As we live in an age of on-line photo sharing, it is easy to forget that memories and a common feeling of nostalgia remained at the heart of photography before the digital age.
The theme of nostalgia is a common feeling and photographs tend to bring back fond memories of times long forgotten. While people are now sharing photos instantly through the internet, it is easy to forget that there are pictures taken at a time when digital technology was nothing but a far-fetched dream.
Various social media channels and websites, such as @HistoryInPix have been introduced to share historical photographs with modern audiences, bringing in a wealth of nostalgia that may have remained undiscovered. Images such as Piccadilly Circus in 1949 and a 1890s portrait of Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to study law at Oxford University, are amongst the gems shared by history enthusiasts.
As well as the capturing key moments in time, the photographs also highlight different tones and techniques, showing how image taking has evolved throughout the ages.
Via The Guardian