These TV screen magnifying lens had their heyday in the 1940s and 1950s during the early years of television. They were sold by companies to fit screens that ran from 3″ to 12″ in diameter. They allowed for various ways of attachment to your black and white TV set: from the top, sides and bottom,
On March 8 1979, in Tehran 100,000 women marched in protest against new laws passed one day earlier that made wearing the hijab (veil) in public compulsory for all women. The acclaimed Iranian photographer Hengameh Golestan, who between 1974 and 1984 documented the lives of women and children in Iran, presents her forthright visual series
Catholic church nurses numerous secrets. One of them are the skeletons with numerous jewellery items, which were found in the catacombs of Rome. Scientists reckon that this finding can tell a lot about the lifestyle of religious leaders of a distant past. In 1578 deep under Roman streets a first underground cemetery was found, which
See how urban development has dramatically changed these metropolises over several decades.
November 26th 1922. When the broken lid of the golden sarcophagus of King Tut in his tomb was slowly lifted away from its base using an elaborate pulley system, there was an audible gasp from the crowd of dignitaries who had assembled for this very event. What they found, underneath two sheets of linen, was
Photograph of Paris in 1839 was made by Louis Daguerre on the boulevard du Temple. There is a shoe shiner in the left-hand corner. This is one of the oldest photographs, where people are depicted. Today photographers travel around the world, making the photographs in the beloved cities. However, there was a time, when photographs