Charles Manson

This is the notorious Charles Manson in late 1934 or early 1935.

His mother, Kathleen Maddox, was unmarried at the time of his birth, and he was initially called “no name Maddox”, then “Charles Milles Maddox“.  23 more words


Vincent Price

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr., on May 27, 1929, his 18th birthday.

Original sepia photo.


David Bowie

A couple of school photos of David Bowie, when he was still David Jones.

The first is from 1955.

The second is from 1961.

In both of these photos, you might notice that both eyes are the same colour. 73 more words


Claus von Stauffenberg

A teenaged Claus von Stauffenberg standing outside his castle at Jettingen-Scheppach. 

On the 20th of July 1944, at the age of 36, he planted a briefcase containing two small bombs in a briefing room at the Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair) in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. 19 more words


Colourised Historical Photographs

Just found these amazing colourised versions of black and white photographs. Definitely worth taking a look:


Photo by Toni Frissell (Official photographer of Women’s Army Corps). 85 more words

Elaine Stritch

A 1962 photo of Elaine Stritch, who died today (17th of July) at the age of 89.

Original B&W photo.


Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday, around 1855.

A giant of science, particularly in the the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, he had a very basic education, attending a day school where he learned to read, write and count, but he was able to read a lot of books that would not normally be available to him while he was an apprentice bookbinder. 57 more words