The Indonesian Ritual That Takes Place On An Active Volcano

TO SOME, THE BEST WAYS TO PREVENT DISEASE and disaster are to make regular visits to the doctor and purchase insurance. To certain communities in Indonesia, it’s by throwing all of your worldly possessions into the mouth of an active volcano.

Mount Bromo

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty ImagesA villager tries to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival.

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22 Vintage Photos Of Your Favorite Summer Pastimes

Get ready to break out your new swimsuit and fire up the barbecue! This week marks the official start of summer with the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. Even if you can’t appreciate scorching heat and sweaty seats, these classic shots of summer are sure to put a smile on your face:

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Running Water

AFP/GettyA group of women run and enjoy a day at the beach.

Water Skiing Elephant

WikimediaQueenie the Elephant water skiing with keeper Liz Dane in 1958.

Walt Disney Pool

Gene Lester/GettyWalt Disney sits and plays with his grandson in a child's inflatable pool.

Jumping Rope On Beach

National Media MuseumBeachgoers jump rope.

Ice Cream Boys

Bert Hardy Advertising Archive/GettyTwo boys eat ice creams bought from an Austin ice cream van in July 1961.

JFK Sailing

Hy Peskin Archive/GettySenator John F. Kennedy and fiancée Jacqueline Bouvier go sailing while on vacation at the Kennedy compound in June 1953 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

Lemonade Stand

Bettmann/GettyNeighborhood children launch a lemonade stand.

Paragon Park Nantasket Beach

Super Stock/GettyRevelers at Paragon Park, a small amusement park across the street from Nantasket Beach Hull, Massachusetts.

Grace Kelly

Hulton Archive/GettyIn 1972, Princess Grace of Monaco takes a photograph at a swimming competition in Palm Beach.

Amphibious Car

Gerald R. Massie/Missouri State ArchivesA family drives an amphibious car on the lake.

Coney Island Luna Park 1910

George Grantham Bain Collection/Library Of CongressConey Island's Luna Park in 1910.

Family Backyard

H. Armstrong Roberts/GettyA family enjoys pool time in the backyard.

Summer Love

Gerald R. Massie/Missouri State ArchivesA young man helps a barefoot girl step on exposed rocks to cross a small river.

Family Bbq

Josef Scaylea/ CORBIS/ Getty ImagesA family has a arbecue on a sunny day.

Water Biking

Gerald R. Massie/Missouri State ArchivesTwo women paddle their way across the lake on water bikes.

Teenagers Tanning Beach

Bettmann/GettyA group of teenagers pile on top of each other on a crowed day at Coney Island, New York.

Summer Home

Missouri State ArchivesA group of friends enjoy their time at a summer house.

Water Skiing Girls

Missouri State ArchivesWomen water ski on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Lemonade Stall

Lambert/GettyAn enterprising young boy sets up a stall selling cake, candy and lemonade to his neighbours, 1955.

Swimming In River

H. Armstrong RobertsRetrofile/Getty ImagesA group of young men and boys swims in Eel River, Garberville, California.

Picnic

George Grantham Bain Collection/Library Of CongressParkers enjoy a picnic.

Trout Fishing

Ralph Waler/ Missouri State ArchivesA man catches fish in a shallow river.

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What We Loved This Week, Jun. 12 – 18

The last known photos of legendary figures, the ladies behind Disney’s princesses, Orlando vigils around the world, inside Bangladesh’s 200-year-old brothel, fast food founders’ backstories.

Last Photos Famous People

Vintage EverydayJohn Lennon signing an autograph for Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed Lennon shortly after.

The Last Known Photographs Of Famous Icons

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Vintage EverydayThe last formal shoot Kurt Cobain took part in before his suicide some eight months later in 1994.

Life is fragile and these final photographs of famous icons before they met their demise surely reminds us all of this. Some may view these photos as a reflection of a morbid celebrity-crazed society, while others may find these to be a fitting remembrance of their subjects’ achievements.

Take a look at more of the last known photographs of now deceased icons at Vintage Everyday.

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Vintage EverydayPrincess Diana shielding herself away from the paparazzi. Seconds after this picture was taken, the Mercedes she was in crashed.

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Summer Of 1977 In New York City

On the evening of July 13, 1977, two lightning strikes just north of New York City led to a massive blackout that plunged the city into darkness.

The lights went out, elevators stalled, and subways ground to a halt. Looting and arson broke out, over a thousand fires were reported, and more than 1,600 stores were damaged or ransacked. The Mets-Cubs game at Shea Stadium ended in the bottom of the sixth inning. The light-filled city became a black pit.

Elsewhere in New York’s summer of 1977, a sweltering heat wave, financial downturn, rising poverty and inequality levels, paranoia about the Son of Sam murders, and the shining lights of Studio 54 took hold of the city.

Likewise, as fires burned down much of the Bronx, hip hop began to rise from the ashes. In fact, the looting of music stores during the blackout enabled people who couldn’t afford turntables and mixers to gather the equipment they needed to become DJs.

Check out some compelling photos from that uneasy summer in New York City:

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Avenue C

Camilo J. Vergara/ Library of Congress Young boys play in a fire hydrant in the Lower East Side's Avenue C.

New York 1977

Wikimedia Commons45th Street in Midtown.

Woman Sitting Street Summer

Camilo J. Vergara/ Library of Congress A woman sits along the streets.

Forth Of July

Allan Tannenbaum/Getty ImagesResidents of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood sit in folding chairs, July 21, 1977.

Trash Can Fire Harlem

National Archives and Records AdministrationA child passes a blazing can in Harlem.

George Willig World Trade Center

Carmine Donofrio/NY Daily News Archive/Getty ImagesGeorge "Human Fly" Willig climbing the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Reggie Jackson

NY Daily News Archive/Getty ImagesYankees manager Billy Martin, and the team's strutting superstar, Reggie Jackson, nearly come to blows.

Dancing Studio 54

Waring Abbott/Getty ImagesA group dancing at Studio 54.

Group Singing Studio 54

Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive/ Getty ImagesStevie Wonder (at piano) jams with Stephen Stills (with drum), Stephanie Mills, and Teddy Pendergrass (behind Wonder) for New York secretary Mary Ann Cummings and 300 guests on her birthday at Studio 54.

Curtis Mayfield

Richard E. Aaron/RedfernsCurtis Mayfield poses inside Studio 54.

New York Daily News Front Cover

NY Daily NewsFront page of the Daily News following the blackout.

Skyline

Allan Tannenbaum/Getty ImagesAt dawn on July 14, the Manhattan skyline shows no lights due to the blackout.

Walk Bridge

Underwood Archives/Getty ImagesNew Yorkers jam the Brooklyn Bridge on their way home after the blackout shut down the subway system.

NYC Blackout

Robert R. McElroy/Getty ImagesIn Brooklyn, pedestrians stand on a street corner in the wake of the blackout.

No Light But Liquor

Bryan Alpert/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesIn the midst of the blackout, a restaurant owner writes a sign to advise customers that there is no food or lights inside, but lots of liquor.

NYC Blackout brooklyn

Robert R. McElroy/Getty ImagesPolice officers and passersby stand in front of a damaged storefront, looted in the wake of the New York City blackout.

arrest

NY Daily News Archive/Getty ImagesCops contain suspected looters at Grand Concourse and Fordham Road in the Bronx during blackout.

fire bronx blackout

Robert R. McElroy/Getty ImagesAerial view of a building burning following the blackout in Brooklyn.

Looters

Looters young and old leave an A&P supermarket at Ogden Avenue and 166th Street in the Bronx through a broken window. Authorities arrested thousands of looters in at least three boroughs of the city.

Son Of Sam

Fred R. Conrad/New York Times Co./Getty ImagesSerial killer David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz being taken into police custody on August 11, 1977.

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In the summer of 1977, the NYPD discovered a handwritten letter near the bodies of Esau and Suriani, addressed to NYPD Captain Joseph Borrelli. With this letter, Berkowitz revealed the name "Son of Sam" for the first time.

The press had previously dubbed him "the .44 Caliber Killer" because of his signature weapon. The letter was initially withheld from public view, but some of its contents leaked to the press, and the name "Son of Sam" rapidly eclipsed the old name.

Son Of Sam

Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesMugshot of "Son of Sam."

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