1. "Bedouin musicians by their tent", 1911. Location unknown.

    Wide shot and then detail of portions of the image. I think my favorite is the young couple with their little baby. Their lives are so full of promise and new beginnings. What became of them? Did they laugh? Did they cry? Did they love each other to the end? Are their grandchildren still alive? How many generations have passed? How many are alive today because this man and this woman brought a child into the world?

    Source images LOC


  2. Announcing my new tumblr account devoted to the modern GIF! I will be posting the best GIFs on the web, plus new works by me.

    Give it a follow! modgif.tumblr.com


  3. 1865 - A Union soldier poses with boxes of hardtack, long-lasting dry biscuits made of flour, water and sometimes salt. Hardtack was commonly used as army and sea rations, and soldiers and sailors also called them “dog biscuits”, “tooth dullers”, “sheet iron”, or “worm castles”.



  4. Swahili market in Port Florence on Lake Victoria, Africa, early 1900s (modern Kisumu, Kenya)

    Source images from Met. Museum of Art


  5. Workers in Hong Kong, China, 1896

    Created from source image courtesy Met Musuem


  6. thecurrentseala:

    THE CURRENT SEA is featured in The Lucky Jotter’s Desktop Artists, which showcases the range, talent and evolution of digital and online art. 

    Honored to show alongside haydiroket, kidmograph, mikeandclaire, patakk, hateplow, daingifs, scorpiondagger, mironart, csabaklement, mathewlucasdesign, leoyamz, vintage3d, kmtarbuck, and more!


    or in person at:

    FYCreatives Gallery in Blackpool

    Private Vew: Friday 11th April 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Dates: April 14th – 2nd May
    Gallery Open Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri – 10am-4:30pm

    I’m proud to have my work featured with this fine group of artists! Check out the exhibition at the Lucky Jotter’s site.


  7. grand-bazaar:

    Vintage India - Delhi :: State Elephants of the Maharaja of Gwalior


  8. Turkish regulars at an outpost in Syria, 1916

    Original scans courtesy Library of Congress


  9. grand-bazaar:

    Countryside Sumo Match in Old Japan - T. Enami Studio


  10. Pulling the ovens - making coke coal in Starkville, Colorado, 1906

    Original images from Met Museum