"What marriage had in common was that it really was not about the relationship between the man and the woman," ... "It was a way of getting in-laws, of making alliances and expanding the family labor force."
Barge Haulers on the Volga, by Ilya Repin. Completed in 1873, the painting was immediately banned for its stark depiction of the wealth-gap between Russia's peasants (which made up 90% of the population) and the Russian nobility.
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Casulon Plantation - Good Hope, Georgia. This house stood for over a century and was used for tours & historic reenactments of the Civil War until 2002. An arson fire ravaged the house that year, believed to be set by people who wanted the house gone so they could have mineral rights to the quarry that stands behind the house. These ruins are all that are left of a once-great landmark.