Universal Studios dominated horror films in the 1930s. They would not have been able to do this without the talented actors such as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Films such as Frankenstein and Dracula scared and amused audiences. These films became enshrined in popular culture so much so adults and children dress up as these […]Read more "Rivals:Horror Movie Stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff Documentary (1995)"
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)"
This is an American civil defense film produced during the Cold War. Shown in US public school classrooms it was a way to educate the public about what to do if there was a nuclear attack.This era was filled with propaganda about the Soviet Union and paranoia about nuclear annihilation. The United States and the […]Read more "Duck and Cover (1951)"
Phillip K. Dick science fiction writer and author explains in this interview about the differences in literary expression in both France and America. Dick was the author of Man in The High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , which would later on be adapted to television and films. Dick criticizes American desire for […]Read more "Phillip K. Dick Interview in France (1977)"
Before Title IX and the modern Olympics women participated in sports. Women being athletes is not a recent phenomenon; there is a history dating back as far as ancient civilization. There were times in which women were prohibited from competition and in response formed games of their own. Normally, the historiography of sport focused on […]Read more "A General Introduction to The History of Women in Sports"
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)"