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RETRONAUT:

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TIME-MACHINE

Shortlisted for the AEJMC ‘Best Journalism & Mass Communication History Book’ Award 2014

 
 
 
 
 

1952: Lobsterettes at the Rockland lobster festival (Luis Marden / National Geographic)


 
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‘A space suit for dogs. Munchkins enjoying a cigarette break on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Ku Klux Klan members taking a spin on a ferris wheel.

Here, Retronaut founder and chief curator, Wolfgang Wild has selected more than 400 of the best photographs from the site's most visited eras and themes, mashing up Victoriana with vintage advertising from the 60s and 70s with amazing inventions like pants for cows and breast washers for women.’


 
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‘A WAY-BACK MACHINE OF GREAT APPEAL TO ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN HISTORY, IMAGERY, OR ART.

IN OTHER WORDS, JUST ABOUT EVERYONE’

 
 
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 Tourists on horses ride past a life-size apatosaurus statue, Dinosaur Park, near Rapid City, South Dakota (Bates Littlehales/National Geographic)

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‘WITH EVERY PAGE COMES A SURPRISE;

THIS TERRIFIC COLLECTION NEVER CEASES TO ENTER’

 
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1966: Irish Guards remain at attention after one guardsman faints in London, England (National Geographic)

 

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