This photograph is stamped as being taken at 7am on the 19th of April, 1912. People form a crowd at Cunard’s Pier 54 in New York, possibly waiting for more news on what happened to the Titanic.
RMS the evening before carrying the survivors of Carpathia had arrived Titanic’s sinking. It is said around 40 000 people were waiting to see the ship arrive.
Early 20th Century, History, On This Day, Photography, US History
1910s, 1912, Early 20th Century, New York, New York City, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, RMS Carpathia, RMS Titanic, Titanic, US History
17th April 1963: St. Louis Missouri, USA on Olive St, between 17th and 18th.
History, On This Day, Photography, US History, Vintage
1960s, 1963, Missouri, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Transportation, US History, Vintage
4th April 1945: A corporal of the US 82nd Airborne Division reads a warning sign in Cologne, Germany as the Second World War draws to an end. Cologne came under Allied control the previous month.
61% of Cologne was destroyed by bombing during the war, and most of the city’s centre was devastated.
History, Military, On This Day, Photography, US History, World War Two
1940s, 1945, Cologne, German History, Germany, Military, On This Day, Photography, Second World War, US History, War, World War Two
American photography pioneer
Robert Cornelius was born in Philadelphia on the 1st of March, 1809.
Cornelius, born to a Dutch immigrant father and a lamp manufacturer by profession, is credited as having taken the first photographic self-portrait, in 1839. He was required to sit still for more than ten minutes to capture the image.
Today he is sometimes called the inventor of the “selfie”.
Here is his portrait:
19th Century, History, On This Day, Photography, US History
1800s, 1809, 1830s, 1839, 19th Century, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Robert Cornelius, US History
January 1953: Evelyn Stillwell teaches a ballet class in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Photographed by Charles Barron.
History, Photography, US History, Vintage
1950s, 1953, Americana, Ballet, Children's History, Dance, Florida, Photograph, Photography, Sarasota, US History, Vintage
This Christmas postcard, copyrighted in 1909, features a zeppelin. The airships were first flown commercially the following year, operated by German company Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG.
The image was created by American illustrator
Ellen Clapsaddle (8th January, 1865 – 7th January, 1934).
Early 20th Century, History, US History
1900s, 1909, 1910, Christmas, Christmas Card, Early 20th Century, Ellen Clapsaddle, German History, US History, Women's History, Zeppelin
The cover of
from the 26th of November, 1864. The Illustrated London News
The main story is about the reelection of US President Abraham Lincoln. Less than half a year later the President was assassinated.
19th Century, British History, History, On This Day, US History, Victorian
1860s, 1864, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, News, On This Day, President Lincoln, The Illustrated London News, US Civil War, US History, Victorian, Victorian Era