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.
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.
Redditor Stephaniiie and her boyfriend wanted a portable retreat from the Canadian backcountry that would be a bit more comfortable than a tent, so they picked up a 1968 Flat Top Boler fiberglass trailer.
We’re spoiled today in that we have the Internet and Food Network and availability to fresh ingredients in which we can make meals that are actually relatively appetizing, in most cases.
And a lot of us grew up with grandparents telling us how they could feed a family of 23 on a package of beef, gelatin, and a pound of potatoes, and they often tried to force you to eat some of their “favorite classic recipes.”
Those recipes usually included words like “mold,” “loaf,” “salad,” “casserole,” and Jell-O, along with a lot of mayonnaise and even more NOPE.
Call me spoiled, but these horrifying meals should be left in the past.
Jimmy Fallon and Turkish revolutionist Mahir Cayan
They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. Most of us will never come across that doppelgänger given the vast expanse of the world, but if you’re a celebrity, your face is plastered everywhere and there are thousands of people who think they look like you. But what about people from the past?
Whether it’s a convict from the 1800’s who looks like Justin Timberlake or an ancient pope who looks so much like Sylvester Stallone that you will be amazed, these celebrities have twins from the past that might make you believe in time travel.