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VII.16.17-22 Pompeii. December 2007. Plaster cast of body lying at foot of staircase. Four people met their death in this house, three of them died huddled together on this staircase. They were discovered in November 1961. It was possible to make casts of the group of three. The lowest of the three bodies remains where it was discovered. The fourth skeleton was lying on the landing at the bottom of the stairs but only a photo remains of this skeleton.

Most of the Choctaw left Mississippi and other Southern states on the tragic Trail of Tears, but many Choctaw decided to stay and try assimilation into American culture and life. The Choctaws are split into two distinct branches: the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Both groups faced discrimination and poverty after the Civil War until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Native American Photos

I used to love this show when I was a kid

This is a wonderful blog on Irish clothing from Iron Age to late Medieval.

September 11, 2001 | Steve McCurry

Nazi murder count. It wasn't only Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis. A total of 13 million died in death camps... 6 million Jews, 7 milllion non-Jews

MA RAINEY (1886 – 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. Ma Rainey was known for her very powerful vocal abilities, energetic disposition, majestic phrasing, and a ‘moaning’ style of singing similar to folk tradition.

Confederate silk bible flag, 1864. This miniature, hand-stiched flag commemorates a child's birth with an inscription in French: "This confederate flag was present at the birth of Anatole. Friday, January 8, 1864. He was born during the war." The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Clyde Cucullu.

Thermopolium, Pompeii. Many of the homes in Pompeii were behind 'store fronts' such as these. You can see the oven behind the 'bowl' - servants would cook the food then serve it out of these built in bowls to passing patrons.

I have to try this... the sharpie itself is the resist! Etching

Rarely Seen Photos from September 11, 2001, 9/11, the day the world changed, firefighters, heroes, watching, rubbles, ruins, powerful, never forget, photograph, photo