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Shackleton expedition photographs developed

A stack of negatives recovered from Ernest Shackleton's infamous Antarctic expedition have been developed. The pictures come from explorer Ernest Shackleton's last Antarctic expedition, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The goal of this expedition was to cross the entire continent, passing over the South Pole on the way. Instead, Shackleton and his

New photos of the Titanic wreck

National Geographic has posted some amazing new photographs of the Titanic in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the "unsinkable" ship's sinking. With her rudder cleaving the sand and two propeller blades peeking from the murk, Titanic’s mangled stern rests on the abyssal plain, 1,970 feet south of the more photographed

Colour photos from inside Hitler’s home

A collection of colour photographs taken by Adolf Hitler's personal photogratpher have been released for the very first time. [Thx Kese!] The Mirror reports that photographer Hugo Jaeger was one of the few photographers working with color photography at the time and was granted access to Hitler's living and study quarters,

Mysterious Nazi photographer identified

This morning a German website posted up an interesting gallery of Nazi photographs, some showing POWs and others featuring the Führer. The question was asked: who was the photographer who had access to both prison camps and Hitler himself? Hours later the question was answered. [Thnx Kese] As Tuesday dawned, what we

Photos from Old China

Check out these fascinating photographs of "old China". Click on a photograph to bring up information about the image you are looking at. (Thnx Graham!) The photograph above conveys a majesty that is rarely seen, even by today's standards. The huge tower and extensive wall, receding as far as they eye

Colour photos of Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage

Check out these amazing colour photographs documenting Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated voyage across the Antarctic in 1914-1917. These are Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition. Early in 1915, their

Previously unseen photo of dead Himmler released

A previously unreleased photograph of Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler taken moments after his suicide is due to be auctioned. After his death, Army chiefs released propaganda photographs of the monster's corpse slumped on the floor and a makeshift bed. But Lance Corporal Adderley kept the stark, grainy close-up taken at a British

Unseen Adolf Hitler photos sell for $47,000

A collection of 600-800 photographs taken by Hitler's personal photographer has been sold at auction for close to $50,000. Hoffmann was chosen by Hitler as his official photographer, with his images published as postage stamps, postcards, posters and picture books. A large archive of Hoffmann's photographs was seized by the United States