It seems some toys have their roots in ancient civilization. Like children of today, playing with toys was a favorite past time in the ancient world. This artifact is part of the Berlin antiquities collection. The yo-yo is probably one of the oldest toys. It is believed early yo-yo toys were either made out of […]Read more "Boy Playing With a Terracotta Yo-Yo (440 B.C.E)"
This is a stamp produced in the Soviet Union honoring Nelson Mandela. Russia was involved in undermining white minority colonial rule in the South African region. The Ronald Reagan administration during this time chose a policy of constructive engagement. This was nothing more than being an apologist for the Apartheid regime. The ANC was a […]Read more "Nelson Mandela Stamp (1988)"
Mary Shelly ushered in modern science fiction with the publication of Frankenstein . The novel about Victor Frankenstein with his knowledge of science created a monster has captivated readers and has been adapted into films. This is the first edition released to the public . It should be noted that Shelly’s name does not appear on […]Read more "The First Edition of Frankenstein (1818)"
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 […]Read more "Bolshevik Poster (1920)"
These are the Lydenburg heads found in the Transvaal region in South Africa. They are terra-cotta works. Many artworks such as these have been found in the Southern African region and are artifacts from Bantu civilization dating from the fifth to eighth century. At this time Southern African civilization was rapidly transforming. The Khosian peoples […]Read more "The Lydenburg Heads (400s – 700s CE)"
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 […]Read more "World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)"
The drawing above shows Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in their first Warner Brothers Cartoon. Animation drawings are done first before being transferred to cells in which they will be inked and painted. Prior to computer technology animation was done all by hand. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Tex Avery cartoon “A […]Read more "Bugs Bunny Animation Drawings (1940)"