1. The original Adams Family in Colour (and their pink living room)
This iconic show would have been totally different were it not in black-and-white…
2. Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE
The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar – or any other electrolytic solution – the jar produces about 1.1 volts. More info on Wikipedia
3. The Last Brownstone
“Construction in NYC, 1959, land being cleared for 20 story building in East 60s- still occupied brownstone is soon to go.” Changing New York photographed by Dmitri Kessel.
4. Illuminated Tires, 1961
These illuminated tires were developed by Goodyear in 1961. They were made from a single piece of synthetic rubber and are brightly lit by bulbs mounted inside the wheel rim.