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r/HistoryPorn. Exploring the past through historical photographs. Part of the SFW Porn Network


New rule about colorized photographs - Mod applications

All posts will be reviewed by a human moderator first before they become visible to all subscribers. So it is perfectly normal for your post to not show up in the new listing. If a post breaks one of our rules you will be informed about it.

Mod applications

Submission Rules

  • Include an accurate description of the photograph (event, location, war, year, etc) in the title.
  • Titles should not include commentary, opinion or information about the circumstances surrounding the person/event in the image. Please add commentary and supplementary information in the comments.
  • Titles should not include any political or cultural interpretation or observation.
  • Include the date of the photograph in the title.
    • If you cannot find the date after a concerted effort, then a rough estimate or simply saying unknown date will suffice.
  • Include the resolution in [brackets] in the title.
  • Posters, illustrations, compositions and postcards are not permitted. Please only submit historic photographs.
    • Videos, collections, interactive images/websites, and articles are not allowed.
  • Pictures of family members are not allowed in r/HistoryPorn unless they were taken in the context of a verifiable, historically significant event. Please consider submitting those images to /r/thewaywewere or /r/HumanPorn.
  • Images submitted here must be of historical events, taken at least 20 years ago.

  • Post Limit - Please limit your submissions to no more than two (2) per calendar day so as to give others a chance for their content to be seen as well!

  • Colorized photographs need to be tagged with [Colorized] and link to the original photograph in the comments.

  • Colorized photographs that take too many artistic liberties will be removed, this includes (but is not limited to) removing details or adding things like patterns on clothing that are not visible in the original.

  • Images that have been resubmitted within the last three months will be removed.

  • Make sure your image is hosted by an approved host.

  • Regarding reposts: it is not a repost unless it was posted to /r/HistoryPorn within the last three months, or if it's already in the top 100 of all time.

  • If you have any questions check out the FAQ.

  • Comment Rules

    • Personal attacks, abusive language, trolling or bigotry in any form is not allowed. This will be removed and can result in a ban.
    • Keep the discussion on-topic. Comments that do not directly add to the discussion will be removed and can also result in (temp) bans. Things not on topic are comments that, but are not limited to, solely consist of a joke, (political) soapboxing, etc.

    If you have any questions or feedback feel free to let us know!


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    69

    An elderly man grilling chikuwa (fish cakes). Japan, 1932 [1300x980]

    1 Comment
    2024/03/29
    13:22 UTC

    57

    'Grocer' Heath riding a skateboard (1966) [600 x 439]

    Edward Heath was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974. He was leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. Heath's premiership is best known for his government's entry into the European Economic Community (EEC), now known as the European Union, in 1973. He also faced significant challenges during his tenure, including economic difficulties, labor strikes, and political unrest. After losing the 1974 general election, Heath remained active in politics but never returned to the office of Prime Minister. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 89.

    1 Comment
    2024/03/29
    08:32 UTC

    1,228

    Tsar Nicholas II and his identical cousin George V (Queen Elizabeth's grandfather) portrayed in Berlin in 1913 in German military uniform. [566 × 800]

    60 Comments
    2024/03/29
    07:47 UTC

    315

    Eugen Sandow is known as the “The Father of Bodybuilding,” and the Mr. Olympia trophy is called “The Sandow” in reference to him. Photo by D.Bernard, 1902 [816x1198]

    Eugen Sandow is known as “The Father of Bodybuilding,” and he acquired that title for good reason. Not only was Sandow strong, but he developed revolutionary strength training processes for his time that we still employ today.

    For example, he’s one of the first to suggest the avoidance of training to failure to promote muscle development. He also pushed the envelop of strength during his time by performing seriously impressive lifts, like one-armed snatching 180 lbs (or more, depending on who you ask) and bent pressing 270 lbs. In the bodybuilding community, Sandow has left such a lasting impact that the Mr. Olympia trophy is called “The Sandow.”

    Born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1867, (now Kalindidad, Russia), Sandow was born Fredrich Muller. One summer, Muller’s father took him to Italy to provide his son with a change of scenery, a common practice at the time to develop a youth’s perspective.

    On this trip Sandow would discover his love for health and strength firsthand, not by practicing, but by witnessing. He spent most of his time in Italy in the museums, idolizing the sculpted bodies of the Greek Gods. To give you context, Sandow would measure the statues to receive the dimensions for the body circumferences he would later strive to achieve with his love for strength training.

    Context taken from article by Jake Boly below:

    https://barbend.com/eugen-sandow-strength-pioneer-father-bodybuilding/

    8 Comments
    2024/03/29
    07:10 UTC

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    American skaters train at Lillehammer in Norway for the speed skating event at the 1952 Winter Olympics. Dick Shearman starts Ken Henry and Johnny Werket (R) during a practice session (Norway 1952) [2867x2060]

    0 Comments
    2024/03/29
    06:23 UTC

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    September 13, 2001 - Rescue workers sift through the wreckage on ground zero two days after the terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York. [1385x1036]

    5 Comments
    2024/03/29
    01:00 UTC

    1,988

    American paratrooper after combat in Vietnam, 1966 [1400x965]

    37 Comments
    2024/03/28
    22:40 UTC

    1,877

    Policemen arresting a demonstrator when local people blocked the march of the British Union of Fascists in Cable Street in London’s East End. 4 October 1936. [1200 x 876].

    45 Comments
    2024/03/28
    13:46 UTC

    1,869

    The priest fires a machine gun. South Lebanon (Lebanese Civil War), May 1985 [890X592].

    53 Comments
    2024/03/28
    10:00 UTC

    898

    French soldier in front of a no mans land, 1916 [1689x891]

    11 Comments
    2024/03/27
    22:32 UTC

    4,026

    Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, the first woman to earn a doctorate in computer science in the United States, 1965. [1295x1594]

    72 Comments
    2024/03/28
    00:15 UTC

    1,435

    Chet Baker photographed by Bob Willoughby in Los Angeles, 1953 [930x1047]

    38 Comments
    2024/03/28
    00:48 UTC

    1,077

    Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth serving soldiers at the Hollywood Canteen, November 17th, 1942 [1000 × 796]

    10 Comments
    2024/03/27
    13:37 UTC

    159

    A Black Watch lights up as he and his colleagues take a break after a rehearsal for the handover ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai (Hong Kong 1997) [2867x1870]

    7 Comments
    2024/03/27
    06:10 UTC

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    Young iranian soldier is preparing for battle against Iraqi invaders. Khuzestan, November 1981. Photo by Alfred Yaghobzadeh [926x1400]

    45 Comments
    2024/03/27
    07:28 UTC

    1,042

    This wonderful cow is not just any bovine but "The definitive photo of a cow". Taken by Storm Thorgerson in 1970, the photograph was commissioned by Pink Floyd. [1300 × 1300]

    26 Comments
    2024/03/27
    11:14 UTC

    454

    Three children eating noodles. Japan, 1890-1923 [1800x1117]

    7 Comments
    2024/03/27
    11:20 UTC

    64

    Polish poets, members of "Płanetnicy" literary group from Lwów (now in Ukraine) standing from the right: Józefa Albinowska, ?, Józef Ruffer, Antoni Stanisław Mueller, Maryla Wolska, sitting: Ostap Ortwin, Leopold Staff (in a cape) and Maryla Wolska's children. Author unknown, c. 1900. [675x720]

    0 Comments
    2024/03/27
    11:24 UTC

    1,614

    Flemish students protesting French speakers be expelled from the University of Leuven in 1968. (1190 × 669)

    238 Comments
    2024/03/27
    00:07 UTC

    1,548

    Costas Georgiou, a cypriot serving as british soldier and later as mercenary in Angolan Civil War. He is assumed to be one of the shooters responsible for Bloody Sunday in N. Ireland. He was executed by MPLA in 1976 at the age of 24[473x862]

    45 Comments
    2024/03/26
    22:34 UTC

    2,242

    A Soviet bomber crewman takes a photo of an F-4 Phantom with its RIO taking a picture of the Tu-142 Bear F over the Atlantic, c. 1970s [475X640]

    40 Comments
    2024/03/26
    22:38 UTC

    2,982

    An ordinary soldier, named James Hendrix, of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States plays the guitar with a fellow soldier in 1962. [500 × 391]

    34 Comments
    2024/03/26
    22:59 UTC

    5,728

    Inhabitants of St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1926. The islands had been inhabited since antiquity, but would be evacuated in 1930. Big image, zoom in for detail. [5000 x 3737]

    209 Comments
    2024/03/26
    23:32 UTC

    1,779

    Flight Attendants from New Zealand in the 1960s. [2043x1598]

    50 Comments
    2024/03/26
    16:42 UTC

    5,421

    Behind the scenes of Goldeneye, which had the largest amount of miniature work ever in a James Bond movie. 1995 [960x515]

    62 Comments
    2024/03/26
    06:19 UTC

    190

    A man milking a goat nearby the Trajan's Column. In the background, the church of Santa Maria di Loreto and the church of Santissimo Nome di Maria (Rome, Italy 1890s) [2867x2049]

    2 Comments
    2024/03/26
    06:25 UTC

    184

    Orange Bowl Queens, 1955. [895x1280].

    2 Comments
    2024/03/25
    16:50 UTC

    321

    German Soldiers in a Trench. 1914-1918. [871x872]

    2 Comments
    2024/03/25
    16:33 UTC

    254

    A horse-drawn fire engine on it's way to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire. In total 146 victims would die as a result of the blaze. New York City, March 15, 1911 [1312×819]

    10 Comments
    2024/03/25
    15:12 UTC

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    New York, 1946. Becoming parents is always an immense emotion. A man is immortalized as soon as he learns that he has become the father of triplets. [640 × 637]

    68 Comments
    2024/03/25
    16:06 UTC

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