French photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) was walking in Paris when he saw aspiring actors Françoise Delbart (age 20) and Jacques Carteaud (age 23) kissing. He proposed to the charming young […]
Published in the New York Herald Tribune, Oct. 2 1932. Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller […]
Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres salient, 29 October 1917. The leading soldier is Gunner James Fulton and […]
The giant airship Hindenburg made history with its first transatlantic flight in May of 1936. Nearly the size of the Titanic, it was the largest airship ever built and a crowning […]
Rue de Lyon, Paris, France, 1910. Photo: Albert Chevojon
On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was inaugurated in New York, USA, in the presence of the then President, Grover Cleveland, former governor of New York, in front […]
On August 8, 1969, The Beatles were on a photoshoot for their eleventh studio album named Abbey Road.
The sun can’t shine through like that now due to the surrounding tall skyscrapers.
Painted May 1st-June 4th, Paris, France Oil on canvas 349,3 x 776,6 cm Location: Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain The government of the Spanish Republic acquired the mural “Guernica” from […]
The Montparnasse derailment occurred at 16:00 on 22 October 1895 when the Granville–Paris Express overran the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus. With the train several minutes late and the driver trying to make up for […]
View from the Window at Le Gras (french: Point de vue du Gras) is the first successful permanent photograph created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1827, in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France. Captured on 20×25 cm oil-treated […]
The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca was executed by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the 19 August 1936, at the age of 38. Here is […]
Marina Ginestà i Coloma (29 January 1919, Toulouse, France – 6 January 2014, Paris, France) was a French-born Spanish veteran of the Spanish Civil War, who was a member of […]
Alan Kurdi was a three-year-old Syrian boy of Kurdish ethnic background whose image made global headlines after he drowned on 2 September 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea. He and his family were Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe amid […]
The Lewis Hine’s photographs of children at work helped fight child labor.
World Press Photo of the Year. José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against in Caracas, Venezuela.
Yemen’s old walled city of Shibam is the oldest metropolis in the world to use vertical construction with mud (until 8 floors!).
South Vietnam National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes suspected Viet Cong member Nguyen Van Lem, on the second day of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.