While researching World War II images at the U.S. National Archives, I came across several photos I had not seen before, of Japanese dummy aircrafts made of bamboo and wood planking.
Rare archival images of Streit’s Rivington Street factory that served the Jewish community for nearly a hundred years.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday—here is a collection of images of Elizabeth’s remarkable life, from age 5 to 90.
Take a step into a visual time capsule, for a brief look at the year 1986.
On April 18, 1906, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered near the city of San Francisco struck, toppling hundreds of buildings and starting city-wide fires that burned for days.
Recent images of the ongoing cleanup work and the ghost towns being reclaimed by nature within the 1,000-square-mile (2,600-square-kilometers) exclusion zone in Ukraine.
A half-century ago, the war in Vietnam continued its escalation, the USSR successfully landed a vehicle on the Moon, the first Automated Teller Machine was introduced, Charles Whitman shot and killed 14 people from a tower on the University of Texas at Austin campus, and much more.
Five years ago a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern shore—the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan.
The photographer Max Desfor covered many of the most significant events and personalities of the 20th century while working for the Associated Press.
In honor of the President’s Day holiday and a recent announcement of upcoming renovations, a collection of historic images of the 94-year-old Lincoln Memorial over the years, from construction to present-day.
An update to a previous photo essay about this massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser that was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
Using newly-released images from the New York Public Library, a comparison of street views of New York made in 1911, and today, using Google Maps.
A look at various events that took place on this day, January 4, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes scenes from World War II, safety airbags designed for passenger aircraft, a rush to buy American candy bars in the USSR, a meeting between Newt Gingrich and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and much more.
A look at various events that took place on this day, November 23, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes a sword-fighting Mussolini, a motorcycle-jumping Evel Knievel, William Shatner dressed as a gun-toting Santa Claus, and much more.
In the late 1860s, photographer Andrew J. Russell captured images of the construction of the Union Pacific Railway in Wyoming and Utah as well as the wide-open landscape of the American West and its inhabitants.
“Tilbakeblikk” is the name of a joint project between the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and Norsk Folkemuseum. The project uses photographs taken of the same places separated by long periods of time to illustrate landscape changes in Norway.
A series of photographs on Mecca and its surrounding area taken sometime around 1887 by the photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar, compared with images from similar locations taken in 2015.
While preparing to look up into the night sky to view the Supermoon eclipse, I found a treasure trove of lunar photography from the Project Apollo Archive, which just recently posted hundreds of unprocessed film scans from Apollo-mission Hasselblad cameras to its Flickr account.
An animated comparison of Boston’s Copley Square as seen in 1888, and again 127 years later, in 2015.
On September 3, China will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II, but the service of many veterans of that conflict has been unrecognized for decades.
A look back at news images from the last week in August, 1995, two decades ago.
A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated New Orleans and killed more than 1,800 people as storm waters overwhelmed levees and broke through floodwalls on August 29, 2005.
On this day in 1839, the government of France acquired a brand-new invention—the daguerreotype photographic process—and gave it away, a gift to the world.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Winning images and honorable mentions from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.
California wildfires, the Sankta Lucia Festival of Light in England, a snowy football game in New York, Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, and much more.
After another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year.