At first glance, New York-based photographer Richard Barnes‘ Civil War photos might look like they were taken from some museum or historical photographic archive. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll begin to notice things that are quite peculiar. In one of them, there’s a pickup truck parked in the background. In another, a man wears a T-shirt and baseball cap — certainly not the fashion you’d expect to see in a mid-1800s photo.
The truth is, Barnes creates beautiful war photos that appear to be from over a century ago by using the Civil War-era process of wet plate photography to capture modern day Civil War battle reenactments.
See more on the artist’s website.
The work of Irving Harper
A very successful industrial designer during the mid-20th century. He is credited with many modern furniture design concepts, including the marshmallow sofa and the ball clock. In addition to this recognized work, Harper also maintained a more private collection of paper sculptures, which he made during his free time as a stress-relieving side project.