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Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster,...
My Daguerreotype Boyfriend
21-year-old Theodore Roosevelt, one of many of young Roosevelt we have at MDB. Here we have him with bushier mutton chops. Here we have him not wearing a shirt. Enjoy. Submitted by Alaina
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe in his coffin -- On Oct.3, 1849 Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Washington College Hospital, where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849, at 5:00 in the morning. The newspapers reported he died from "congestion of the brain", a euphemism for a disreputable cause such as alcoholism. The actual cause of death remains a mystery.
19th Century images capture brave interracial couples
These striking black and white images capture interracial couples in the US in the late 1800s and early 1900s, at a time when such relationships were taboo and - in some cases - illegal.
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Het vinden van een zingeving in je leven is jouw verantwoordelijkheid. Vandaar dat eerst geestelijk voor mezelf zorgen absoluut nodig is. Zonder het waarom kan je leven niet werken. We zijn echter verbonden met anderen en klaar weten welke service jij kunt leveren is een noodzaak om van het leven te houden.
Does anybody care about time?
Here's part two of the video essay on clocks in NYC. I'm lazying on the beach right about now (except, of course, if it's raining. Hopefully nothing earth shattering has happened.) It's a good time to review my entry on beach cooking here. If you're not so inclined, here's a semi rerun of Today in History: August 21, 1912 - Arthur R. Eldred was the first person to have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in the Boy Scouts of America. There is no record of how long it took him to…
12 Rare Vintage Photos of Female Samurai Warriors Posing With Their Katana Swords in the 19th Century
With their husbands in combat almost continuously, 16th century samurai women provided for the defense of their homes and children. Their wa...