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14th March '17 1 586

Mug Shots of San Francisco Boxers In the Early 20th Century

Princeton University's album of 1100 portraits of boxers from the San Francisco area in the early 20th century is terrific.

14th March '17 0 603

When Charlie Chaplin Roll Danced For Winston Churchill (1931)

I came across this story of a visit by Charlie Chaplin to Chartwell to see Winston Churchill in 1931.

13th March '17 3 6103

Thor Seeks The Meaning Of Life In A Creamsicle: A Wonderful Marvel Comic Panel From 1987

Thor's internal monologue is sublime: "I have feasted on the nectars of wild fruit in the land of the Norns.I have dined in the exalted halls of the godly realms. This day I am offered a Creamsicle."

11th March '17 4 844

Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy (1851)

These are wood engravings with hand highlighting from a work created by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City.

9th March '17 4 1209

Homosexuality: Legitimate Alternate DEATHSTYLE (1986)

Extracts from a 1986 208-page report on gay lifestyle and related concerns by Dick Hafer, aka 'the comics commando'...

7th March '17 0 987

Maryland's Glen Echo Amusement Park On A Sunny Day In 1943

On a sunny July 1943 day, Esther Bubley, of the Office of War Information, took a trip to Maryland's Glen Echo Amusement Park.

7th March '17 0 1559

Coal Mining Promised Sex, Skiing And A Job for Life In This 1975 Film

In 1975, Britain's Coal Board launched a recruitment drive with the slogan 'People will always need coal'.

5th March '17 1 437

36 Highlights From The 'Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library'

Highlights from the Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library, a no-longer-functioning Lawrence-based collective, are many

2nd March '17 0 632

Watch All Of Mike Leigh’s Five-Minute Films (1975)

"I thought it was a cracking idea, and I would have done forty of them or fifty – so you’d see them all the time..."

1st March '17 0 1002

Prisoners' Drawings From Japanese Camps in The Occupied Dutch East Indies (1942-1945)

Visual records of the camps nearly always deal with events after the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945. But we able to glimpse life inside the Japanese camps through the prisoners' drawings.