East-Asia in the 1950s

Phil Roeder uploaded his fathers photos to Flickr, who served in the US Air Force in the 1950s. Photographs made in Okinawa, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the Philippines and show the region shortly after the war. Macao and Hong Kong are not yet part of China (UK and Portugal), Okinawa is ocuppied by Americans and […]

Flashes from our past – 002

1893. Man, probably Tempest Anderson’s (pioneer of vulcanology) team member standing in a spiracle on a lava plain in Iceland   1906. Italian village Boscotrecase destroyed by volcanic ash and lava during Vesuvius eruption   1924. Calvin Coolidge (right) 30th president of United States on his Vermont farm with his wife (left) and son John (middle) […]

Yugoslavian summers – 1983-85

I found a huge photobase on flickr of a british woman Cynthia Hilsden. There’s thousands of holiday and travel pictures in this goldmine. I bring you today some amazing images from 1980-s Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia wasn’t a classic East-block country over the iron curtain, however marshall Tito – leader of the multinationalist country – formed a strong […]

Flashes from our past – 001

Shocking, surprising, interesting and rare images from past. Part 001 1881. A snow blockade in southern Minnesota. On March 29, 1881, snowdrifts in Minnesota were higher than locomotives   1901. Before Tinder. Remote part of Montana. Woodsmen post an advertisement   The first military airplanes to be used by Latvia Swastikas not means nazism. It’s […]

Twenty years of Greenland – 1889-1909

Thomas Neergaard Krabbe (1861-1936), danish doctor, ornitologist and photographer spent eleven years in Greenland and almost all danish-lived towns and colonies photographed between 1889-1909. The danish ocuppied Greenland is now still danish with full autonomy. The life on the island in the turning of two centuries is more exciting than we can imagine! Click on images to […]

Mongolia in color – 1913

Two pure genius of photography the russian Sergei Prokudin-Gorski and the french millionaire philantrophist Albert Kahn photographed Mongolia. Prokudin-Gorski photographed Russia and the russo-protectorant Mongolia, Kahn planned to document the whole known world’s countries in colour.