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24th March '17 0 1617

The Artist Who Unlocked King Tutankhamun's Tomb And Revealed A London Underground Of Wonders (1928)

Douglas MacPherson's wonderful cut-away for the London Underground.

22nd March '17 0 328

Félix Fénéon's Short Stories In Three Lines: Masterful Early 20th Century Tweets

Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) understood the power of a 'tweet' in early 20th-century France. Between May and November 1906, Fénéon's three-line reports appeared in Paris newspaper Le Matin.

21st March '17 1 535

The Queenslander: Superb Illustrated Covers

20th March '17 4 8566

The Krystal Counter Code: A 1954 Fast Food Server Guide

In 1954, Krystal Company presented a breezy educational film detailing how staff at its Krystal restaurants should behave and dress.

16th March '17 0 501

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Mind-Expanding Depictions of Black Life In 1900

In 1900 civil rights activist, author and intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois (William Edward Burghardt; 1868-1963) presented a series of 58 hand-drawn infographics for The Exhibit of American Negroes

15th March '17 0 706

Friedrich Nietzsche's Strange Writing Ball

14th March '17 3 1493

Steve's Snapshots From The 1979 Reading Festival

"These snaps have suffered a bit with age, so I suppose it's a good job I scanned them in before they fade away entirely," says Steve Vaughan of these pictures of his trip to the 19th Reading Festival (August 24-26th 1979).

14th March '17 1 614

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 0 625

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 6155

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."