It’s a Google Streetmap of history: How our famous landmarks looked up to 170 years ago By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 07:19 GMT, 7 November 2011 A website has taken the notion of the 'Now and Then' photo to another level with their 'Google Streetmap of history' which allows people to see what a British street looked like 10, 20 or even 100 years ago. Like a photographic trip down memory lane, the phone app allows users to 'pin' photos to places on the map meaning you can see how the world has changed since the photo was taken, and read the stories behind the area. A vibrant Cambridge Market in the 1900's and today with several marquees in place It means people can see how the likes of London's Oxford Street and Wembley stadium, Cambridge city centre, or even Brighton pier, have developed over the past 170 years - just as it would appear on Google Streetmap. Historypin was founded by Oxford graduate and former teacher Nick Stanhope, CEO of London-based 'We Are What We Do', a non-profit company created in 2010. 'Everyone has history to share.
The Collection Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 The Library of Congress From Several Divisions of the Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Subject Index | Title Index Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. Special Presentations Introduction to Prosperity and Thrift American Memory | Search All Collections | Collection Finder | Teachers
Prokudin-Gorskii Collection - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. The online collection presents Prokudin-Gorskii's vision and legacy in several image formats: Glass negatives: 1,902 b&w triple-frame images made with color separation filters Sepia-tone prints: 705 photos for which no glass negatives exist (reproduced from Prokudin-Gorskii's albums) Album pages showing all 2,433 sepia-tone prints and captions Modern color composites: 1,902 digital images made from the glass negatives in 2004 Modern color renderings: 122 digital files made from the glass negatives in 2000-2001.
Archiving Early America: Primary Source Material from 18th Century America The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps Antique Maps, Old maps, Vintage Maps, Antique Atlases, Old Atlases - StumbleUpon History of the American Indian Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct Native American tribes and ethnic groups, many of which survive as intact political communities. The terms used to refer to Native Americans have been controversial. Since the end of the 15th century, the migration of Europeans to the Americas, and their importation of Africans as slaves, has led to centuries of conflict and adjustment between Old and New World societies. The differences in cultures between the established Native Americans and immigrant Europeans, as well as shifting alliances among different nations of each culture through the centuries, caused extensive political tension, ethnic violence and social disruption. The first European Americans to encounter the western interior tribes were generally fur traders and trappers. History Pre-Columbian
A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors Around 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patternsThe Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 00:41 GMT, 10 March 2014 | Updated: 07:36 GMT, 10 March 2014 Almost one million Britons alive today are of Viking descent, which means one in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants of the Vikings. Around 930,000 descendents of warrior race exist today - despite the Norse warriors’ British rule ending more than 900 years ago. A genetic study carried out by BritainsDNA compared the Y chromosome markers - DNA inherited from father to son - of more than 3,500 men to six DNA patterns that are rarely found outside of Scandinavia and are associated with the Norse Vikings. Scroll down for video Amateur Vikings process around their longboat during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.
American Treasures of the Library of Congress The American Treasures Gallery closed in August 2007. The online exhibition will remain a permanent fixture of the Library’s Website. Of the more than 130 million items in the Library of Congress, which are considered “treasures”? But what about Jelly Roll Morton’s early compositions? Thomas Jefferson, whose personal library became the core of the Library of Congress, arranged his books into three types of knowledge, corresponding to Francis Bacon’s three faculties of the mind: Memory (History), Reason (Philosophy), and Imagination (Fine Arts). Although the Library organizes its immense collections according to a system created at the end of the1800s, the treasures in this exhibition have been placed in the same categories that Jefferson would have used, had he been deciding where to put Alexander Graham Bell’s lab notebook or George Gershwin’s full orchestral score for Porgy and Bess.
Caricature Map of Europe 1914 The Clanker Powers: Germany is a massive military machine with weapons aimed outwards to all surrounding countries. It points threateningly at Britain, not so much as a sign of direct aggression, but more as an indicator that it was now Germany’s turn to start a grand global Empire to challenge the world’s current one. Austria Hungary is an aggressive armoured giant, teetering on shoddy foundations. The Ottoman empire is a teetering automaton, collapsing under the weight of a paranoid and ungainly spying network that gazes at Europe through many lenses and spy glasses. The Swiss watch ticks away the time, comfortable to wait it all out. The Darwinist Powers: Britain is an militaristic lion with a Roman Imperial italic-type helmet. France’s elephant beast (wearing the French kepi they started the war with before adapting their firefighter helmets) is influenced by the Elephantine Collossus built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris (later it ended up going to the Moulin Rouge.)
the Centennia Historical Atlas -- Europe and the Middle East 1000AD to the Present, software for Windows and Mac OSX Lower price starting May 15, 2013: A single-user license is now priced at $59.00 with discounts for more licenses. Recent Additions and Changes:Single-user access code: lower priceNew Windows edition (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP compatible)Macintosh OSX edition (Leopard, Snow Leopard compatible)Added review by Prof. Charles IngraoEU focus (for example, see the EU in 2008)Color schemesRead about the creator of CentenniaCentennia Software's home port is now Conanicut Island USA CENTENNIA is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. From Kevin Kelly's review of Centennia which was published in the Whole Earth Catalog: "As a kid I dreamed of maps that would move; I got what I wanted in Centennia. Kevin Kelly is editor-at-large and co-founder of "Wired" magazine and an all-around prophet of the digital age. Individual home users also purchase the Centennia Historical Atlas.
Check that President Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was killed is discovered in bank vault By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 02:53 GMT, 15 January 2012 A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. The Lincoln check had been made out to 'self' for $800. The check written by President Abraham Lincoln to himself from the First National Bank for $800 one day before he was assassinated The checks had been stored in a vault since at least 1983, when Huntington took over another bank, the Associated Press reports. An employee had begun looking through old boxes last year, which led to the discovery of the checks. A Union Commerce president had developed the check collection, Huntington spokeswoman Maureen Brown told The Associated Press.