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The Woman Who Influenced Diane Arbus’s Eye

The Woman Who Influenced Diane Arbus’s Eye | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
The legendary photographer’s revealing images—and her confidence behind the camera—were shaped by her mentor and close friend, Lisette Model
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The Diane Arbus You’ve Never Seen

The Diane Arbus You’ve Never Seen | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
This summer, the Met Breuer will be showcasing the artist’s early work, much of it never before published or exhibited.
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Sucker punch: destroyed images of 1930s rural America – in pictures

Sucker punch: destroyed images of 1930s rural America – in pictures | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
An archive of 175,000 images shows post-Depression America at its most desperate – especially the negatives killed off with an ominous hole-punch
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Looking back on Seattle's streetcar history

Looking back on Seattle's streetcar history | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
With Seattle's First Hill streetcar line newly up and running, we took a look back at Seattle's original streetcar lines.
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How David Bowie’s Ceaseless Re-invention Changed Fashion

How David Bowie’s Ceaseless Re-invention Changed Fashion | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
“If you think being a pop star is an easy thing to do, Bowie shows that it’s not just enormous talent—it’s also immense, hard work.”
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Shelter and the slums: capturing bleak Britain 50 years ago

Shelter and the slums: capturing bleak Britain 50 years ago | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
From 1968 to 1972, photographer Nick Hedges toured the country for Shelter. His work galvanised politicians – and now the charity wants to find out what happened to those he portrayed
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These 12 Photos Of Washington In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

These 12 Photos Of Washington In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
These vintage photos of our state from the 50s will leave you nostalgic!
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Photos from D.C.'s worst snowstorm (so far) on record | PBS NewsHour

Photos from D.C.'s worst snowstorm (so far) on record | PBS NewsHour | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
The “Knickerbocker Blizzard” of 1922 dumped 28 inches of snow on Washington, D.C. The storm was named after the flat roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapsed and killed 98 people.
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Joodse buurt in Amsterdam (1926) - Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid | Facebook

Joodse buurt in Amsterdam (1926) - Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid | Facebook | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Vandaag is het Dag van het Jodendom. Duik 90 jaar terug in de tijd en neem een kijkje in deze Joodse buurt in Amsterdam!

(Orion-Profilti, 1926)
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Race, Civil Rights and Photography

Race, Civil Rights and Photography | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders relied on the power of photographs to persuade, enrage and motivate.
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anthony luke's not-just-another-photoblog Blog: Paris a 100 Years Ago...In Colour. C'est très Magnifique!

anthony luke's not-just-another-photoblog Blog: Paris a 100 Years Ago...In Colour. C'est très Magnifique! | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
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Low lake level reveals a glimpse of old town

Low lake level reveals a glimpse of old town | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Surprising historical discovery made at Ore. lake when it hit lowest level in 46 years.
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Photos: Early photos of Native Americans in Seattle

Photos: Early photos of Native Americans in Seattle | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Before Seattle was a bustling metropolis, or even a growing mill town, it was home to thousands of Native Americans, for thousands of years. 
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In the bleak light of the Depression: Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generation

In the bleak light of the Depression: Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generation | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
The Great Depression marked the bitter and abrupt end to the post-World War 1 bubble that left America giddy with promise in the 1920s. These rare photographs are some of the few documenting the iconic years that are in colour.
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Stunning Vintage Photos Show The Beauty Of African-American Women From Between 1920s And 1940s

Stunning Vintage Photos Show The Beauty Of African-American Women From Between 1920s And 1940s | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
These stunning vintage snapshots show the beauty of African-American women in their normal lives from between 1920s to 1940s.

h/t: vintag.es
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How Britain is really viewed by the rest of the world – in pictures

How Britain is really viewed by the rest of the world – in pictures | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Tatty washing lines on backstreet terraces, natty Oxford students on bikes, and a man blowing bubbles for the joy of it – foreign photographers best capture British idiosyncrasies on the evidence of a new exhibition curated by Martin Parr
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How one small town spent Saturday afternoon during the Depression

How one small town spent Saturday afternoon during the Depression | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
An FSA photographer walks the streets of a one-stoplight town.
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These 10 Photos From The 1960s In Washington Are Mesmerizing

These 10 Photos From The 1960s In Washington Are Mesmerizing | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
These vintage photos from the '60s may bring back great memories!
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Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: Images from the Selfridges Archives | Season 2 | Mr. Selfridge | Programs

Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: Images from the Selfridges Archives | Season 2 | Mr. Selfridge | Programs | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Check out these incredible photos from the Selfridges archives, and match up real-life history with the characters and storylines of Mr. Selfridge Season 2 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #SelfridgePBS
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Imagine how kids entertain themselves today, then look at these pics from 1941

Imagine how kids entertain themselves today, then look at these pics from 1941 | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
In 1941, NYC kids only needed the street and a stick to have fun.
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Ellis Island immigrant portraits circa 1900

Ellis Island immigrant portraits circa 1900 | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Ellis Island was the gateway for more than 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors seeking a better future in America, from 1892 to 1954. The rich tapestry of cultures and nationalities who entered...
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Fifth Avenue Then and Now, a Century of Streetviews in NYC

Fifth Avenue Then and Now, a Century of Streetviews in NYC | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Using newly-released images from the New York Public Library, a comparison of street views of New York made in 1911, and today, using Google Maps.
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Panoramic photos from top of Space Needle show Seattle's growth since 1960s

Panoramic photos from top of Space Needle show Seattle's growth since 1960s | History in Pictures | Scoop.it
Slide back and forth between a 1960 photo and a recent PanoCam photo to see just how much the city has changed.
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