Posts Tagged ‘history

The Imaging Research Center has worked with architectural historians, cartographers, engineers, and ecologists to assess often unreliable eyewitness accounts and to recreate a “best guess” glimpse into the visualization of the capital city of Washington, DC as it was in 1814. The video starts by showing a current map of the DC from the center [...]

These vintage postcards depicting a 1910′s New York City and a futuristic look a the ‘City of Skyscrapers’ are but two from a mass of 9,000 picture postcards that were collected and classified by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975), which is now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Walker Evans Archive. The picture [...]

With bizarre and fantastical illustrations, ‘Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre’ provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and [...]

A look at World War II propaganda posters from the 1940′s, issued from the onset of the war. It’s plain horse sense : act, think safety / 1942. United States. Division of Labor Standards.

THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK Patrick was born in Britian. His father was a wealthy alderman and a Christian. When Patrick was 16 years old, pirates captured him during a raid and sold him as a slave in Ireland.  He served as a shepherd of an Irish Chieftain in Ulster. During his captivity, he dedicated [...]


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