hay, when i get back to civilisation ill post em up.

Skut
25-01-2013, 04:07 PM
Some of Vic Park...

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/740009_412368342172028_1880896311_o.jpg

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/793907_412368365505359_680368374_o.jpg

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/792203_412368372172025_304592628_o.jpg

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/798210_412368402172022_912564574_o.jpg

Nice side-car...

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/778638_412368468838682_2136521924_o.jpg

Mr_Mike
25-01-2013, 04:17 PM
I find it funny that Perth used to have a tram network, got rid of it and now nearly 90 years later local politians are thinkin "heres a great new idea lets build a light rail system"

chew
25-01-2013, 04:32 PM
Grandad working on the railways. He also worked as a bullock train driver carting sleepers from Bridgetown to Dowerin.

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82115&d=1359102586 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=82091)

All these pics I have are of the maternal side of my family as my paternal granfather was an alcoholic who I met twice as he would run away and hide out with other alco's until he was beat up or run over and end up in hospital. His wife I never met as she ran out on him and the four kids when dad was 6 years old. Dad grew up a semi street kid in Northbridge through the depression and WWII.

okitoki
25-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Some of Vic Park...


lol... the photos reminds me of where I used to live in Adelaide... the shops along the streets still looks like that (Goodwood, Unley, etc)

Jamathi
25-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Dowerin in my Great Grandfather's day

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82091&d=1359071079 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=82090)

Great Grandad far left.

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82090&d=1359071014 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=82089)

Again on a new fangled tractor thing

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=82089&d=1359070991 (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2679&attachmentid=81590)

When my Granmother passed away a few years ago we made a bit of a written history of her life and found these and other photos. One of the interesting stories was my Mum and Aunty remembering as children being very excited when they moved out of tents into a house with walls and a floor made of sleepers instead of dirt.


Tractor looks to me a Caterpillar 2 ton, some 3 were bought by the Australian government in the 1930ish to pull the Catalina Flying boats on the ramp @ Matilda bay!

ReCon
26-01-2013, 11:14 PM
Sent the Vic Park shots to me dear ol' mum who was born and raised about 50 metres from the pub and she reckons the first door on the right hand side of the Balmoral was the entrance where my grandfather used to sit for over 30 years.
The old bugger used to try fight and fall over on many occasions, right up until his late 70's the feisty old prick :) .

He left this earth with nothing and just wanted to go back to 'his' pub and die.

She was really happy to see these shots Skut , so cheers mate! :thumbsup:

Skut
31-01-2013, 09:03 PM
Sent the Vic Park shots to me dear ol' mum who was born and raised about 50 metres from the pub and she reckons the first door on the right hand side of the Balmoral was the entrance where my grandfather used to sit for over 30 years.
The old bugger used to try fight and fall over on many occasions, right up until his late 70's the feisty old prick :) .

He left this earth with nothing and just wanted to go back to 'his' pub and die.

She was really happy to see these shots Skut , so cheers mate! :thumbsup:

I am glad they brought some happiness :) They were some photos I restored and digitised for the Vic Park Library and I am sure they would have some more as they have something of an archive.

Pixie
31-01-2013, 09:56 PM
I love this thread! I could spend many hours looking at old pictures/antiques etc.

Sventek
31-01-2013, 10:22 PM
Here are a few of my father, who was also into riding - as I found out 'after' I started riding. It would have been his birthday today, and he died 8 years ago.

He's second from the right in this one.
http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s4/v62/p1281671524.jpg

http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s4/v67/p1281671678.jpg

He was a pilot, too.

http://www.sventek.com.au/img/s3/v42/p1281671744.jpg

Sventek
09-02-2013, 03:34 PM
How's this for a group shot?

http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/17272/172721881296852884e1928924af7c1f588f1ccd.jpg

Sventek
09-02-2013, 03:37 PM
http://img5.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/17272/172722485de222547adb3ac42b2bcbe00baa89bc.jpg

Daise
09-02-2013, 04:27 PM
I don't think they would've had *any* idea what they were about to do.

rod
09-02-2013, 05:01 PM
I don't think they would've had *any* idea what they were about to do.

Ain't that just it. Here we are looking at those old pictures, all of which are history. Just some more well known than others. They're a snapshot of a time and I like to wonder what it would have been like, in that picture. What's also great is that they enable the memory of the subjects of those pictures to live on, which to someone in the time when they become acutely aware of their mortality, is a beautiful thing. Sventeks father would never have even dreamed that that simple moment in time would be looked at, decades in the future, and that the people in that future would be interested in them and what they did!

And they wouldn't exist but for the concept of putting these memories onto a durable media, there to hold that moment in time where they can be discovered and rediscovered. They're "there", easy to access and keeping them is just about foolproof, which makes them live longer. Now that photo and video is usually held electronically (yeah, no choice with video!), these memories can be more easily lost. Which is sad in a way.

Skut
09-02-2013, 06:40 PM
How's this for a group shot?

http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/17272/172721881296852884e1928924af7c1f588f1ccd.jpg

Sad thing is, how many people today have a clue as to who a lot of these people are/did (I guess it helps than many are household names though ;) ) - yet if it were a football team.....

An awesome assemblage if there ever was!

Sventek
09-02-2013, 06:45 PM
Just missing a cat... :)

Skut
09-02-2013, 07:26 PM
Just missing a cat... :)


That may or may not be dead - have you looked? I bet Albert stole it.

Sventek
09-02-2013, 07:35 PM
I thought I saw it, but as soon as I looked...

Skut
09-02-2013, 08:19 PM
Albert stuffed it up his jumper as Planck looked for constant ... see, YOU collapsed the probability you monster!

Daise
09-02-2013, 08:33 PM
My grandfather has a couple of incredible photos, taken by a fellow serviceman at an event back in the 1950's.

I'm hoping to scan them and put them up soon!

Hamster
09-02-2013, 09:06 PM
How's this for a group shot?

http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/17272/172721881296852884e1928924af7c1f588f1ccd.jpg

Wow! That is an impressive line up.

Skut
09-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Wow! That is an impressive line up.

And there is a reason Albert isn't crossing his legs... I hope some will finish that!

Phildo
09-02-2013, 09:42 PM
And there is a reason Albert isn't crossing his legs... I hope some will finish that!
Even world-famous geniuses have to lean to one side to fart sometimes.

Hamster
10-02-2013, 10:04 AM
First ever photo of someone giving the finger. Historic but not classy.

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Story HERE (http://www.petapixel.com/2013/02/09/first-ever-photo-of-someone-giving-the-finger/)

Hamster
19-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Photos from the worlds first underwater nuclear explosion.

(http://www.petapixel.com/2013/02/18/photos-from-the-worlds-first-underwater-nuclear-explosion/)82949

Sventek
23-02-2013, 09:28 AM
There are some gems here: Rare Historical Photos with descriptions - Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/zuluz). I can't believe the size of Hitler's railway gun.

mekon
24-02-2013, 12:40 PM
Sad thing is, how many people today have a clue as to who a lot of these people are/did (I guess it helps than many are household names though ;) ) - yet if it were a football team.....

An awesome assemblage if there ever was!

Bet Madame Curie was beating them away with a stick, all those advances made on her. :lol:

Älen
25-02-2013, 06:35 AM
LOL at Winston Churchill's junk!

Here is some more.
Some Rare Historic Photos - Imgur (http://imgur.com/gallery/qxfUB)

Skut
25-02-2013, 09:54 AM
There are some gems here: Rare Historical Photos with descriptions - Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/zuluz). I can't believe the size of Hitler's railway gun.

The human faces of history, when "history" wasn't watching them, are really special.

Seb
26-02-2013, 08:29 AM
I kow it's from Perthnow, but they are interesting photos.

Holterman Collection | Gold Boom Australia 1872 | Perth Now (http://www.perthnow.com.au/gallery-e6frg1vc-1226583730526?page=1)

Hamster
22-08-2013, 07:56 PM
These are quite good.
http://petapixel.com/2013/08/21/colorizing-photoshoppers-put-a-new-spin-on-old-historical-photos/

mekon
22-08-2013, 08:28 PM
These are quite good.
Colorizing Photoshoppers Put a New Spin on Old Historical Photos (http://petapixel.com/2013/08/21/colorizing-photoshoppers-put-a-new-spin-on-old-historical-photos/)

That's a fascinating idea. Bit more refined and extreme than the old tinting restoration of B&W war film. Obviously a bit of license taken on the sky, exact tone.

IGS
22-08-2013, 08:37 PM
This site has a heap of historic photos. Great way to kill hours on end flicking through the capsules
http://www.retronaut.com (http://www.retronaut.com/)

Kia
22-08-2013, 11:20 PM
I have about 300 of these on my PC at the moment. I don't mind posting them up tomorrow night but Im not 100% sure on how to get them on here directly from my pc...

Hamster
23-08-2013, 07:36 AM
I have about 300 of these on my PC at the moment. I don't mind posting them up tomorrow night but Im not 100% sure on how to get them on here directly from my pc...

You can't. You need to host them somewhere and link.

Sventek
23-08-2013, 07:48 AM
I have about 300 of these on my PC at the moment. I don't mind posting them up tomorrow night but Im not 100% sure on how to get them on here directly from my pc...

I'll host them if you like. I'll set something up and PM you the details of how to upload them.

boeman
23-08-2013, 07:50 AM
We have a photo of Albany, with the bay full of ships and submarines ready to depart en-route to Gallipoli.

My great-grandfather's one (S.S. Ceramic, tattooed inside my arm) at the front.

Ill try and take a good quality pic with the iphone, since its a 1m wide landscape shot.

chew
23-08-2013, 07:55 AM
We have a photo of Albany, with the bay full of ships and submarines ready to depart en-route to Gallipoli.

My great-grandfather's one (S.S. Ceramic, tattooed inside my arm) at the front.

Ill try and take a good quality pic with the iphone, since its a 1m wide landscape shot.

They have some of those pics at Cottesloe Council Admin building.

boeman
23-08-2013, 07:59 AM
They have some of those pics at Cottesloe Council Admin building.

Yeh, i think there are quite a few generic ones going around, as ive seen the same shot from a different angle before.

Also had his journal that follows from Adelaide to Gallipoli, to being snipered through the ankle. An amazing read that my Dad has transcribed into a Word document if anyone is interested.

Kia
23-08-2013, 09:16 AM
I'll host them if you like. I'll set something up and PM you the details of how to upload them.

Alright sounds good.

Hamster
23-08-2013, 09:16 AM
Also had his journal that follows from Adelaide to Gallipoli, to being snipered through the ankle. An amazing read that my Dad has transcribed into a Word document if anyone is interested.

Luckily for your Grandad someone wasn't listening in sniper training school.

boeman
23-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Luckily for your Grandad someone wasn't listening in sniper training school.

I think thats what they were actually trained to do though, but im sure someone else could shed more light...

Wound, then take out everyone else who reveals themselves in a rescue effort?

Hamster
23-08-2013, 10:06 AM
I think thats what they were actually trained to do though, but im sure someone else could shed more light...

Wound, then take out everyone else who reveals themselves in a rescue effort?

Actually, now you mention it that rings a bell. Also an injured person takes up far more resources than a dead person.

chew
23-08-2013, 10:16 AM
This is why a lot of military weapons are designed to maim and injure rather than kill outright.

Far Q
23-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Hey boeman, my Grandfather was also on HMAT A40 Ceramic, he was with the "Old Sixteenth" West Australian Battalion. The 16th was said to have been the most decorated Battalion in the British Empire during WW1!

Interested in reading your Great Grandad's diary!

Sventek
23-08-2013, 04:28 PM
A big thanks to Kia for uploading lots of great shots. There are too many to link individually, but you can see them all here: Historic Photos - MetroPhoto Australia (http://www.metrophoto.com.au/Other/Historic-Photos/n-45GG7)

Kia
23-08-2013, 04:32 PM
If anyone wants more info on any of the pictures just ask.

Sventek
24-08-2013, 09:36 AM
If you compare the two shots of JFK's assassination:

http://www.metrophoto.com.au/photos/i-d3stNQ6/0/X3/i-d3stNQ6-X3.jpg

http://www.metrophoto.com.au/photos/i-vWzQvKQ/0/X3/i-vWzQvKQ-X3.jpg

They appear to be different cars.

Far Q
24-08-2013, 10:22 AM
The bottom photo is the actual car that JFK was assassinated in. The top photo must be a re-enactment or something similar I would say?

Kia
24-08-2013, 11:24 AM
The bottom photo is the actual car that JFK was assassinated in. The top photo must be a re-enactment or something similar I would say?


If you compare the two shots of JFK's assassination:

http://www.metrophoto.com.au/photos/i-d3stNQ6/0/X3/i-d3stNQ6-X3.jpg

I think Far Q may be right, there doesn't seem to be any blood on JFK's suit. And looking at some of the other pictures on the internet, the interior on the second car seems to match.

mstriumph
25-08-2013, 09:57 AM
That may or may not be dead - have you looked? I bet Albert stole it.

No ... the SPCA came and took it into protective custody, after having Schrodinger arrested for cruelty to animals (the poison thingy) and Heisenberg arrested as accessory (for leading him astray by dreaming the idea up in the first place) and Einstein cautioned (the gunpowder comments).

As it remained unadopted after 28 days, the cat was painlessly euthanised (possibly using the same poison Schrodinger had envisaged in the first place) ................ go figure.

mstriumph
25-08-2013, 10:04 AM
The bottom photo is the actual car that JFK was assassinated in. The top photo must be a re-enactment or something similar I would say?

... or, Sventek, mebbe the top photo is legit. and the BOTTOM photo is an illustration of what may (or may not) have happened to the cat?

mstriumph
25-08-2013, 10:09 AM
Actually, now you mention it that rings a bell. Also an injured person takes up far more resources than a dead person.

ditto ditto prisoners ... which is why, in many instances, the captured just got shot out of hand instead of being interned.

Methinks that sooner or later some aspiring pollie here is going to extrapolate THAT solution to our prison population as a vote-grabbing, cost-saving measure to help towards the deficit 'black hole'.

jules_1972
25-08-2013, 10:48 AM
A big thanks to Kia for uploading lots of great shots. There are too many to link individually, but you can see them all here: Historic Photos - MetroPhoto Australia (http://www.metrophoto.com.au/Other/Historic-Photos/n-45GG7)

Brilliant selection of historical photography.
great link!

Phildo
25-08-2013, 11:12 AM
The first photo is a re-creation - have a look at the Zapruder footage (just search for Zapruder on YouTube) and there's no camera anywhere that could have taken that photo. Maybe an early GoPro prototype? :cool:

My recollection is that the Secret Service guy running was directly behind the left corner of the car, not running at it from an outer angle.

The fatal shot also took out a large chunk of JFK's head. In that photo, his head is still complete.

Hamster
13-09-2013, 01:18 PM
Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom (http://petapixel.com/2013/09/12/marked-photographs-show-iconic-prints-edited-darkroom/)

Links via the historic photos theme. But also a good one to show the people who think film was "genuine" and digital is somehow over manipulated. Most processing that goes on with digital images is only doing what has always been done, in fact I've never dodged and burned a photo as much as some of these in my life.

Hamster
26-03-2014, 09:18 AM
More love for this thread.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2587919/Former-dustman-salvaged-5-000-historic-photographs-WWI-heroes-action-RUBBISH-DUMPS.html

Hamster
01-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Someone else digging up old photos. These negs, he bought in a thrift store, were digitised and put on his Flickr stream. Most notable being the Pre WWII pictures of Hitler in Italy.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philosophyinc/sets/72157644391913736/

Hamster
08-05-2014, 05:01 PM
Colour photos from 1939!
http://m.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/25/1939-england-in-color-part-1?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_1

Hamster
27-10-2014, 08:50 AM
This could well be an interesting film for photographers.
https://www.lunapalace.com.au/coming-soon+1285+finding-vivian-maier

Hamster
01-04-2015, 07:40 AM
http://distractify.com/jake-heppner/scenes-from-the-past-you-never-expected-never-seen-before/

monsta
01-04-2015, 10:53 AM
some pics from 1910/20 around Newcastle, Sydney, the ol' home town Lithgow, and PNG.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/sets/72157651638124931/