This is the first edition of the Gothic horror novel that would later become a major part of popular culture. Bram Stoker the Irish novelist never lived to see his creations become a financial success. Writing was never a profession that led to immense profits or economic security. Dracula has spawned numerous films and vampire related […]Read more "The First Edition of Dracula (1897)"
This is a 1986 commercial for Ghostbusters toys. The film was so popular that a cartoon series was made and produce a toy line from the Kenner toy company. Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1946 and was absorbed into Hasbro in the year 2000. Between those years it produced a number of […]Read more "Kenner’s Ghostbusters Toy Commercial (1986)"
This is a painting by Hans Baldung-Grien during Renaissance era Europe. Bauldung-Grien was known for his paintings, woodcuts, and designs for stained glass. He also was a skilled illustrator for books and printed materials. The painting known as The Three Ages of Women and Death was produce in 1539 and was part of a larger […]Read more "The Three Ages of Women and Death (1539)"
Henry Kissinger political scientist, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant explains why US Military had to be reorganized. All out war with the Soviet Union would be perilous. Kissinger was against a policy of all out retaliation. Nuclear deterrence stopped in some respects the two superpowers from going to full scale total war. Yet, this did not […]Read more "Henry Kissinger on The Soviet Union, US Military, and Nuclear Deterrence (1958)"
This is a statue of the king of Lagash. Gudea was a Mesopotamian king who ruled from the period of 2150 B.C.E to 2125 B.C.E during a period when local rulers had more power. The fall of the Akkadian Empire created a power void, which allowed city-states to govern themselves in southern Mesopotamia. The statue […]Read more "The Statue of Gudea (2090 B.C.E)"
This Spanish newsreel shows Gamal Abdel Nasser meeting with Francisco Franco. This was reported in 1960 when Nasser was en route to the United Nations. The Spanish dictator was unwilling to give up Spain’s colonial possessions. Nasser on the other hand was dedicated to anti-colonial politics. However, Spain was not able to retain Morocco. He […]Read more "Nasser Visits Franco in Madrid (1960)"
This is a statue portrait of the prominent senator of consular rank under Emperor Constantine. The date for the work is estimated to be from the years 326 to 333 C.E. and was a demonstration of the style popular at the time. The work stands at a height of 21 cm ( 8 1/4 inches). […]Read more "Portrait of Dogmatius ( 326-333 C.E.)"