Bolshevik Poster (1920)

This is a poster from 1920 depicting Vladimir Lenin sweeping the capitalists, monarchists, and clergy off the globe. The Russian Revolution was attempting to depose the established order  that had oppressed society. Lenin desired to see world revolution and communism spread across the world. This poster although propaganda was designed to inspire the Russian public […]

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World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)

These are postcards produced in the German Empire during World War I. They depict the emperors of the Central Powers who were in conflict with the Allies which included the British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire.  Kaiser Wilhelm was the German emperor who allied with Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Ottoman empire […]

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Nubian Archer Models

These are painted wood models of Nubian archers. They are from the 11th dynasty (2134-1991 B.C.E) found in the tomb of Mesehty  who served as the governor of Asyut. During times of disorder and various forms of insurrection there were mass recruitment efforts. The Nubians were called upon to serve, because of their battle prowess. […]

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Ethiopian Christian Manuscript

This manuscript is a Christian book dating back to the existence of Aksum.The artifact currently is on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon.  The Aksumite Empire was located in what is now modern day Ethiopia. The fascinating part about this African empire was that it was one of the first […]

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