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Colorado’s Old West: Antique Photochrom Prints

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Photochrom (or photochrome) prints are a form of colored lithography, in a process that starts with a black and white negative. The prints were most popular in the 1890’s, and were often sold as postcards, featuring subjects like daily life, landscapes, and architecture.

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Chess Portraits by Francesco Ridolfi

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Francesco Ridolfi is a portrait photographer who normally shoots for advertising and editorial clients like Rolling Stonge, Auchan, and Louis Vuitton. Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, he now splits his time between Brussels, Milan and Bologna working on a variety of projects.

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19 Vintage Photos of Soldiers and Sweethearts

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Photographs of servicemen and their sweethearts are iconic and easily recognizable–especially photos of World War Two servicemen. There are numerous movies and TV episodes that explore what happens during ‘Fleet Week’, when massive numbers of sailors descend on New York and other US port cities. For that reason, these photos look a bit familiar.

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18 Vintage Photos of Alaskan Inuits

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Alaskan Natives, who were collectively known for many years as Eskimos, are now referred to as Inuit because the term ‘Eskimo’ is somewhat derogatory. The term Inuit itself refers to multiple native groups throughout Alaska, Canada, Siberia, and Greenland–each of which has its own traditions, culture, and language.

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Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad – Photos from the Nova Scotia Archives

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The Nova Scotia Archives have recently digitized a number of nitrate negatives of photos that haven’t been published before. In these pictures, you can see the life of Nova Scotians nearly a century ago, as well as the travels Nova Scotian photographers undertook. Some pictures are interesting because of their composition and subject; others are just plain fun.

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One of the BROS – Epic Portraits of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society

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Daniel Bedell was on his way to photograph parades in Baltimore when he happened to come across a presentation by a group called the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, a.k.a. the BROS. “There was fire, spandex, fake blood and of course rock opera. It was magnificent and you just couldn’t take your eyes off of the people,” he says.

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