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This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo

Oldest Aerial Photograph "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It," aerial photograph from October 1860 (via Wikimedia) “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It,” aerial photograph from October 1860 (via Metropolitan Museum of Art)

This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo

This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo, taken by balloon

Historic Photos of the Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial under construction, with the Potomac in the background, and several Navy and Munitions Buildings in the foreground, on Constitution Avenue, circa 1919.

A Prominent Street Artist Just Destroyed All of His Works

Bolonga's streets are a little less colorful today, after street artist Blu spent the weekend painting over every mural he's created there over 20 years.

New York City, circa 1914. Photograph by Alfred Stieglitz. The tower on the left in the background belongs to the second Madison Square Garden, on the right is the very much still existing Met Life Tower

The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880’s [3 pictures]

The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880′s These photos of a morass of telephone wires in New York City were taken in 1887 and 88, only a little more than 10 years after the telephone was first patented…

Scientists Show That Naps Really Are the Best