What We Loved This Week, Sept. 4 – 10

Published September 9, 2016
Updated September 16, 2016

Media that “predicted” 9/11, Ansel Adams’ stunning early work, colorized historical photos, Tehran’s red light district, inside Japanese internment camps.

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Vintage Media That “Predicted” 9/11

It’s not at all surprising that, in the wake of September 11th, scores of conspiracy theorists would dig up media and pop culture from years and even decades past that they claim “predict” the attacks. Nor is it surprising that scores of other people would then rise up to denounce the foolishness of the conspiracy theorists.

What is surprising is, whether you believe in conspiracies or not, how eerie some of it empirically is.

See more at Vintage Everyday.

Airline Ad

Vintage EverydayPakistan International Airline ad, 1979.


Vintage EverydayCracked Magazine cover, 1975.

Rare Photos From Ansel Adams’ Early Archives

Ansel Adams Photography

Ansel Adams/SmithsonianThe Sentinel, Yosemite Valley, ca. 1923.

Legendary photographer Ansel Adams is best known for capturing breathtaking, surreal landscape shots, especially of the American West. A celebrated environmentalist, Adams used his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas.

A new exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, is currently showcasing some of Adams’ early, lesser-known photographs, revealing the photographer’s appreciation for nature even during his youth.

View more images at Smithsonian.

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Ansel Adams/SmithsonianYosemite Valley, High Clouds, from Tunnel Esplanade, Yosemite National Park, California, ca. 1940.

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Ansel Adams/SmithsonianMoonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941.

Colorized Historical Photos That Bring The Past To Life


Vintage EverydayAn Ojibwe Native American spearfishing, Minnesota, 1908.

Photos immortalize moments in time, but it is color that truly brings them to life. As color film didn’t become popular until the mid 1930s — and only affordable in the ’60s — many moments of photographed history have been constrained to black and white.

Some more enterprising photographers and photo editors have since attempted to change that, injecting color into these otherwise greyscale images. The results — which you can see more of at Vintage Everyday — are stunning.

Street Scene

Vintage EverydayMadison Square Park, New York City, circa 1900.


Vintage EverydayMarilyn Monroe USO performance, 1954.

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