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30th May '17 0 1120

The Making Of A GI: One Man's Journey From Working Stiff To Man Of War (1942)

In 1942, George Camblair of Washington, D.C. was moulded from a man about town into a man in the military.

26th May '17 0 1118

Behind Painted Smiles: Depression Era Billboards

Behind the painted smiles on the ubiquitous billboards erected by The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to advertise the American dream, reality bit hard. I

23rd May '17 0 1430

Brutal Soviet Antireligious Propaganda

The Soviet Union aimed to eliminate religion. In the 1920s and 1930s, Soviets attacked every religion among its diverse and wide-ranging peoples.

16th April '17 2 2875

Teenage Kicks: Joseph Szabo's Portraits Of Youth On The Edge

Joseph Szabo photographs of his art and photography students at Malverne High School on Long Island capture the thrill and anxiety of the teenage years

31st March '17 4 847

Richard Nixon In Disneyland (1955)

In 1955 Vice President Richard M. Nixon rode into Disneyland and took a ride on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 2.

29th August '16 2 1163

An A B C For Baby Patriots (1899): English Imperial Glory For Beginners

C is for Colonies. Rightly we boast, That of all the great nations, Great Britain has most

3rd August '16 0 2402

How To Spot A Jap: A US Army Guide (1942)

In 1942, the U.S. Government Printing Office produced 'HOW TO SPOT A JAP'...

5th April '16 0 3040

The London Skyline 1616 v 2016: Visscher's Engraving Updated And Interactive

15th March '16 0 2466

Fantastic Photographs Of North American Indians In Ceremonial Masks (1905-1915)

Edward Curtis' epic portraits of North American indians are a joy. And so too are his pictures of North America's indigenous peoples dressed in ceremonial masks.

26th February '16 0 2401

Johnny Cash: I Was Almost Killed By A Rare Tennessee Ostrich In 1981

In 1981, Johnny Cash was very nearly mutilated by an ostrich at his House of Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee...