Germany Surrenders! 1918, Wallstreet, New York, USA (Scrolling required!)Easter 1913. Fifth Avenue, New YorkTrinity Episcopal Church, 3rd Street at Independence Avenue. Unfinished Capitol in the background, circa 1863-64.B-24 bomber assembly hall, location unspecified. April 1943The Baldwin Balloon in flight. May 26, 1909June 1942. M-3 tank in action at Fort Knox, Kentucky.July 1942. Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia.More old photos here -- http://www.shorpy.com
World’s First Color Photograph
The oldest known color photograph was taken by Louis Ducos du Hauron in 1872. The photo is of a view of Angouleme in Southern France.World’s Most Expensive Photo
You’re looking at Edward Steichen’s photo of a pond in Long Island, New York, in 1904. Don’t laugh: this rare print has set the world record for most expensive photograph, sold for $2.9 million in February 2006!Thousands Posed for Mole and Thomas’ War Photos
In 1918, photographers Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas took a photograph of 30,000 military officers and men at Camp Custer, Michigan. A special 70-foot tower was built for this purpose.
Mole and Thomas actually specialized in taking these types of photographs - they took a total of 10 photos where thousands of soldiers were posed to form giant, living, symbols of the USA, including a portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, the Marine Corps emblem, and more.
More Here - http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/p?pp/app,grabill,lomax,pan,wtc,ils,vv,gottscho,detr,bbcards,prok,nclc,fsa:@FILREJ(@FIELD(CALL%2B@od1(LOT%205357))%2B@FIELD(COLLID%2Bcoll))::SortBy=DOCIDWorld’s First Photograph
The grainy picture above is the world’s first photograph called "View from the Window at Le Gras" (circa 1826), taken and developed by French photographer pioneer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He called this process "heliography" or sun drawing - it certainly was a long process: the exposure time was about 8 hours.