Some of the things that kept our great-great-grandparents busy have slowly disappeared or transformed into their modern-day counterparts. Let’s pay tribute to these fascinating old-timey jobs and the equally fascinating stories that led to their demise.
Colorized photographs provide us with a portal to our past, an incredible view of our ancestors’ daily life as if they’re just arm’s length away. After all, that is exactly the purpose of old photos: To tell stories, satisfy our curiosity and make history come alive.
Although he is best known for his stirring photos of the Vietnam War and Cultural Revolution in China, Marc Riboud also visited the Philippines in 1958 and used his talent to preserve a lot of memories. Some of these candid shots featured people from all walks of life and classes–from the late President Carlos P. Garcia to ordinary folks doing ordinary things.
Not all people are sane, and from time to time we hear sickening news of people eating people around the world. Unfortunately, we also have our fair share here in the Philippines.
These stunning color photographs by Dean Worcester, which originally appeared in the 1913 issue of the National Geographic Magazine, provide us with a glimpse of the colorful life and culture of Philippine indigenous groups in the 1900s.