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Bullock's Wilshire (1946). 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 56 & National Register of Historic Places No.78000685
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Scene from a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl (1936). Drifts of sand pile up beside the barns and farmhouse
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Dustbowl | Scene from a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl
Liberal (vicinity), Kan. Soil blown by dust bowl winds piled up in large drifts on a farm. Photo by Arthur Rothstein #
North Sea Drainage Project to Increase Size of Europe (1930). via Retronaut. [It's kind of hard to believe now that people seriously considered projects like this ...]
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1930s plan to drain the North Sea and connect Britain with Europe...
North Sea Drainage Project to Increase Size of Europe (Sept. 1930)
*WWII PIN ~ honoring Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, a black messman who was untrained in machine gun use due to rigid Naval segregation policies. Miller took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. He was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and six months after the attack was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.
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formfollowsfunctionjournal: Doris “Dorie” Miller was a cook in the US Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross. A ship’s cook on the battleship West Virginia during Pearl Harbor, Miller was called into action during the attack and fired a Browning .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun (a weapon he had received no training on) until it ran out of ammo. Miller was one of the “first heroes of World War II”. He died during the battle of Makin Island when the escort carrier, Liscome Bay, was sunk by a Japanese submarine.
Electoral Precedent | xkcd
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The dangers of relying on electoral precedents — in one comic strip
Henry Farrell: "reminds me of this classic cartoon by XKCD, which should be blown up into A0 format, and placed in a permanently visible position in front of the desk of every pundit tempted to make pseudo-quantitative oracular announcements about American politics "
Electoral Precedent | xkcd 1122 | No white guy who's been mentioned on Twitter has gone on to win.
Ridic Electoral Precedents of the Day
Soviet letters [These are the письма-треугольники, the “triangular letters”, the standard form of soldiers’ correspondence during the Great Patriotic War. (directions for folds on site)]
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not a book but interesting article about soviet mail in WWII.
This is a triangular letter. During World War II, Russian soldiers folded their letters home in a way that required no envelope -it’s actually quite easy. And it was also easy for censors to open and read them before sending them on. Families back home were excited to see this shape arrive in the mail. Read about the letters and the men who wrote them at Poemas del río Wang.
The standard form of Soviet war correspondence during WWII were letters folded into a triangular shape. " The soldiers' genius has thus created, right in the first months of the war, the format that was a letter and its own envelope in one."
A girl awaiting the evacuation bus with her family. Hayward, California, 1942. Dorothea Lange
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File:Hayward, California. A young member of an evacuee family awaiting evacuation bus. Evacuees of Jap . . . - NARA - 537509.tif
Dressed in her best clothes, Mae Yanagi, 7, waits with her pregnant mother, Kinuye Yanagi, right, to be bused to the Tanforan Assembly Center. The Yanagi family spent several months in a horse stall at Tanforan before being sent to the Topaz Internment Camp in the Utah desert. Her father Satsuo, an immigrant from Japan, started a successful nursery in Hayward, but lost it while they were interned and started over as a gardener. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
A girl awaiting the evacuation bus with her family. Hayward, California, 1942~Photo by Dorothea Lange~♛
101st Airborne Division jumps near Eindhoven, Holland, September 17, 1944. Elements of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment are in the foreground.
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September 17, 1944 – World War II- Allied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands in Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany during WWII. It was the largest airborne operation up to that time. Today in history, Operation Market Garden continues, the British 30th Corps reaches the troops of the US 101st Airborne Division at Eindhoven and Veghel. There is increasing resistance from German forces. To the north, the US 82nd and British 1st Airborne Divisions continue to resist.
1st Allied Airborne Army paratroopers landing near Arnhem during Operation Market Garden in September 1944.
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Segregated Water Fountains (1950). Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photos. [Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina]
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This photo represents discrimination and segregation.You can see that whites and Blacks were segregated even at the public fountains. By segregating black people I believe that one is discriminating against them as well.
Segregated Water Fountains  Photographer: Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photos Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt. #waterfountain #segregation #eilliotterwitt
Viewing 6 of 12 Segregated Water Fountains by Elliott Erwitt This photograph was taken by Elliot Erwitt in 1950 in North Carolina, USA, and...
'Miles just called and said he wants this album to be titled: "BITCHES BREW". Please advise.'
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"Miles just called and said he wants this album to be titled: 'BITCHES BREW' Please advise." #awesome CBS Memo Nov 14, 1969 #MilesDavis
Overlooking Hill Street, Los Angeles 1940. Ansel Adams. Shot by Adams while on assignment for Fortune Magazine in 1940.
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Ansel Adams Street Photos From The 1940s
Looking South on Hill Street Los Angeles 1940s by Ansel Adams
Bunker Hill in Kodachrome. Photographed by George Mann in the 60's. While I generally prefer the drama of b photos, it's color photos like this that best bring home just what LA lost when it tore down the Victorians in the name of urban renewal ...
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BH113 4th Street and Bunker Hill Avenue, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles - Late 1950s. This copyrighted photograph was taken by George Mann of the comedy dance team, Barto & Mann.jpg
S. Bunker Hill Ave. at 4th St.- $40 photographs from the Bunker Hill portfolio by George Mann
4th St and Bunker Hill Photographer: George Mann
Robert Adams, "Edge of San Timoteo Canyon, Redlands, California" (1982; printed 1992) | photograph | gelatin silver print Source: www.sfmoma.org/...
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Robert Adams, "Edge of San Timoteo Canyon, Redlands, California" (1982; printed 1992) | photograph | gelatin silver print Source: www.sfmoma.org/... San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Chocolate Shoppe, LA Historic Cultural Monument #137, features tile murals by Ernest Batchelder (Photo by Floyd B. Bariscale, via Flickr)
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Hidden 1914 Soda Shop being restored. Chocolate Shoppe, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
SWEET! Hidden 1914 DTLA Soda Shop Being Restored: LAist
Cutting ice; Kissena Lake in Queens, ca. 1860-1900. From the NYC Municipal Archives, via 'In Focus', The Atlantic.
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ICE CUTTER: Men cut ice from Kissena Lake in Queens, ca. 1860-1900. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)
New York City: Men cut ice to be used in old time refrigerators from Kissena Lake in Queens, ca. 1860-1900. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)
NYC Grand Central Station ca.1935-1941. From the NYC Municipal Archives, via 'In Focus', The Atlantic.
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NYC Grand Central Terminal, 1929 — The light doesn’t stream in like this anymore because the buildings around the station are too tall. #nature #photography #views #places #vintage #retro #1929 #NYC #grand #central #terminal #people #train #station
New Photography /Historic black and white photos of New York City. The light doesn't shine like that anymore because the buildings around it are too tall
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL! Photo: Hal Morey, ca. 1930, Grand Central Station --- More pictures here: http://burnedshoes.tumblr.com/post/42030774792/grandcentralterminal100 --- #gct #gct100 #grandcentral #grandcentralterminal #grandcentralstation #newyork #nyc #bwphotography #history #architecture
Abraham Lincoln [redwood], Calaveras Co. / Yosemite Natl Park. ca. 1870. Watkins
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Abraham Lincoln, diam. 18 feet, 320 ft. high, Calaveras Co. ca. 1870 1870. Visit NYPL's Stereogranimator http://stereo.nypl.org to create your own stereographs.
Free at last. [MLK, Jr. delivering the 'I have a dream' speech on the Lincoln Memorial. March on Washington DC. 1963. MAGNUM/Bob Adelman]
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In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. From the archive, here's a Bob Adelman image of MLK at the climax of his historic address. Photo © Bob Adelman/Magnum Photos
"It's untenable to have a world where young people can't easily hear and watch Dr. King's message of racial justice because it is censored by broken copyright laws,"
Portrait of Jane Addams sitting in an automobile in Chicago, Illinois. Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago, had traveled to the Netherlands for an international women’s peace conference and throughout Europe to discuss peace issues with world leaders and then gave a lecture at the Auditorium Building on her findings, 1915. DN-0064813.
Portrait of Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House, sitting in an automobile in Chicago, Illinois. 1915
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Portrait of Jane Addams sitting in an automobile in Chicago, Illinois. Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago, had traveled to the Netherlands for an international women’s peace conference and throughout Europe to discuss peace issues with world leaders and then gave a lecture at the Auditorium Building on her findings, 1915. DN-0064813. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News. #chicago #women #history #janeaddams #hullhouse
Apollo 11 parade, NYC. Aug. 13, 1969. [Photo: Jack Manning/NY Times]
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Jack Manning - The New York Times - 13 août 1969 - Apollo 11 Parade
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The Lively Morgue - New York Times Launches Historic Photography Tumblr. Aug. 13, 1969: Published the day after the three Apollo 11 astronauts paraded through New York Follow: http://livelymorgue.tumblr.com/
The New York Times photo "morgue" - lots of sweet vintage photo journalism
[Head of the Statue of Liberty on display in a park in Paris.] (1883)
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The Statue of Liberty Under Construction #USA
This is really quite remarkable and quite literally amazing! Head of the Statue of Liberty on display in a park in Paris... by New York Public Library, from http://lifeasdaddy.typepad.com/lifeasdaddy/2008/12/index.html#
Head of the Statue of Liberty on display in a park in Paris. 1883. Love history.
Kitty Marion (1871-1944). As a suffragette Kitty threw stones through a post office window in Newcastle; participated in house burnings in Liverpool and Manchester; and broke windows and set off fire alarms on several other occasions. Over a span of five years, she was arrested seven times. Joining other suffragettes in prison hunger strikes, Kitty was forcibly fed—she claimed—232 times. Kitty was deported to the USA in 1914, where she continued her activism, this time advocating birth control.
Suffragette Surveillance, 1913. ‘In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes. The pictures were compiled into ID sheets for officers on the ground.’ [Not all of the women were willing subjects, and at least one of the women was restrained by a guard; via How to be a Retronaut]
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Suffragette Surveillance, 1913 - In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives compiled an album of suffragettes into I.D. sheets for police officers to refer to during arrests!
3 - Kitty Marion (Katherina Maria Schafer) Suffragette Surveillance, 1913 - Retronaut
Kitty Marion was a music hall star and militant suffragette. She endured 242 force-feedings to Davidson’s 49, multiple imprisonments – and subsequent releases under the Cat and Mouse Act – and was responsible for a host of arson attacks, including the destruction of the MP Arthur Du Cros’s St Leonard’s home (which British Pathé has some great footage of ), window breaking, and the laying of a pipe bomb that destroyed Alexandra Park’s cactus house in Manchester in November, 1913.
Kitty Marion (Katherina Maria Schafer) Sufferagette under surveillance by Scotland Yard, 1913
1961 mississippi freedom riders
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Freedom Riders of Civil Rights Movement.
mugshots of a few of the many mississippi freedom riders. what brave young women who stood up for what is right.
Mug shots of civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961-sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, via Tomboy Style.
The Freedom Rides of 1961. Mug shots of some of the many volunteer civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961 sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders.
mug shots of some of the women on the freedom rides in the South in 1961
From Morgan Library & Museum Exhibit: ‘Faces of War - devastated France 1917-24’