Glastonbury festival has gradually moved from from hippy counter-culture to mainstream middle-class staple. The V&A now keeps an archive about Glastonbury, the final nail in the counter-culture coffin. Glastonbury is dead. Long live Glastonbury!
At the University of Texas, fragments of medieval texts have been identified by crowdsourcing via Flickr and Facebook. A beautiful marriage of ancient and modern technology. Continue reading
Plenty of people have been complaining about the new-fangled fashion for selfies. They may be surprised to find that this crazy narcissistic trend was actually started in 1839 by photographer Robert Cornelius!
He’s rather a handsome romantic-looking man, isn’t he?
First of all, here are some crazy pictures of Victorian ladies going to extreme lengths to get a photo of their babies.