Entries by JPW

In color: Pioneering photos of American street life from the 1960s and 1970s

Incredibly, color photography was first attempted way back in 1840. However, the quality and range of the color was often incredibly limited, as in the complicated “Hillotype” process invented in 1850 by the American Daguerreotypist Levi Hill. It wasn’t until nearly a 100 years later, in the 1940s, that the technology to produce color prints […]

Sign of the times! 14 protest signs that sum up the Sixties

The Sixties were a time of social upheaval and calls for change in the US and much of the Western world. To celebrate the grassroots countercultural movements of the 1960s, we’ve hand picked some of our favorite protest signs from this decade. To mix things up, we felt we had to throw throw in a couple of very reactionary signs as well. We […]

The bold and the dutiful: 21 courageous quotes from history’s biggest badasses

  Read about any period of history and one thing you’re guaranteed to come across is bloody, gut wrenching wars. It’s one thing that we humans excel at, whatever the era and whatever the culture. Yet amidst all this terrible, and often pointless, slaughter we sometimes get glimpses of great bravery in the face of terrible […]