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Surfing’s formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Witzig was one of the first people to document Australian surf culture. He was not only photographing the scene, he was part of it, a group that included surfers Bob McTavish and George Greenough, and his images reflect both that access and that intimacy. #History #Surfing #VintagePhotography #Photography

Where Have All The Germans Gone?

The Italians, Irish, and Jews are three of the most prominent immigrant groups in the history of late 19th-century New York City. Images of synagogues and churches, pushcarts and crowded tenements come to mind as walkers today stroll along the historic streets of the Lower East Side. Hester_Street_1903

Forgotten Woodstock: Never Seen Before Images of the Greatest Rock Concert of all Time! - Page 14 of 33

Some people took advantage of the fact that there was such a diverse crowd by using it as a platform to express their beliefs. Although the underlying tone of the festival was peace and anti-war there was still the occasional radical group wanting their voices to be heard as well.

Surfing’s formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Witzig was one of the first people to document Australian surf culture. He was not only photographing the scene, he was part of it, a group that included surfers Bob McTavish and George Greenough, and his images reflect both that access and that intimacy. #History #Surfing #VintagePhotography #Photography

Portrait of bearded lady Annie Jones, New York, United States, 1819, photograph by Charles Eisenmann.

Wyoming, circa 1900, Overland by Stagecoach....Crossing the country by stagecoach was adventurous even by nineteenth-century standards. Nine people could squeeze inside a stagecoach; additional passengers sometimes traveled on the roof. Passengers remained sandwiched together for about 22 days, with only brief stops for meals and changes of stock or equipment.

Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies - The Boston Globe

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Maracana Stadium as athletes take photographs during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

These Captivating Black-and-White Photographs Show Yugoslavia’s Punk Rock Scene in the Early 1980s

Feeding polar bears from a tank. circa 1950. kirbyfood:One source I found said this was taken in Russia, another said it was taken in Antarctica.