Tag Archives: History

The Comic Valentine of mid-Victorian England

There was a time when Valentine’s cards were much more fun: they had humour and caricatures.It wasn’t like today, that we just find those super sweet cards, full of nauseating cheesiness with enough sugar to attract a whole beehive. The … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride

For many time trains were symbol of modernity: the trains changed the world, made the distances smaller, they turned into reality several impossible dreams. And after them the tramways (called bondes in Brazil), had a huge importance in the cities … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Renaissance

Illuminating the Renaissance The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe. Featuring more than 130 works of art, this exhibition focuses on the finest and most ambitiously illuminated books produced in Flanders (parts of present day Belgium and France) between … Continue reading

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A Flowering of Affection

Valentine’s day is coming, so it’s better I start posting something about it. And I found something nice about it: A Flowering of Affection: A Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library. A selection of nineteenth century Valentine cards, from … Continue reading

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Russia and Eastern Europe in Rare Photographs

From the collection of the New York Public Library, Russia and Eastern Europe in Rare Photographs, 1860- 1945. A huge collection with thousands of images, photos and political cartoons, in more than 150 albums. Many were originally part of Romanov … Continue reading

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America in Caricature 1765 – 1865

Political Cartoons of the Lilly Library: America in Caricature 1765 – 1865. The caricatures depict times of turbulence in American history and range in date from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 and to the presidential elections of … Continue reading

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American Social Hygiene Posters

The fabulous collection of American Social Hygiene Posters (ca. 1910-1970) from the University of Minnesota has everything girls and boys need to know for a healthy sexual life (or maybe not): The social hygiene movement of the early twentieth century … Continue reading

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SparkMuseum

SparkMuseum displays the collection of vintage radio and scientific apparatus of John Jenkins. Early wireless, radio, scientific and other electrical items up to about 1920 (including books and other publications). His collection of 1910’s and 1920’s horn Loudspeakers is beautiful. … Continue reading

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Posters of Japanese Labor and Social Movement

OISR.ORG Poster Exhibition: Images of Japanese Labor and Social Movement in the Post-1945 Japan, is a great on-line exhibition by the Ohara Institute for Social Research. Hundreds of vintage posters of confederations, industry federations and enterprise unions, Mayday and youths, … Continue reading

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Marcos Vilariño

This made my day: Marcos Vilariño composed a brief panel of photography history through 11 recreations of historic pictures using LEGO. You will find the LEGO version of: the first photography taken by Nicéphore Niépce, the visual registry of life … Continue reading

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