The NYC Department of Records has released almost 900,000 never before seen photos from their archives dating as far back as the 1890′s. The Daily Mail has a bunch posted on their site. As of now, the NYC Department of Records site has crashed because of the incoming volume of traffic.
Oh, here is a modern shot of the corner in the above photo.
Amazing set of photos from the construction of the Titanic. When you look at these photos, you can’t help but think about how much work would be needed just to build the scaffolding to then build the ship. And to think that all that work would go, ahem, down the drain.
Via How to Be A Retronaut
The corner of School St. and Main St. in Brockton, MA in the 1930′s
A set of color photos from the 1930s and 1940s on Flickr from the Library of Congress. No, the above photo is not from Instagram or Picplz. :)
Here is a view from “today” of the same corner as above at School and Main Streets in Brockton, MA
I guess this would be (ahem) a Drag Race?!?
The top sports photos of 2010 from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture
Via Boston’s Big Picture
The crazy hills of San Francisco (by Håkan Dahlström). I just love this photo – because by just shifting it a little to the right, it puts a brand new perspective on a typical SF street/building.
The “normal” photo is here
From this month’s cover story in Rolling Stone about Mad Men, a great set of 20 photos of behind the scenes, on set photos from MM. Easily the strangest one is the photo of Cosgrove with an Apple laptop since computers were not even on the radar back then.
Some awesome photos of the first rounds of the World Cup from Boston.com’s “Big Picture”. Clearly, the mobile phone plans in Paraguay offer, er, benefits just not offered by the carriers in the USA.