1. Stock Photos from the 1970s
Found via Mashable
2. This 70 Year Old with So much Swag
3. Vietnamese “Mods” in the 1960s
4. Los Angeles Might Be Getting Occasional Party Train to Vegas
X Train, which has been working on getting this stylish party (train) started for five years now has announced on its Facebook page that it’s planning to start selling tickets in September for a New Year’s Eve train ride in a classy-looking vintage train running from the Fullerton Transportation Center to a train station in downtown Las Vegas that’s built into the Plaza Hotel & Casino, says Los Angeles magazine.
Found on Curbed.
5. The Cave Archive
“It isn’t every job where you can hop on a bike and take off through the cave!” says archives technician Kevin Abney. “It makes going to pull records a bit of an adventure each day.”
The Civilian Personnel Records Center facility in Illinois, where a records bay can be up to half a mile away —almost a mile round-trip!
The Valmeyer Annex is located in a retrofitted limestone cave, the perfect climate controlled space for documents. The approximately 400,000 square foot building has a total storage capacity of nearly two million cubic feet of records in eleven bays.
Found on the US National Archives Tumblr.
6. An Other (Forgotten) Afghanistan
Journeying through a remote region of northeastern Afghanistan, untouched by the war and preserved from the Taliban regime, this story pays tribute to the ancient culture of this land, which has never disappeared but which has simply been forgotten.
7. My Grandfather’s Imposter
The story of the most interesting cheat in the world:
“The Explorer’s Club headquarters fill a five-story Jacobean townhouse on East 70th Street in Manhattan. The inside looks lifted from the opening scenes of an Indiana Jones movie… James Cameron is a member. So are Buzz Aldrin, Sally Ride, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and Neil deGrasse Tyson… To earn a place at the Explorer’s Club means you’ve done something extraordinary… My dad told me something very peculiar: “Did I ever tell you your grandfather had an impostor? One of his friends—a guy named Les Manning—assumed his identity and used his stories to get into the Explorer’s Club.”
He gave Les Manning his tales of adventure in the Amazonian rainforest so that Manning could join the Explorer’s Club. But why? I wanted to understand the man my grandfather was, what could be so important that he would opt out of his own life story and give it to another man?”
Find the story on Roads and Kingdoms.
8. A world map showing where all of the best record stores are
9. This Abandoned Church
More urbex photography by Quentin Chabrot.
10. The First-Ever Ned Flanders Themed Metal Band, Okilly Dokilly
Meet the band on Music Feeds.
11. Oreo Art
12. Testing Audience Reactions to MGM Movies in the 1920s
The female subjects appear to be having their blood pressure measured.
Found on The Academy Tumblr.
13. Color Footage of what Berlin was like after WWII ended