Aiming at History

This is fascinating and more than a little scary.  A Dutch woman has been taking pictures of herself at a shooting gallery since 1936.  Here are the results.

h/t Andrew Sullivan at the Dish.

The Past in Color

The Library of Congress has done terrific work putting on line parts of its vast photograph collection.  For a sample of those taken by the scientist and documentary photographer
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) in the old Russian Empire between ca. 1905 and 1915, in astonishing color, go here (the comments are great, too!); the complete set is at the Library of Congress site, here.