See the past like you wouldn't believe

The Retronaut Guides

(Ilex, 2016) 


"Astonishing historic photos"

- Daily Mail


"Please Don't try this at home"

- Daily Mail

‘Millions are addicted to the Retronaut blog, one of the web's leading visual sites, that shows you the past you never knew existed. Here, the site's founder, Wolfgang Wild, brings together an astonishing and thought-provoking collection of photographs from the hidden and forgotten corners of the archives. Often witty and entertaining, sometimes thought provoking, and at times puzzling, these images will make you think, look again, and marvel at the way we were. The Retronaut Guides reveal how people once thought it amusing to picnic with crocodiles, and what our ancestors considered to be good parenting , dangerous sports to the best brand of cigarette for your baby.’