Ed Driscoll

WHAT BROADBAND WAS INVENTED FOR

The average person’s brain has a sort of chronometer which assumes that all photos prior to say, the mid-1950s should be in black and white. But Michael Jennings links to some gorgeous color photos of Chicago in the 1940s and ’50s, and infinitely more astonishing, staggering color photos of Czarist Russia from the years just prior to World War I.

Found via Joanne Jacobs, these are the sorts of images that truly make owning a high-speed connection worth it.