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How to pick up a shoe: Vintage photos of 'correct' postures for household chores

Article: How to pick up a shoe: Vintage photos of 'correct' postures for household chores

From the Internet time capsule (or rather from Cornell University Library’s digital collection of images on photo series from the 1920s of a former Cornell alumnus Ruth Kellogg “demonstrating correct postures for various forms of housework.” I guess these photos could be viewed as early ergonomic manuals of sorts. These were published in

Magnum sells its archive to Dell

Article: Magnum sells its archive to Dell

One of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photographs in the Magnum archives.

Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer, just bought something big. Along with two other investors he purchased the entire archives of Magnum Photos, over 185,000 prints, for an undisclosed amount. Magnum Photos, founded by photographers Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson (among others) in 1947, relied for many years on the revenue generated from newspaper and magazine licensing, but as newspaper and magazines declined and the move to digital is more or less complete, their capital sunk to the point that they were forced to put their entire archive up for auction – the prints only, not licensing or resale rights.

Rare footage of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair

Article: Rare footage of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair

At archive.org, the online home of The Prelinger Archives, you can watch hundreds of so-called ephemeral films: advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur movies that were never intended to have a long shelf life. Rick Prelinger, the founder of the archive, has spent much of the last three decades rescuing these amazing artifacts, many of which…