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China in color pictures from 1920-30s

These glass slides were taken by the Russian-born photographer Serge Vargassoff (1906-1965) who established himself as a professional photographer, at the age of 20, in Peking (Beijing), China and became a long-term resident of the city. Later he established a … Continue reading

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Around Sweden in the 1940s and early 1950s by Fredrik Bruno

Fredrik Daniel Bruno (1882–1971) was a town engineer in Hudiksvall in the province of Hälsingland in the northern part of central Sweden. He was also a dedicated amateur photographer, and took colour slides during travels around Sweden in the 1940s … Continue reading

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Vintage Playgrounds

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High Line in the past

The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated freight railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; … Continue reading

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Chernobyl before 1986

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine). An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread … Continue reading

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Moscow in 1930s [more]

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Yellowstone National Park 1912

Yellowstone National Park, famous for its hot springs and geysers.

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