A collectible "carte de visite" from the 1880s. See below in extended to find out exactly what "it" was!
You can no longer buy Polaroid cameras, but for $10 you can get a Polaroid look-alike cheese slicer. Available at gamago.com
Why are these lads all assembled for this photo opportunity?
Answer after the jump.
The Johansens are a father-son team of photographers who specialize in using the figurines from a model railroad set to create bizarre scenes. Their website is tinypeoplebiglaughs.com
Here's a Google Earth photo of something at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. That might be a good enough hint.
There's another hint in the categories listing.
Click on the link to learn the fascinating truth.
"The Madeleine works in much the same way as a 35mm camera. Just as the camera records the light information of a visual in order to create a replica The Madeleine records the chemical information of a smell."
Over 300 gruesomely fascinating murder victims, at the NYC Archives.
Of course, the 800K+ other shots are pretty cool as well.
Paul once posted about a camera that looked like a gun
. This does that one better. It's a camera AND a gun. Pull the trigger and it simultaneously takes a picture of and shoots a bullet at whomever you're aiming the gun at. It was created and used in the late 1930s in New York City. [via petapixel
Philippe Halsman became famous as the photographer who took photos of people jumping. In 1959 he published his Jump Book
, which was a collection of photos of famous people jumping. He called his technique "jumpology," arguing that the act of jumping helped his subjects temporarily cast aside their reserve and show their true selves.
After the publication of his book, jumpology became a popular fad for a while. People would use polaroid cameras to take photos of each other at parties jumping. Reminiscent of the more recent planking
Some examples of Halsman's jump photos are below, and you can find more of them over at Iconic Photos
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor