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The Jewish Ghetto and Photonostalgia: Roman Vishniac’s Vanished World

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 19th of August 1897, one of the world’s most remarkable microbiologists and naturalist photographers, Roman Vishniac was born in Pavlovsk,…

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five summers worse than 2014: An answer to The Daily Beast.

I read a lot of news/politics sites, and one of them, although I don’t agree with it a lot of the time, is The Daily Beast. A few days ago … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Estelle Landers-Lang and Sherron Lang

Originally posted on Whereabouts Still Unknown:
This entry is a bit different from my usual entries. In light of the ridiculous number of unidentified people who seemingly do not match…

August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bikini Atoll: the sad, outrageous nuclear semi-wasteland of the Pacific.

Smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there is a very beautiful but very sad place called Bikini Atoll. A ring of coral reefs and small sandy islands … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Donald Duck and Wartime Propaganda

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 9th of June 1934, Donald Duck debuted in Disney’s The Wise Little Hen, which was part of the Silly…

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 37: Kennedy’s coconut from the PT-109 incident.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but this paperweight is actually a hardened, almost petrified coconut with a message scratched into its surface. The message reads “NAURO ISL…COMMANDER…NATIVE KNOWS … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

42 Historical Objects, No. 36: Wooden “Mein Kampf” cover.

The frightening emblem on the cover of this wooden box should be recognizable to anyone with even a passing interest in history. The SS or Schutzstaffel was one of the most … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Oh, Ashley!: The mysterious fate of BOAC Flight 777.

Seventy-one years ago today, on June 1, 1943, a DC-3 traveling under the designation BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) flight 777 was shot down by eight German fighters over the Bay … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Winds of Change, New York City 1945-46

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(New York City. Sometimes referred to as the Wonder City or the City of Tomorrow.) Every year millions of migrating…

May 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Heart of Darkness’ in ‘Citizen Kane’

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 1st of May 1941, the American drama film Citizen Kane, had its premiere in New York City. The film…

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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