A few weeks ago, photographer Meagan Abell was thrift store shopping in Richmond, Virginia, when she came across a box of film negatives. Curious about the images, she bought the negatives, took them home, and scanned them…
And was absolutely stunned by the photographs’ beautiful, moody atmosphere.
The devastatingly gorgeous results show two young women, bathed in the rosy, golden light of the setting sun, standing on a beach, and walking into the ocean.
Unfortunately, the owner of the thrift store has no idea where the photos came from though, judging by the style of dress, Abell’s best guess is that they were take in the 1940s or 1950s. She thinks the film is most likely 60mm, and may be Kodachrome.
But beyond that, the incredible photographs and their subjects are a total mystery.
The Renaissance literally means “re-birth,” and history showed it was a time of transition for Europe not only artistically, but also politically, religiously, and scientifically. In other words, it was kind of the link between the dark Middle Ages and today.
Speaking of today, Instagram and Facebook feeds (not to mention paintings and art) most often depict children in adorable positions or at least looking semi-normal. That was not the case during the Renaissance, as they were apparently disturbing demon spawn.
When Tony Sellers came to visit his 79-year-old mother, Sadie, at Daleview House — an elderly care home in Northern Ireland — and she was nowhere to be found, he was understandably a little bit freaked out.
When he went to his mother’s room, her wheelchair was there, but her walker was missing…
116 years ago, the John V. Moran was lost in the depths of Lake Michigan. The steamboat had been on its way from Milwaukee to Muskegon when it went down on February 12th, 1899, after its hull was pierced by ice a few days earlier.
The ship was thought to be lost forever…until June 5th, 2015, when a team with the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association located the John V. Moran during a sonar search.