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The Bitter Years is the last exhibition famous photographer Edward Steichen curated as the Director of the Photography Department of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. It is a testimony to documentary photography, featuring over 200 images from one of the largest collective projects in the history of photography: the documentation of rural America during the Great Depression by the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
Contrary to popular belief, the sailors of Columbus's day did not think they would sail right off the edge of the earth. They were, however, apprehensive about what they would find in their travels. Mistakes about marine life have ranged from inaccurate assumptions about the behavior of known species to fanciful depictions of animals that "might" exist.
Contrary to popular belief, the sailors of Columbus's day did not think they would sail right off the edge of the earth. They were, however, apprehensive about what they would find in their travels. Mistakes about marine life have ranged from inaccurate assumptions about the behavior of known species to fanciful depictions of animals that "might" exist. Year: 1570 Scientist/artist: Abraham Ortelius Originally published in: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Now appears in: Monsters of the Sea by Richard Ellis This excerpt of a map of Iceland by a Flemish cartographer shows sea monsters that many believed inhabited the surrounding waters.
Francesco D'Andria A digital illustration shows the ancient Plutonium, celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology. By Rossella Lorenzi Discovery News A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced. Known as Pluto's Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition. Historic sources located the site in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, and described the opening as filled with lethal mephitic vapors.
Abandoned automobiles and other debris clutter an acid-water and oil-filled five-acre pond. By Bruce McAllister, near Ogden, Utah, April 1974.
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There is an ungainly German word, Vergangenheitsbewältigung, that has no equivalent in the English language. It means "coming to terms with past," and it was coined to refer to the efforts of German intellectuals, journalists, and even some politicians who, over the past half century, insisted that facing unpleasant truths about their country's history was both a moral and political necessity. As a result of these efforts, Vergangenheitsbewältigung has become part of the core political culture of contemporary Germany.
The movie " Epic time-lapse map of Europe " fast forwards a map from the year 1000 AD until 2003 to reveal the dynamic nature of Europe's borders, alliances, unions, territories, and occupied lands.
Link - article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Here’s another look at intriguing and sometimes bizarre maps here at Dark Roasted Blend.
Herrman, Wolfgang "Prinzipelles zur Säuberung der öffentlichen Bücherein," Börsenblatt für den deutschen Büchhandel 100 (5/16/1933): 356-358. [Principles for the Cleansing of Public Libraries]
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The broad facts of income inequality over the past six decades are easily summarized: The years from the end of World War II into the 1970s were ones of substantial economic growth and broadly shared prosperity.
Sometimes, history really does seem to repeat itself. After the US Civil War, for example, a wave of urban violence fuelled by ethnic and class resentment swept across the country, peaking in about 1870.
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