World Press Photo has rewarded the world’s best press photos since 1955. It all started with an association of Dutch photo journalists.
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In the nineteenth century, a heated debate broke out about ornaments and their production. The issue dominated the world of art and culture and was a turning point in the aesthetics of modernity.
Some soldiers who enlisted to fight in the First World War still wore caps, though the army soon realised that only steel helmets could protect heads against shrapnel injuries.
Five early colour photos from 1914 show just how colourful the Zurich spring festival was even 100 years ago.
How did the modern mini-scooter come to be in its present form? It all began in 1817 with a cumbersome wooden vehicle for bumpy Sunday journeys.