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Archive for 2015

Victorians go volcano-hunting in the days when explorers wore suits…

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Ash-littered landscapes, streams of lava and, oddly, Victorian ladies posing in front of billowing clouds of smoke are trademarks of the work of photographer Tempest Anderson.

The Victorian volcano-chaser risked his life dozens of times over to capture the stunning images and advance knowledge of how and why volcanoes erupt.for more click here

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1920s Britain at work and play

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

From Boy Scouts on a hike to children playing on a beach, this wonderful set of photographs captures British life almost a century ago. for more click here

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Incredible pictures from the 1960s capture the last days of the slums

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

These are the haunting pictures of the last days of Manchester slum-land when houses built during the 19th century to home workers were finally demolished.

Photographer Sheila Baker was the only female photographer documenting British street scenes between the 1960s and the 1980s. for more click here

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Rare photographs show the fascinating early days of London’s Tube network (including vintage strike chaos)

Friday, August 14th, 2015

London Underground is on the brink of one of its biggest changes since it was opened in 1863. for more click here

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Rediscover Your Favourite Places

Friday, August 14th, 2015

For you to browse & enjoy today: 138,000 old photos, 1,700 local and nostalgic books, 27,000 old maps, 49,000 shared memories of 32,000 UK towns & villages. for more click here

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The Victoria Cross awarded for the bravest act Churchill ever saw

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Thomas ‘Paddy’ Byrne, from Dublin, was among 400 servicemen of the 21st Lancers who were dispatched to Omdurman in one of the pivotal battles against the fanatical Mahdi in Sudan in 1898. for more click here

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250,000 antique photos released online for first time

Friday, August 14th, 2015

From Tower Bridge under construction to Queen Victoria celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, a huge collection of never-seen-before historic images have been made public for the first time.

Taken from the Francis Frith Collection, the album includes as many as 250,000 antique photographs on everything from the royal family to villages and towns across the UK from the 19th and 20th centuries.

for more click here

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The Ripper’s family

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

It was the discovery that finally provided an answer to the greatest murder mystery of all time – the identity of Jack the Ripper.

Last year, The Mail on Sunday revealed the DNA evidence that proved beyond reasonable doubt that the serial killer was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski. for more click here

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Faces of pain: Harrowing portraits from Victorian lunatic asylum

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

These haunting portraits captured by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond between 1848 and 1858 give an insight into the harrowing lives of women forced to live out their years at Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum for paupers. for more click here

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The colorful criminals of turn-of-the-century Nebraska

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Historical mug shots taken during the turn of the century in Nebraska have been released, revealing the wide array of crimes and even wider array of characters that wound up behind bars. for more click here

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