Billy the Kid, Outlaw.

Billy the Kid (1859-81) The American outlaw, born Henry McCarty, killed eight people before being shot dead at the age of 21. This new photo of the criminal (second from the left) playing cards, which is said to be only the second in existence of him, is being auctioned in Dallas, Texas and is expected […]

Craws and Flaws, a Satirical Work of James Gillray.

James Gillray (1757-1815) was among the most popular, prolific, revered, and reviled print satirists of the golden age of English caricature, the late eighteenth century. He took special delight in attacking the excesses of the royal family. Here, he caustically depicts King George III, Queen Charlotte, and the Prince of Wales (later George IV) gorging […]

‘Waterfall’ by Carlos F. Turienzo.

Waterfall, Winner, Amateur Award, Nature/Landscapes. Image Credit: © Carlos F. Turienzo / The 10th EPSON International Pano Awards Source: Winners of the 2019 Epson International Pano Awards – The Atlantic

‘Bloom’ colourful Light display, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh, Scotland ‘Bloom’, the opening event for the Edinburgh International Festival, lights up Saint Andrew Square with a colourful array of projections. More photos of the light show in our gallery Image Credit: Photograph by Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Source: God’s own field and a gigantic bubble: today’s most stunning photos | World news […]

‘Red Night’ by Roa, Madagascar.

Overall winner: Red night by Roberto García Roa (University of Valencia), taken in Madagascar A Malagasy tree boa perches in a tree. The Malagasy tree boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis) is a non-venomous snake species endemic to Madagascar. Large individuals have become difficult to find in some areas surrounding human settlements. Fires produced by humans and poaching […]

Inside the ‘coffin cubicles’ of Hong Kong.

Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. ‘I’m still alive and yet I am already surrounded by four coffin planks!’ … Hong Kong’s cage home tenants. Image Credit: All photographs : Benny Lam. Coffin cubicles, cage homes, in Hong Kong Cage […]

The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

In April 1904, St. Louis opened its doors to the world for what was officially called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, but was widely known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Millions of dollars had been spent to build the 1,200-acre fairgrounds and its nearly 1,500 buildings—a huge scale that ended up delaying the opening by […]

Kym and Alex.

As a young hot metal apprentice Kym never believed the stories about Alex that he was ‘tight as a fishes ass hole’. He thought, ‘Why are people so cruel about Alex’? Why do they say that he will not spend any money and that he will never open his wallet and buy his wife dinner? […]

The Emu War of 1932.

This is perhaps the only formal war where one of the belligerents was not human, but rather avian. In 1932, the emu population in Australia was growing out of control, with an estimated 20,000 emus running around the Australian desert and causing havoc among crops. In response, the Australian military sent out a task force […]

Holiday in Hell in a ‘Sardine Sedan.’

John Freebairn and Robert Padfield, who worked in the Comp. Room were the best of mates, Their wives got on famously as well. The two families would have barbecues together at each other’s house and celebrate their birthdays when they came around. John and Robert even played Golf together (poorly) at Kooyonga Golf Course where […]