Dated Vintage Photographs Flickr Group – interactive timeline

Some cool dating images:

Dated Vintage Photographs Flickr Group – interactive timeline

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At the beginning of January I launched the Dated Vintage Photographs group here on Flickr. After just two weeks it has 140 members and over 900 photographs.

This image is a screengrab extract of a brand new interactive timeline presenting images from the group – the whole timeline spans the period 1853 (the earliest image so far) through to 1945.

I absolutely love it – you can get a real feel for the development of photography, fashion, and even architecture and technology as you pan through the timeline.

– Visit…
– to see it larger click on the ‘full screen’ link
– click and hold anywhere on the timeline, then move your mouse left to right
– if you click on the darker band at the bottom you’ll move faster
– click on any image to pull up a larger version and the image information, plus a link back to the original here on Flickr

Have fun!

Technical information:
I used phpFlickr to create the data file of valid group images via the Flickr API, and then the Simile Timeline to display the interactive. All totally free and open source, so huge thanks to everyone behind creating those. I’ve also had some useful pointers and help along the way from Dave Wilkinson (dopiaza)

Date palm

Image by http2007
Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as the Date Palm, is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Due to its long history of cultivation for fruit, its exact native distribution is unknown, but probably originated somewhere in the desert oases of northern Africa, and perhaps also southwest Asia. It is a medium-sized tree, 15 to 25 meters tall, often clumped with several trunks from a single root system, but often growing singly as well. The leaves are pinnate, 3 to 5 meters long, with spines on the petiole and about 150 leaflets; the leaflets are 30 cm long and 2 cm broad. The full span of the crown ranges from 6 to 10 meters.

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