Historic photos uncovered

It seems to be high season for uncovering “new” historic photos. 10 days ago the photo enthusiast Anton Orlov found an old camera which held 8 previously unknown photographs from World War One, and now a long lost photo of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on August 6 1945 has been unearthed. Read more

Facebook: a source for historic pictures

I might be a bit late on this “discovery” but recently I’ve become aware of how good a source Facebook can in fact be, when it comes to historic pictures. If you look in the right places, there are plenty of interesting galleries with photos, paintings and images from history. Of course I will not recommend using pictures from Facebook in academic work or articles, but when you are looking for pictures for your work, it can be a really good inspiration. Read more