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25th June '17 0 1539

George Orwell Explains Why He Had To Write 1984 In This 1944 Letter

In 1944 George Orwell wrote to Noel Willmett. The letter form the thinking behind the great cautionary tale of its age: 1984.

25th June '17 2 1704

A 1970 Dance Party In Snowridge, Alberta

21st June '17 1 864

Valerie and Colin's Wedding Reception - Southampton, 1972

In 1972, Wedding of Colin R Vokes and Valerie G Cousens married at Southampton's Church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury.

20th June '17 1 659

The City (1925): A Timeless Novel In Woodcuts

All life is out there in Frans Masereel's unnamed European city.

19th June '17 0 4073

Retro Rockabilly Gangs Of 1980s France

It's Normandy, France, 1982. Gil Rigoulet is taking intimate, fly-on-the-wall photographs of youths reigniting louche Rockabilly style.

15th June '17 0 743

Joseph Brodsky Delivers His Essential 6 Rules For Living Well: Ann Arbor December 18, 1988

On December 18, 1988, Nobel Prize for Literature winner Joseph Brodsky (May 24, 1940–January 28, 1996) addressed the graduating class at the University of Michigan. It's a great speech.

14th June '17 1 1143

Soviet Citizens See The Future: Photos From The 1959 Kitchen Debate

In 1959, US Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet supremo Nikita S. Khrushchev debated whose goods were better, if objects made under capitalism were inferior to those made under communism and vice-versa.

13th June '17 1 1447

Free Ambient Music From Blade Runner, Alien, Star Wars And Doctor Who To Aid Relaxation, Creativity And Deep Sleep

Thanks to YouTuber "Cheesy Nirvosa" you can chill out with the sound of "longform space and scifi ambience" - aka ambient geek sleep aids.

12th June '17 4 6170

Wonderful Futuristic Visions of Germany By Artists In 1930

These visions of the future are part of collector's album issued in 1930 by Echte Wagner, a German margarine company.

10th June '17 1 1254

Every Page A Wonder: A Sublime Victorian Scrapbook

I love scrapbooks. In my opinion, they are often a strangely beautiful combination of dada, kitsch, soul and in this case, a mild form of hypomania.