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...