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James Gillingham's Prosthetics
James Gillingham's Prosthetics
James Gillingham was an English shoemaker who turned his Golden Shoe workshop into a small prosthetic manufacturing business in 1863. The first product was a prosthetic hand, which he made for a local resident William Singleton (William Singleton)...
24 September 2020, 22:50
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Copenhagen at the turn of the century through the eyes of the first Danish Director
Copenhagen at the turn of the century through the eyes of the first Danish Director
Peter Elfelt was born in 1866 in the Danish city of Elsinore. He is known as one of the founders of cinema in Denmark, and also became famous for photography, which he paid more attention and time to. In 1903, the world saw Elfelt's short film...
23 September 2020, 21:54
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Funny photos: what was the advertising at the end of the XIX century
Funny photos: what was the advertising at the end of the XIX century
In the 1870s, merchants used the original method of advertising their products at that time. They dressed women in unusual costumes, hung with the products that they offered in their stores. Dresses were hung with completely different things: baked...
22 September 2020, 21:44
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Lions in the lens of the photographer Henryk Podemski
Lions in the lens of the photographer Henryk Podemski
Today we offer you to get acquainted with the photos of Lviv taken in 1938 by Henrik Poddembsky. In 1914-1930, Henryk went on a photo-expedition to the Carpathians, Volhynia, Silesia, and Podillia. These images show the Central streets of the city, which...
21 September 2020, 18:36
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Mexico in 1958 through the eyes of Walter Reed
Mexico in 1958 through the eyes of Walter Reed
In the 1940s and 1970s, what is now known in history as the Mexican economic miracle occurred in Mexico. During this period, the country experienced positive changes in the economy, which were facilitated by important reforms carried out in the 1930s...
19 September 2020, 17:46
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Life in Zurich in photos from the 1950s
Life in Zurich in photos from the 1950s
In the North of Switzerland is the ancient city of Zurich. The population is almost 430 thousand inhabitants, which makes Zurich the largest city in the country. In ancient times, Celtic and Germanic tribes lived here, then the Romans came here and...
18 September 2020, 17:29
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Traveling circus in Strabane in the photo of the beginning of the XX century
Traveling circus in Strabane in the photo of the beginning of the XX century
At the beginning of the XX century, a traveling circus traveled through Ireland, which entertained local residents in different parts of the country. In the early 1910s, the circus troupe visited The city of Strabane, where the team members were...
17 September 2020, 15:54
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Edwardian fashion in the photo of the 1900s
Edwardian fashion in the photo of the 1900s
At the beginning of the XX century, Victorian fashion in great Britain was replaced by Edwardian style. Women finally got rid of heavy outfits, silhouettes became more subtle, the number of jewelry decreased. Everything now began to gravitate towards...
16 September 2020, 16:51
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Folk fun: how to play leapfrog more than half a century ago
Folk fun: how to play leapfrog more than half a century ago
The game leapfrog is a fairly old fun, during which some participants jump over other players. Partners, standing on the spot, have to bend over and stand in that position until the game is over. Jumps are performed as follows: the participant puts his...
15 September 2020, 11:02
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Bright colors: Hastings flower festival
Bright colors: Hastings flower festival
Hastings is a city in New Zealand that began in 1864 when Thomas Tanner leased several thousand hectares of land from local Maori people. In 1874, a settlement was established, which ten years later numbered 614 citizens. Today, the population exceeds...
9 September 2020, 17:53
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