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A Photographer’s Quest to Find the Last of the Drive-In Theaters
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A Photographer’s Quest to Find the Last of the Drive-In Theaters

A fade to black for America’s outdoor silver screens.
April 28, 2017
The Art of the Dronescape
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The Art of the Dronescape

Stunning, dizzying aerial photography from Dronestagram.
April 26, 2017
The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets
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The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets

Pieces so pretty you won’t mind losing.
January 12, 2017
Charming Portraits of Hong Kong’s Shop Cats
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Charming Portraits of Hong Kong’s Shop Cats

Meet the adorable cats watching over the city's stores.
January 06, 2017
Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History
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Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History

How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.
January 05, 2017
Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collections
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Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collections

Peek inside the Bodleian Library's Map Room.
December 23, 2016
See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century
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See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century

Selections from 128 years of "National Geographic" magazine's best charts, maps and diagrams.
December 21, 2016
Gaze Upon the Faded Glory of Route 66’s Signs
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Gaze Upon the Faded Glory of Route 66’s Signs

Photos of neon signs and advertisements along one of America's most iconic highways.
December 14, 2016
Photos of Unique and Beautiful Airports Around the World
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Photos of Unique and Beautiful Airports Around the World

Architecture that redefines what it means to travel in style.
December 09, 2016
Circuses, Magic and Hypnotism: Welcome to the World of Victorian Entertainment
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Circuses, Magic and Hypnotism: Welcome to the World of Victorian Entertainment

See what the Victorians did for fun.
December 07, 2016
Striking Portraits of Lonely Cars in 1970s New York
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Striking Portraits of Lonely Cars in 1970s New York

Nighttime scenes of parked cars and deserted streets.
November 30, 2016
How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages
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How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages

Secret symbols aplenty.
November 18, 2016
Striking Photos of Philadelphia’s Abandoned Power Stations
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Striking Photos of Philadelphia’s Abandoned Power Stations

The monolithic stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company.
November 16, 2016
Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper
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Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper

What do the walls of abandoned Soviet-era apartments look like?
November 11, 2016
Breathtaking Photos of Ancient Trees Against Starry Skies
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Breathtaking Photos of Ancient Trees Against Starry Skies

The timeless beauty of trees and constellations.
November 10, 2016
Inside Churchill's Secret Subterranean WWII Bunker in London
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Inside Churchill's Secret Subterranean WWII Bunker in London

A new book examines the top secret wartime work underneath Whitehall.
November 04, 2016
Lose Yourself in 12 of the Most Extraordinary Labyrinths Ever Built
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Lose Yourself in 12 of the Most Extraordinary Labyrinths Ever Built

Step inside and try not to get lost.
November 02, 2016
This is How New York City Celebrated Halloween in 1993
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This is How New York City Celebrated Halloween in 1993

Photos from a 1990s archive show post-parade festivities in the West Village.
October 28, 2016
Presidential Campaigns of the 1800s Involved A Surprising Amount of Flags and Throw Pillows
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Presidential Campaigns of the 1800s Involved A Surprising Amount of Flags and Throw Pillows

See how election merchandise looked in the 19th century.
October 26, 2016
The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed
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The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed

From skyscraper bridges to glass domes, an intoxicating glimpse at how New York might have looked.
October 21, 2016
Peek Inside the World's Most Strange and Morbid Collections
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Peek Inside the World's Most Strange and Morbid Collections

Vintage ouija boards? Check. A taxidermied two-headed cow? Check.
October 19, 2016
Photographing the Incredible Costumes of Japan's Supernatural Festivals
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Photographing the Incredible Costumes of Japan's Supernatural Festivals

Bringing folklore to life with capes and masks.
October 14, 2016
Can Evolution Be Photographed?
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Can Evolution Be Photographed?

Here is a striking visual compendium of Darwin's scientific breakthrough.
October 12, 2016
The Glorious Symmetry of Hong Kong’s Streetscapes
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The Glorious Symmetry of Hong Kong’s Streetscapes

Finding unexpected angles in Hong Kong.
October 07, 2016