These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.
The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division preserves the original photographs and offers the digital copies to ensure their wide availability.
However, there are many more photos spanning the 19th and 20th centuries that can also be found on The Library of Congress main Flickr page.
150 years of continuous/passionate refinement have resulted in bicycle components that are both ultra efficient and ultra reliable. And yet this passionate perfection hides in plain sight. The power of design is its ability to create (animal) magnetism around compelling ideas in relevant context. Dana Krieger, Industrial designer at Teague presents a tribute to the triangle. A reinterpretation of an icon, which unifies individual components into a coherent statement in tune with contemporary needs (and attitudes). Equal parts gym membership, fashion statement and Kyoto pact contributor — Pulse is a transportation solution in synch with the needs of today’s urban denizen.
At Crown Point high above Burnley town UK the ‘Singing-Ringing Tree’ – a unique musical sculpture in the form of a tree appears to bend against the endless winds that pass over the hills. Designed by award-winning architects Tonkin-Liu. The wind produces a low and mellow hum through pipes which are tuned so that they do not disturb the wildlife.
The following are scans of high quality polaroid photographs of the screen of the Xerox Star 8010 workstation on its launch in 1981. Some of these photographs show earlier icon development. See Norm Cox’s even earlier Star icon development pages to look at the evolution of Star’s icons up to this final product.