Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain
The photographs shown in the Daily Mail of ordinary street life in the late 1800s are of unbelievable quality. Not to mention how great the photos are at giving us a closer look at regular everyday life in Newcastle over 100 years ago.
Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle’s Mining Institute, discovered the 300-image collection of early glass negatives after peering into a long-forgotten box.
He was moving some old furniture for the Society of Antiquaries when the innocuous container caught his eye.
Check out more of the photographs at Pictures of times past: Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain | Mail Online.
You need to check out the photographs at the Daily Mail of London, England in the 1800s. Even in the dirt and grime, the every day ordinariness of the photographs makes them absolutely beautiful.
These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the 1800s when photography was in its infancy.
In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.
Check out more of the photos at Black and white pictures capture the lives of Londoners in the 1800s | Mail Online.
Photo courtesy of The Bishopsgate Institute
The antique dealer jokes that his photo is proof Nicholas Cage is more than just an a-list actor – he’s also a vampire who lived during the American Civil War.
An eBay seller claims to have a 4” by 2.5” carte de visite photo from around 1870 of a man who looks exactly like the 47-year-old star of Con Air, Ghost Rider and The Rock.
The seller, who has put the starting price at $1million, says the photo is 100 per cent genuine and was taken of a man who lived in Bristol, Tennessee, around the time of the Civil War.
Story by Mark Duell – The Daily Mail
More beautiful photographs from Abduzeedo in their series of World Photography. This time, they are showcasing great photos of the city of Toulouse in southwest France. Toulouse has been in middle of many historic events and has been settled since the 8th Century BC.
Check them all out at Worldwide Photography #13: Toulouse