Cine Art Productions produced a film of Chinese cities in 1935. The film shows Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, and, Macao. The film shows the streets and people of these cities and daily life. Temples and gambling dens are present, along with merchants using boats for trade to towns. China at the time was struggling. A […]Read more "Cine Art Productions : “Bits of China” (1935)"
One hundred years had passed since the Emancipation Proclamation and there was little progress in terms of African American liberation. The March on Washington in 1963 was a demand for civil rights, equal employment, and an end to racial segregation. John Lewis gave a speech addressing the hardships caused by racism in American society. Lewis […]Read more "John Lewis Speech At The March on Washington (1963)"
Mel Blanc (1908- 1989) provided the voices of various Warner Brothers cartoon characters for decades. Blanc’s characters included Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian, Pepe Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester the cat, Tweety bird, and a majority Looney Tunes characters. Besides those characters he provided the voice of […]Read more "Mel Blanc Interview (1979)"
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference went on a fact finding mission to Lebanon. The PLO had based themselves their continuing their struggle against Israel. What the SCLC was doing was attempting to do was have broker a peaceful resolution to Israeli- Palestinian conflict. The picture shows C.T. Vivian longtime civil and human rights activist consulting […]Read more "C.T. Vivian Consults With Yasser Arafat (1979)"
Abdurlrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori was an emir of Futa Jallon. This kingdom was located in what is now modern Guinea.His father expanded the Islamic confederation becoming Almami ( the title of West African Muslim kings ) and making Timbo the capital. This engraving of Abdurlrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori was produced in 1828. It was the […]Read more "Emir Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori Engraving (1828)"
The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy was published in 1687. Written by Issac Newton, the text was an exploration into physics through mathematical proofs. The book was written in Latin, the language used by scholars in Europe at the time for scientific works. Latin also was utilized for scientific nomenclature. The Mathematical Principles of Natural […]Read more "Philosophiae Naturalis Principa Mathematica Title Page (1687)"
When Americans came to Vietnam, they brought their racism and prejudice with them. Although the military was integrated at the time, racial tensions were still prevalent. African Americans did military service for a country that did not even provide the most basic rights. The soldiers seen in the photograph are holding the flag of the […]Read more "American Soldiers Waving The Confederate Flag in Vietnam (1960s)"
During Vladmir Putin’s first term in office he worked to strengthen Russian influence in the central Asian states. Here in this photograph shows President Putin shaking hands with Uzbek president Islam Karimov. Over his suit is traditional Uzbek clothing .Uzbekistan became important to Russia not only because it was formerly part of the Soviet Union, […]Read more "Vladimir Putin and Islam Karimov (2000s)"
The postcard titled ” Advice To Engaged Girls” mocks women active in the Indian club exercise fad in the early 1900s. The physical culture movement emerged in the US, UK, and Germany during the 19th century which emphasized the importance of exercise for health. This continued into the 20th century and can be the foundation […]Read more "Woman Using Indian Clubs Postcard (1910)"
This is the frontispiece as it appeared in the first edition of The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Oulaudah Equiano in 1789. Daniel Orme produced the art presented in the book. He was an abolitionist and author active in The Sons of Africa. Equiano’s autobiography discusses his life under enslavement. Readers were exposed to […]Read more "Frontispiece of The Autobiography of Olaudah Equiano (1789)"