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11 Nov Armistice Day and the End of the Great War
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The 11th of November marks 101 years since the end of the First World War. An armistice was signed and took effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918  The day is still marked with somber ceremonies as World War I led to the deaths of millions of people, revolution, and the end of empires, and it is called Armisti..
09 Nov The Berlin Wall Fall
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Today we celebrate freedom and the fall of all walls. In October 1989, during the anniversary of the GDR, people participated in the parade and chanted: Perestroika! Gorbachev, help! The malcontent increased and In the days that preceded the 9th of November 1989, half a million protestors gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, with the wish to ..
05 Nov The History of Photography
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Photography was invented in the 19th century, but centuries before that, an invention called the camera obscura already existed. Camera obscura is the Latin term for darkroom which was essentially a box, or a room, with a hole on one side of it. It could not impress an image on a surface, but only project it through a small opening in the wall onto..
01 Nov A look into the past: the history of the Grand Prix and its drivers
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Karl Benz gets the credit for inventing the first modern automobile and patenting it in 1886. The first car was gasoline-powered and used an internal-combustion engine.Interestingly enough, in 1888, his wife Bertha allegedly stole his Model 3 to take a trip with her children to visit her mother’s who lived in Pforzheim and took the first-ever docum..
31 Oct Happy Halloween
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Halloween is probably the spookiest time of the year!The tradition says that the festivity originated initially from the Celtic harvest festivals, called Samhain. On the night of the 31st of October, which at that time was the last day of the year and the beginning of the dark winter, spirits, and evil creatures visited people. Nowadays many countr..
21 Oct Satisfied clients are the best clients!
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Our clients come from all over the world and come back to us with the most amazing stories.An example is Mr. Corey Armstrong. He is from the U.S.A. and he sent us this lovely photo of himself as a happy client of ours! Having just received his photograph of Sheigo Shinko - an expert in process improvement notably with Toyota - Mr.Armstrong seems ..
21 Oct The joy of collecting
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Photographs are collected for different reasons. You may have a special interest in why you search for images; it may be photos from a certain photographer or a specific period in time. You can also collect photographs for art’s sake and, whatever the reason is, when you buy a photograph from us you don´t just buy a picture, you buy an object of hi..
21 Oct Meet IMS Vintage Photos' CEO Arnaldur Gauti Johnson
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CEO Arnaldur Gauti Johnson, for his colleagues Gauti, has been in the photo industry for almost 20 years. When he is not working hard in the office, he is spending time with his beloved family or taking walks with his Golden Retriever Hugo. Since he was young, what motivated him through the challenges in life and at work, was to always have a cle..
21 Oct Welcome to IMS Vintage Photos
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Greetings from IMS Vintage Photos! Here at IMS Vintage Photos, we are strongly involved in preserving history and helping archives around the world in digitizing their physical images, photos or prints!Who we areIMS was founded as a picture agency on January 21st, 1946, however, we started selling actual original vintage photographs to a global cli..
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