March 27, 2015


Please Do Not Spit on the Sidewalk in Detroit

You read that correctly. Don’t spit in Detroit, in 1897. This photo shows part of the city from the end of the 1890s. We’re trying to find a much higher resolution version of this so we can read the sign....


Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst Doing Push-Ups

Yes, this is a bizarre post title, but check out this cool old photo from 1960. Two of the greatest Cardinals of all time are doing push-ups next to each other. Baseball players Stan Musial (R) and Red Source: Life


Vanderbilt University in the Early 1900s

This is a beautiful old panorama of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, taken in 1909. Vanderbilt University in 1909 Source: Library of Congress Here are a few more images we found for the school. Vanderbilt University in 1901 Source: Library...


Grafton Street View of Fusiliers’ Arch in Dublin, Ireland

This is a view of Fusiliers’ Arch, at the entrance to St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, Ireland. You’re looking from the north, heading south on Grafton St. This photo is probably from the 1940s. Fusiliers’ Arch in Dublin Source: National...


What Did Portland, Oregon Look Like in 1927?

Check out what Portland looked like in 1927. You can see a great city view with Mt. Hood in the background. In the foreground, it looks like there’s a stadium, which was probably for the Pacific Coast League’s Portland Beavers....


Rare Map of Tokyo in 1682

This is a rare find. We dug up an old 17th century map of Tokyo a the Library of Congress, showing the city as it looked in 1682. Pretty fascinating. Click on it for much larger version. 1682 map of...


This is Tokyo in the Early 1900s

Have you wondered what Tokyo looked like 110 years ago? Take a look at this great series of photos from 1905. View down Tokyo street with cable cars in center background Source: Library of Congress View down center of Tokyo...