One of many episodes of the 1988-1993 Channel 4 show ‘The Secret Life Of Machines’ remastered and upscaled for YouTube by their original creator and presenter Tim Hunkin, who adds new commentary at the end.
Prepare to be unexpectedly fascinated by the ganky old Hoovers of yore.
Bringing #Ireland‘s History to Life. 🇨🇮⛵️⛪️
My restored and colourised c1900s Robert French photo of #Dublin Bay featuring in the background Kingstown Harbour (now Dún Laoghaire Harbour) and the steeple of St Michael’s Church next to the tower of the 1879 Town Hall.#TheWayWeWerepic.twitter.com/bSaTDmLS7m
Look at this scene, from Bagenalstown maybe 120 years ago (above): Six donkeys, four horses, two bicycles, two coppers, one dog and at least 50 hats. From the brilliant National Library of Ireland Flickr account…
The vintage Soviet Russian collages of Dutch artist Tamara Stoffers. None of your digital jiggery-pokery here. Sez she:
The Soviet Union has a mysterious appeal to me. Its typical visual language in architecture and art feels nostalgic to some and is still relevant to others. I compose my images of old books concerning the USSR, cutting and pasting to create new situations. For me, crafting these works is a game. By digging through archives without a preconceived plan, I subconsciously find visual connections. My biggest challenge while doing this lies in the limitations caused by the size and subject of the source material. Subtle traces of the material and of my interventions, like grids and cuts, show that the basis is strictly analogue.
Rarely seen images of Dublin life from noted American street photographer William Gedney.
Gedney spent a week in Ireland in July 1974 on a stopover to London calling on from top: The Forty Foot, Sandycove, County Dublin; Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2; Sandymount Strand, Dublin 4; Leonard’s Corner, South Circular Road, Dublin 8; Caledon Road, East Wall, Dublin 3; near the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin 2.