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    Love for the Notorious RBG.

    Late 1960s, Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747.

    helena christensen by irving penn for vogue magazine february 1993.

    St. Tropez France 1981 Photo Elliott Erwitt

    Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Jodie Foster (1975).

    So rock n roll. RT @HistoricalPics: David Bowie and wife Angie taking their baby out for a walk, June 1971.

    Paul Newman in Venice, 1963.

    "I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!" Colin Powell told the internet on Thursday. And man, does the former Secretary of State's selfie deliver.

    ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, SHOE (MELODY) 1987: "mapplethorpe’s search for the ‘perfect image’ is especially foregrounded in his fetishist depictions of models and accessories such as ‘ken moody’, ‘melody/shoe’ and ‘hands’."

    1953, new york | by vivian maier


    You've probably never heard of painter Fred F. Scherer who died at age 89 a few weeks ago. His art — those big murals you see behind taxidermic animals in dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History — deserves a closer look. via NPR:

    Allen Ginsberg writing "Howl," 1010 Montgomery St., SF, 1955.

    A man browsing for books in Cincinnati's cavernous old main library. The library was demolished in 1955. / via HistoryInPictures Twitter

    1972: Kabul, Afghanistan pre Taliban. / via HistoryInPictures Twitter

    Kate Moss, British Vogue, Jan 1997

    Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson by Annie Leibovitz, Coney Island, New York 1995.

    via Adam Savage: In honor of Father's Day, here's my dad, wearing the cowboy hat I remember him in, holding one of his paintings.

    Here a reminder of the optimism with which the NYC subway began, this about 1904 / via Twitter

    Photos taken from State Police Air Wing on Watertown manhunt. Credit: Mass State Police's The Big Picture / 125 Years of National Geographic (view the full set of 23 amazing photos here:

    Winston Churchill

    Twitter / Photo of the day: 5 megabyte hard drive from 1956, being loaded via forklift onto plane.

    via Flickr.

    The models for American Gothic / In 1930, Iowa artist Grant Wood painted American Gothic. The models he used for the painting were his sister Nan Wood Graham and his dentist, Byron McKeeby. Here they are next to the painting.