Category Archives: Stories Behind the Photographs

Lindy Hop

Here’s a great photo: Lindy Hop - Frankie Manning and Ann Johnson (1941) The Lindy hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. Lindy Hop was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and…
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A Photo of the Disneyland Staff Cafeteria in 1961

Here’s a great photo from the Disneyland staff cafeteria in 1961. We’re guessing the shot is staged, since Goofy and the astronaut would have a hard time eating with their headgear on, but there’s a chance that the smiles are genuine, or at least highly trained.   A Disney employee manual from 1962, a year…
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Largest Image of Space Ever

Largest Image of Space Ever with 46 Billion Pixels! Astronomers at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany have created the largest image of space ever compiled. The image is composited from some 268 individual shots captured over the past five years and spans a staggering 46 billion pixels. That's 855,000 by 54,000 pixels! The photo shows…
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Teapot Dome Service Station

History of Teapot Dome Service Station The Teapot Dome Service Station was built in 1922 as an architectural reminder of a government scandal that took place during the Harding administration. It was handcrafted by Jack Ainsworth in 1922. He built it inspired by the Harding Administration Teapot Dome Scandal. The store next to the Teapot was…
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World Reclamation Art Project Gas Station

In Syracuse, New York, what was formerly the Nottingham Citgo #53, a fifty-year-old abandoned gas station, has been converted into a work of art, titled WRAP, or the World Reclamation Art Project, by Syracuse University graduate art student Jennifer Marsh. United by this common cause, World Reclamation Art Project contributors range from professional artists to…
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Erik Johansson – Amazing optical illusions

Erik Johansson does not shoot the moments, he photographs the ideas! The Swedish photographer Erik Johansson, makes ​​from ordinary scenery amazing optical illusions. With the help of “Photoshop” he creates interesting crazy photos. Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal…
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The Bunda Cliffs – The End Of The Earth

The Bunda Cliffs literally feel like the end of the earth, though they are really just the end of Australia. The Bunda cliffs are part of a larger scarp of the Eucla Basin that spreads from the western part of South Australia across to the south eastern corner of Western Australia. As a geographical feature,…
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Steampunk Animal Sculptures Made Of Scrap Metal

Hasan Novrozi, a talented sculptor, has created a wonderful collection of steampunk animals sculptures Despite being painstakingly assembled from thousands of metal tools, automotive components, and other pieces of scrap metal, these steampunk sculptures are full of life and emotions. The talented sculptor was trained in Iran and has since expanded his skills with plenty…
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