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.
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.
One of the famous ukiyo-e admirers was French artist, Vincent van Gogh. He was a versed collector of Japanese prints, claimed that all of his work is founded on Japanese art.
Wake up and smell the independence. Thomas Jefferson urged 18th century Americans to think of themselves not as colonial Englishmen, but as a new culture. To that end, he used architecture to serve as a visual reminder of America's proud new direction.
Artists, illustrators, and adventurers of the 1800s has fantastical imaginations for the distant future, i.e. our present day. How do their magical predictions stack up against our reality?
The movement's members demanded the voting rights for women and advocated against gender discrimination in political and economic life.
From Greek myths to hot air balloons to Elon Musk's Space X, people have always dreamed of ascending to the clouds.
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.