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4th February '17 1 881

The Greyhound Bus Terminal, Washington DC: April 1941

April 1941, and the Greyhound bus terminal at Washington DC is bustling.

2nd February '17 1 1066

Roman Totenberg And What The Holocaust Teaches Us About Giving 'Freedom For The Thought We Hate'

Freedom is respecting ‘freedom for the thought that we hate’. Mindful of this, Flashbak looks at the life and times of Roman Totenberg...

31st January '17 0 2497

Color Photographs Of London 1961

In April, May and June 1961, Charles Weever Cushman took these superb photographs of life in London.

29th January '17 1 1182

Doppelgangers And Wraiths: Double Exposures And Other Ghosts

Is it bad photography when a snapshot results in a double exposure? Or are these pictures hints of something more, ghosts, wraiths and doppelgangers, apparitions of the living?

28th January '17 2 1399

An October 1970 Weekday At The University of California, Berkeley

I was in town to see a friend on a weekday in October of 1970 and had an hour to kill so I walked around the notorious University of California at Berkeley campus...

27th January '17 2 1257

'The Whole Place Was Going NUTS' When The Cramps Played A Mental Hospital in Napa, California (1978)

On June 13, 1978, The Cramps performed a free concert for patients at the California State Mental Hospital in Napa, California, a place "surrounded by vineyards and dairy farms".

26th January '17 0 506

New York's Greatest Man Catcher: Dead Shot Mary Shanley

In 1934, the New York Police Department finally let women officers carry guns. The first female cop to fire one in the line of duty was undercover officer Mary Shanley.

19th January '17 1 1184

Loved To Bits: Portraits Of My Teddy

17th January '17 0 680

River City Reunion: Beat Generation Authors Reconvene In Kansas 1987

"I think it was Allen Ginsberg who first suggested a get together in Lawrence, Kansas," Rosemary Marchetta tells me. "A year and a lot of hard work later the gathering took place in September 1987."

13th January '17 2 634

William Peter Blatty: The 'Arab Prince' Who Fooled Hollywood And Wrote The Exorcist

In the 1950s, Blatty wrote an article published in the Saturday Evening Post about posing as Prince Xeer, the wayward son of King Saud of Saudi Arabia on vacation in Hollywood...