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Photochrome Postcards of Ireland in 1890s… (35 photos)

The heritage of some of Ireland’s favorite places and scenic spots has been reanimated and shared publically thanks to the wonders of modern technology. The photochrom prints are colorized reproductions based on the original negatives shot between 1890 and 1900. source images: Library Of Congress

IKEA Catalogue Covers 1951 – 2000 (30+ pics)

Feodor Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943 when he was only 17, and now we can’t imagine our lives without it. Being the retail giant that IKEA is it took a lot of focusing on cost control, operational details, and continuous product development to keep their brand relevant. Times change and so does interior design.

Modelling for Turners in 1960 (25 photos)

Tyne and Wear Archives presents a set of images taken by the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. They were taken by the firm on is own account for possible use in their advertising campaigns. Turners frequently hired models to help promote their work and to encourage sales in their shops. Some of the shots are

18 Illustrations Revealing The Horror Of Surgery In The 15th–19th Centuries…

The photos are compiled in Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery, a book by medical historian Richard Barnett. The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. Crucial Interventions follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the very best examples of rare surgical

Donyale Luna, the real First Black Supermodel (25 photos)

Donyale Luna (1945 – 1979) was an African American model and actress. In 1966, Luna became the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue. She also appeared in several underground films by Andy Warhol, and had roles in Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo (1966), and most notably as Enotea in the 1969 Federico

Photo Booth Models In 1950’s (20 photos)

Were you or someone you know a model at a photo show in 1954 or 1955? These found photos – in fabulous 1950s Kodachrome – were picked up at estate sales or garage sales. There are two parts. Some are dated 1955. Others are from March 1954. The photographer picked hackneyed compositions, even cutting the