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charlottearthistory · a month ago
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‘germanic warrior with helmet’ - osmar schindler (1902)
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Do you ever think about how many of the items now considered priceless artifacts were once commonplace items? The coins we now marvel at from behind the glass at a museum were once tossed around, stepped on, and traded around. The pottery painstakingly pieced back together was somebody’s favorite wine jug. The decorative pin now rusted and bent once held together the shoulder of someone’s chiton. History is simply a trail of ordinary people going about their day, and I think there’s an odd sort of beauty in that.
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eli-zab3th · a month ago
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head not empty, head full of countless scenarios that will never happen
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historical-nonfiction · 17 days ago
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Terracotta Warriors fresh from the earth, before their colors deteriorate from the exposure. Photograph from a 1974 excavation
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i learned that in the 1936 Olympics two Japanese pole vaulters (Shuhei Nashida & Sueo Oe) tied for second. Declined to compete against each other, Nashida was awarded silver and Oe bronze. On return to Japan they had the medals cut in two & joined together to make two 'friendship medals' out of silver & bronze (x)
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yesterdaysprint · 11 days ago
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Daily Mirror, England, January 20, 1938
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one-time-i-dreamt · a month ago
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Tom Hiddleston is retiring from acting and he came to my university to lecture about Shakespeare. I jumped out of my window (I live on the fifth floor) to run to university to catch his lecture. There were zombies on the way so I Ramboed my way through them. I arrived to uni just as Tom revealed himself to be Loki and that he was also Shakespeare's real life muse.
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charlottearthistory · 13 days ago
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‘florinda’ (detail) - franz xaver winterhalter (1853)
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yesterdaysprint · 12 days ago
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Daily Mirror, England, January 5, 1938
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ladysansa · 25 days ago
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Halsey, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power // Agnés Sorel as Madonna Lactans by Jean Foquet
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sovietpostcards · a month ago
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Strawberry picking, photo by Yevgeny Shulepov (1978)
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without-ado · 2 days ago
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Peanuts' 1st African American Character:
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In America, after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the long-simmering problem of segregation and racial discrimination reached a boiling point.
One school teacher, Harriet Glickman, was so discouraged by what she saw in society, then she wrote to Schulz, urging him to introduce a black character into Peanuts. More
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Harriet Glickman believed that Schulz's comic strip could help shape American attitudes on race. The result of their correspondence was the character of Franklin, introduced to Peanuts fans in the summer of 1968.
Harriet Glickman recalled it later: "so much of Peanuts, I had taken Franklin for granted, but when we began the research for the 50th anniversary of his debut in the comic strip, I realized how much Sparky had to consider when he introduced a new character." More ll Charles M. Schulz Museum
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