29 Jun '11, 3pm

Gorgeous photographs that documented urban life before the rise of the automobile:

Gorgeous photographs that documented urban life before the rise of the automobile:

Holmes was not an intentional urban historian. He was a famous stage presenter, a showman who, from the late 19th century until the 1950s, presented "travelogues" to audiences, combining his photographs and motion pictures with lectures about the far-flung locations he visited. He brought the first motion picture cameras to the Far East, recorded Tolstoy and the coronation of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, and roamed the world -- often visiting dangerous places where a camera had never been.

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