Photistoric

Curated historic prints & photography
Landing a Man on the Moon

Landing a Man on the Moon

19 Historic Photographs of NASA’s Apollo Missions. The Apollo program was the largest peacetime commitment of resources in United States...
Circus

Circus

14 Historic Photographs of the Circus. The world’s first circus took place in ancient Rome. The final incarnation of this...
Internment at Manzanar

Internment at Manzanar

16 Ansel Adams’ Photographs of the Shameful Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWI. On February 19th, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066....
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Fighting Tuberculosis

Fighting Tuberculosis

15 Medical Posters from Global Campaigns Against TB Tuberculosis infection has been found in human remains as far back as the Neolithic Era. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, TB was the leading cause of death in the United...
See America

See America

16 Silkscreen Posters from the WPA Included in Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration was funding for the Federal Art Project. At the close of the Federal Art Project in 1943, over 200,000 works had been made from artists including Mark Rothko,...
Folk Anthropology

Folk Anthropology

14 Portraits from the Lomax Collection Alan Lomax was a folk music collector for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. He made acetate and aluminum discs of Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, Jelly Roll...
Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

12 Early Portraits by Gordon Parks Gordon Parks was a filmaker, photographer, director and musician. Among other achievements, Parks published photographic essays in Life Magazine, wrote novels and directed “Shaft” in 1971. Parks photographed Chicago’s South Side Ghetto in 1941....
Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis

12 American Indian portraits by Edward S. Curtis J.P. Morgan gave Edward S. Curtis $75,000 to create a series on the American Indian in 1906. Curtis received no salary, the money was for supplies and travel. The project took him...
Landing a Man on the Moon

Landing a Man on the Moon

19 Historic Photographs of NASA’s Apollo Missions. The Apollo program was the largest peacetime commitment of resources in United States history. Landing a man on the moon cost an estimated $23 billion. Six of the spacecrafts out of a total...
The Golden Age of Jazz

The Golden Age of Jazz

20 Historic Photographs by William P. Gottlieb of Jazz Legends Between 1938 and 1948, William P. Gottlieb was immersed in the jazz scene. He wrote for jazz magazines, jazz columns, had a jazz radio show and took thousands of photographs...
Russian Empire: In Color

Russian Empire: In Color

20 Historic Photographs by Prokudin-Gorskiĭ of the Russian Empire Between 1909-1915 Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ traveled and photographed throughout the Russian Empire. The images he took show a country before communist revolution and the first world war. The series was taken...
How to Batch-Automate Image Tasks in Adobe Photoshop

How to Batch-Automate Image Tasks in Adobe Photoshop

Knowing how to automate changes to multiple images in Photoshop is essential. Cropping, or white-balance correcting a folder full of images one-by-one is tedious and unnecessary. This photography tutorial will go through Photoshop Actions, and the Automate-Batch feature to automate...
Minnesota Loggers

Minnesota Loggers

15 historic photographs by Russell Lee of Lumberjacks in Minnesota. Minnesota’s history is synonymous with logging. In 1937, Russell lee traveled to lumber camps in rural Minnesota. Writing to Lee, a friend and fellow photographer said of International Falls Minnesota...
The 1940s: In Color

The 1940s: In Color

17 Historic Photographs of the Greatest Generation. The 1940s were perhaps the most tumultuous decade in modern American and world history. The United States officially entered World War II in 1942. Countries were restructured and the atrocities of the atomic...
Circus

Circus

14 Historic Photographs of the Circus. The world’s first circus took place in ancient Rome. The final incarnation of this “Circus Maximus” could seat 250,000 people and included chariot races, staged battles, acrobats and more. The circus saw its public...