Tag: photos

Never Before Seen Photos from 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests


A really amazing set of black and white photos (Yes, kids they did have color photos back then) taken during the Tiananmen Square protests in China 25 years ago. The story of the discovery of the photos is typical of other similar types of amazing discoveries – an undeveloped roll of film was discovered in a shoebox.

Source: Buzzfeed and The China Girls

Old School NYC

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.

Color Photos From 1930s-1940s

[Sylvia Sweets Tea Room, corner of School and Main streets, Brockton, Mass.] (LOC)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