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Plate-glass negatives of early 20th century India found in shoe box

178 plate-glass negatives showing pictures of India during the time of the British Raj have been found in a shoe box in Scotland. Archivists at RCAHMS have already confirmed that some of the images were definitely taken in 1912. King George V and Queen Mary visited Calcutta - the only Monarch

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,

Historial photos from the Burns Archive

Check out this interesting photo gallery of images plucked from the Burns Archives, one of America's largest collections of historical images. It's well worth the browse. Man Tarred and Feathered, 1940 This 1940 press photo shows a victim of the oft-used but rarely documents practice of tarring and feathering. The hot, sticky

The Civil War in 3-D

150 years ago, yesterday, the American Civil War began. The Library of Congress has released some coool streoscopic photographs and have combined them into 3-D anaglyphs to be viewed with those old school red and blue glasses. Click on the image above to check out some of them on MSNBC's

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