Way before there was Cracked or Mad magazine, there was Puck, a weekly satirical publication that came out of St. Louis, Missouri in 1871. Here are some of the incredible full-color illustrations of that era's political issues.
Way before there was Cracked or Mad magazine, there was Puck, a weekly political satire publication out of St. Louis, Missouri. The founder of Puck, Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, published it in English and German, and each issue included several full-color illustrations: on the cover, on the background and on a double-page centerfold. Puck’s images were full of pawky humor that illustrated the political aspects and world line-up before the First World War. By 1884, its success was notable, with a circulation of at least 125,000 copies.
Who was the father of American photojournalism? Here's a look at the Civil War work of Mathew Brady.
Despite the limits of early picture-taking technology, in the 1840s photography had become a popular art form and a profitable business.
A spiritual journey through the world beyond the grave, a hell, a purgatory, and a paradise is considered a masterwork of world literature.
Soon after the 9/11 attacks, the Library of Congress started to gather pictures, photographs, poems and other material for preservation.
On September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the NYC World Trade Center, and the Pentagon building were attacked by suicide hijackers on three planes. A fourth plane, headed for either the Capitol Building or the White House in D.C., crashed near in Pennsylvania after the passengers fought the hijackers. These tragic events led to the death of almost 3,000 people and injuries for more than 6,000 others, and created a permanent hinge point in the world's history. The official responsibility for these attacks is to the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, of which former senior members have asserted responsibility.
Tatiana Kiryukhina is a retroworm and a vintage hunter from Russia. Nowadays she is working at Picryl, the largest public domain media search engine. With the access to millions of old images she discovers rare photographs, travel back in time, witness historical moments, explore places and many more. She shares some of her findings here.