Watch history literally come alive in these wonderful .gifs from the folks at the Smithsonian Libraries!
People tend to think of history as dull and, well, static, but the Smithsonian LIbraries just might change this longstanding perception with these works. Amid all the “semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries” that can be found on their Tumblr page are a .gifs created using pages from centuries-old books!
These .gifs were created by Richard Naples of the Smithsonian’s Scholarly Communications Department. Most of the .gifs were animated to go with each image’s respective text, although there’s a handful of playful ones, too – such as this and this incorporated with the popular “Deal With It” and “Doge” memes, respectively!
To see more of these amusing .gifs, head to the Smithsonian Libraries’ Tumblr page!
The Nixon Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition is travelling from New York and arriving in London on October 8th! Come and join us for the opening night and see a selection of images taken by photographers and surfers at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Hainan. There will also be a raffle to win a Nixon Watch and a Lomo'instant Havana.
Travel back in time and see places around Europe, Middle East, and North America as they were more than a century ago through these photochroms from the Photochrom Prints Collection of the Library of Congress.
Have an intimate look at the beautiful and fascinating illustrated letters penned by some of the art world's most influential personalities through the book, "More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art," which is now available on paperback.
Long before people huddled in front of computers, reading was a community and solitary pastime. Libraries—from the high walls of Trinity College in Dublin to writers' cozy studios—were central to this literary tradition.
Music is all in the family for The Staves. The British acoustic folk rock trio from Watford, Hertfordshire, England is composed of sisters Emily Staveley-Taylor (vocals), Jessica Staveley-Taylor (guitar and vocals), Camilla Staveley-Taylor (ukulele and vocals). They've toured with Bon Iver, released their second full-length album, "If I Was" early this year, and performed at this year's Glastonbury.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
If we are to make literal interpretations of parallel universes, they would probably look something like these. Step into our gallery and while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!
The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog-clipped jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.