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Retronaut

The past like you wouldn’t believe

1909: RUSSIAN PEASANT GIRLS (PROKUDIN-GORSKII / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Retronaut literally

rocks your brain

– Fast Company

1910: THE WRECK OF THE PRINCESS MAY (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Riotous and

marvellous delights

– Another

1950s:Tourists on horses ride past a DINOSAUR statue (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

Web time-lords

– Town Magazine

1892:TOWER BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Enlightenment

and wonder

– Guardian

c. 1890: CLIFF HOUSE, SAN FRANCISCO (JOHN POPE)

Retronaut.

Amazing.

– InStyle Magazine

1895: Train Wreck at Montparnasse (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Frozen fragments of time.

This is the joy of Retronauting

– Jonathon Jones, Guardian

1949: SHAFTESBURY AVENUE, LONDON (CHALMERS BUTTERFIELD)

Retronaut is the past like

you wouldn’t believe.

We take your map of time

and tear tiny holes in it.

1839: MAP SHOWING THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA (David Rumsey Historical Map Collection)

The past is a foreign country.

Retronaut is your passport.

1909: SAMARKAND SILK MERCHANT (PROKUDIN-GORSKII / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

1931: Looking south from the Empire State Building (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Retronaut book

Our book ‘Retronaut:

The Photographic Time Machine’

is available now.

1957: Mayflower II in New York Harbor (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

1952: Two girls as lobsters, Maine (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

Exhibition
Exhibition (2)
Exhibition (1)

For a year, Retronaut was guest curator at Museums & Archives Northumberland.

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c.1900: LANTERN SLIDES (MRS. SMITH / NORTHUMBERLAND ARCHIVES)

Retronaut’s exhibition

is bizarre and fascinating

– Daily Mail

c.1900: LANTERN SLIDES (MRS. SMITH / NORTHUMBERLAND ARCHIVES)

The Retronaut exhibition

is a treasure trove

– BBC

c.1900: LANTERN SLIDES (MRS. SMITH / NORTHUMBERLAND ARCHIVES)

We make the past go viral.

 

We work with

museums, archives and brands

to supercharge the power

of their collections.

c. 1900s: Immigrant family, Ellis Island, New York (VIA EUROPEANA)

Retronaut is one of the

fifty names you should

follow on Twitter

– The Times

1937: “Pioneers in Defence” Gas-mask drill, Leningrad (Viktor Bulla)

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Retronaut

The past like you wouldn’t believe

1905: TRAIN ON THE STREETS OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

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