Tag: turn of the century

  • World's Earliest Film Found Right Under Our Noses!

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-09-14 in #news
    World's Earliest Film Found Right Under Our Noses!

    A color film found during the Victorian Era has been judged "the word's earliest color film". We were previously held to believe the Kinemacolor, which arrived during the Edwardian Era, was the first successful process in creating color films. Just where was this British film found? Right under our noses!

  • Black Cats and Girdles Make for Amazing Photos

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-03-15 in #lifestyle
    Black Cats and Girdles Make for Amazing Photos

    These photos of prostitutes in New Orleans in the early 1900s are the famous works of American photographer E. J. Bellocq. Mysterious and haunting, the Storyville photos have inspired countless films, poems and novels. You'll be transfixed by the black and whites after the jump.

  • Her Majesty's Explorer - The First Steampunk Bedtime Story

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-03-07 in #news
    Her Majesty's Explorer - The First Steampunk Bedtime Story

    It may be so that our little ones will grow up in an even more hyper digitized world than most of us, but author Emilie P. Bush and others in the Steampunk community are attempting to rework those rusting cogs to turn back the clock to that era of peace and prosperity known as the Victorian era.

  • Turn of the Century Music Box Transformed

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-03-01 in #lifestyle
    Turn of the Century Music Box Transformed

    How does an antique music box speak to and inspire someone when it's music has been rendered barely audible over decades of negligence? Ask Martin Bircher who finds the "rattling mechanical workings" and "clanking sounds" charming - so much so that the media artist is addicted to modifying these boxes to crank up the current sounds of silence!