Category Archives: culture

12 Stunning Black and White Photos of Cemeteries

These 12 stunning black and white photos of cemeteries were taken by American photographer Thomas Alleman. Thomas Alleman was born and raised in Detroit, where his father was a traveling salesman and his mother was a ceramic artist. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in English Literature. During a fifteen-year newspaper career, […]

Vintage 1970s Photos of New York Street Life and Home Life

Dancing at the Ice Palace During Bartenders Weekend Cherry Grove Fire Island, NY September 1977

Paradise & Purgatory: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories […]

Damn iPhone is Making Us Less Social. Bring Back Newspapers

We’ve all heard our parents say it; “Look up from your phone every once in a while”, “Hey, talk to me don’t text”, “why are you being so anti-social on your phone?” Not only our cellphones, but also our laptops, televisions, creations like Facebook and other social media platforms. Are all of these inventions and […]

Remarkable 1896 Vintage Photos of Arnold Genthe

Self-Portrait photograph of Arnold Genthe, 1896

Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was an internationally recognized photographer working in the soft-focus pictorialist style. Arnold Genthe’s photographic career spanned four decades and several continents and ranged thematically from portraiture to dance and travel studies. Chinatown – San Francisco Genthe photographed San Francisco’s old Chinatown from the late 1890s until his move to New York in […]

ABBA & Disco’s Influence

This event is entitled Disco’s Influence on European Dance Music. And we’re kind of going to be looking at that topic with a case study of ABBA. And we’re very pleased to have our dear colleague, James Wintle with us this evening who’s going to give this wonderful lecture for the first portion of the […]

Julekort: 21 Vintage Norwegian Christmas Postcards From the Early 20 Century

Did you know that the tradition of giving Christmas cards started with the Victorians? In fact, a lot of our modern day Christmas traditions started in the Victorian era. But in those days most of the Christmas cards were still homemade, just like most of the gifts were. The tradition of giving gifts goes back […]

A Brief History of Stalingrad

Kazan Cathedral

Volgograd formerly Tsaritsyn , 1589–1925, and Stalingrad, 1925–1961, is an important industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It lies on the western bank of the Volga River. The Battle of Stalingrad in World War II was one of the largest and bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. Known as the […]

18 Vintage Photos of New York Disco Era in Bushwick 1970’s and 1980s

NYC in the late 1970s and early 80s could best be described using Charles Dickens’ phrase “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Meryl Meisler’s photographs documented it with compassion and humor. As the city neared bankruptcy, crime rates rose, epidemics of arson and crack made the Big Apple seem […]