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Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Haunting Photographs of Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast

Haunting Photographs of Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Through Ishiuchi Miyako’s lens, the things we leave behind are not merely totems of ourselves, but rather objects with lives of their own. An upcoming exhibit at Andrew Roth gallery presents “Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artifacts, ひろしま/Hiroshima 1945/2007—,” Ishiuchi's photos of objects in the archive of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
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Powerful Photographs Of Segregated America Discovered After Decades In A Box

Powerful Photographs Of Segregated America Discovered After Decades In A Box | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The prolific African American photographer Gordon Parks carved a special place for himself within Civil Rights Photography; rather than focusing his documentary lens on riotous and violent scenes, he shot color images of African American families...
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A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever.

A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever. | Cultural History | Scoop.it

A few years ago, Aaron Huey journeyed to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to photograph members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. The disarming stories of deceit, heartbreak, and violence he heard there changed his life forever. I know this is a long one, folks, but I guarantee you'll be hooked by his transformation at 4:38, the breathtaking mural at 6:03, and the devastating words of a 17-year-old at 10:36.

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Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients

Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, New Jersey, opened in 1876 and was once America's largest building, with more than 7,000 patients including folk singer Woody Guthrie.

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Original 1885 Chesapeake Lighthouse Photographs Mounted Albumen Prints

Original 1885 Chesapeake Lighthouse Photographs Mounted Albumen Prints | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Looking for some assistance in pricing and marketing a set of 9 mounted albumen prints of Chesapeake Bay lighthouses.

Prints are part of a series of photos taken by Major Jared A. Smith for the US Lighthouse Establishment in 1885. Research has shown that the USCG Historian's Dept has copies of some of these prints but for other locations the reference shows "Photo Unavailable".

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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare... | Cultural History | Scoop.it

"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:18 AM

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