12 Nazi Concentration Camps is a body of work by James Friedman who, in the early ’80s, took the largely unprecedented step of documenting Nazi camps in color photography.
Looking for a Halloween costume? Here’s a 19th-century guide to dressing for fancy balls, with costumes for witches, carrier pigeons, glowworms, and air.
In 1,000 historic photographs of electricity pylons shared by the Science Museum in London, a complex symbol of human progress rises above the landscape.
Bodleian Libraries digitized over 100 photographs by 19th-century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, who brought a dreamy softness to her images.
Among the wax cylinders in UC Berkeley’s Hearst Museum of Anthropology are songs and spoken-word recordings in 78 indigenous languages of California.
A look back at 20 years of space art to celebrate 20 years of Cassini.
A sewing sampler can be the only trace of a 17th- to 19th-century woman’s existence, and the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge is recovering this lost history through over 100 examples.
A fountain dedicated to Frank Putnam Flint, the senator who devised the aqueduct supplying LA’s water, makes no mention of the human cost of the project.
Following World War II, the birth control organization published illustrated pamphlets that provided authoritative guidance on how to best prepare to start a family.
Published in the late 15th century, the Fasciculus Medicinae contains the earliest depiction of a modern dissection, a groundbreaking representation for anatomy.
In 1840s Edinburgh, painter David Octavius Hill and engineer Robert Adamson formed the city’s first photography studio, which created thousands of images until Adamson’s sudden death.
An exhibition at the Mingei International Museum showcases the artistry of kanban, a genre of handmade sign that rose to prominence during the Edo Period.