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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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The 1970s Political Activist who invented Penis Pants

The 1970s Political Activist who invented Penis Pants | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Introducing Eldridge Clever, Presidential candidate, writer, political activist, a prominent early leader of the Black Panthers, oh and inventor of the penis pa

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Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web | Cultural History | Scoop.it
"Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted."


Decades before social media, Sontag (b. Jan 16, 1933) wrote brilliantly about our "aesthetic consumerism" of images

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Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid

Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid | Cultural History | Scoop.it

This movie isn’t always as appreciated as it ought to be. People too often hear the name “Billy Wilder” and expect a ‘screwball comedy’ but completely miss the deeper, darker tones… Kiss Me, Stupid is one of those films. 


People may chuckle & hoot at the idea of Dean playing “Dino,” a caricature of the drinking, skirt-chasing Dean Martin persona, and the comedy of errors involving mistaken identities, but what they fail to see is black comedy teeth that takes a bite out of the music industry, marriage, and even sex...


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Boy with his dog …and gun. Circa 1920s.

Boy with his dog …and gun. Circa 1920s. | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Boy with his dog …and gun. Circa 1920s.
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Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret...

Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret... | Cultural History | Scoop.it
I've been collecting vintage cookbooks (and other ephemera) for decades. But it's not because I actually cook. Other than baking, I nearly hate cooking. Thankfully, my dear hubby is the cook in the...
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Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games

Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was born in 1939 as a marketing gimmick. This may surprise you, but the amazing thing is, Rudolph still draws 'em in. Rud
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Once Upon A Time In War

Once Upon A Time In War | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A young girl holds her doll while sitting on a busted beam in a debris ridden street the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing, 1940.
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Bath: The Great War in Costume

Bath: The Great War in Costume | Cultural History | Scoop.it

19 July - 31 August 2014


"The war is usually seen through military eyes.  However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do  – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it."


‘Fighting on the Home Front:  The Legacy of Women in WorldWar One’  by  Kate  Adie, (Hodder &  Stoughton)

 

World War I changed women’s life forever; in terms of status, class, position and what was acceptable for a woman to wear. Fashion changed with the innovation of women being required to do men’s work. The corset disappeared and trousers became a norm.



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Of Hard Hats In Hard Times

Of Hard Hats In Hard Times | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Normally, we see the pin-up version of women working in WWII. Like this image of dancers at London's Windmill Theatre practicing their routine while wearing gas masks and hard-hats with their costu...
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Women on the homefront in WWII

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101 Objects that Made America | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine

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Visual treats and archive wonders from Radio 3, the BBC's arts, culture and music station, established in 1946 (it was called the Third Programme back then)

Visual treats and archive wonders from Radio 3, the BBC's arts, culture and music station, established in 1946 (it was called the Third Programme back then) | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Before the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop existed, a small group of engineers and producers inside the BBC pioneered ‘synthetic music’ with the simplest of home-made electronic tools and analogue...
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Tweet from @HistoricalPics

Tweet from @HistoricalPics | Cultural History | Scoop.it
RT @HistoricalPics: Enjoying a Nazi pop. - Example of how Nazism infiltrated the entire German culture. http://t.co/XgduaqOirb
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Penthouse Interview: Pete Seeger, January, 1971

Penthouse Interview: Pete Seeger, January, 1971 | Cultural History | Scoop.it

“I would say every artist is, in effect, trying to figure how the human race can be saved from itself. So in those days when we sang for the union workers, and today when I go around and sing on a picket line, I’m not really being all that different. Artists who say ‘We’re only interested in art for art’s sake’ are fooling themselves, I think.”

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Virginia Woolf & Marguerite Duras consider photographs & recorded voices of the dead

Virginia Woolf & Marguerite Duras consider photographs & recorded voices of the dead | Cultural History | Scoop.it
VIRGINIA WOOLF Three Guineas, 1938 Photographs, of course, are not arguments addressed to the reason; they are simply statements of fact addressed to the eye. But in that very simplicity there may be some help.
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Especially poignant given the release of the Sandy Hook tapes. (The media should not have played those tapes.)

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Especially poignant given the release of the Sandy Hook tapes. (The media should not have played those tapes.)

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Especially poignant given the release of the Sandy Hook tapes. (The media should not have played those tapes.)

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The Mandrake Society

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St. Louis is replete with history when it comes to its queer community. In the months prior to the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village—widely hailed as one of the catalysts for the modern LGBT rights movement—the seeds were already being sewn for The Gateway City’s first LGBT rights organization, The Mandrake Society.


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Cemeteries

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                            In the Cemeteries folder there are 80 pictures. Here are a few:  
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Children going to school during the Dust Bowl years

Children going to school during the Dust Bowl years | Cultural History | Scoop.it
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“ children going to school during the drought that turned the mid-west into the ‘dust bowl’ during the 1930s
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A reminder to respect the environment.

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A reminder to respect the environment.

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In Lilli Vincenz’s papers, a trove of gay rights history

In Lilli Vincenz’s papers, a trove of gay rights history | Cultural History | Scoop.it

History is written by the victors, but also by the scrapbookers, the collectors, the keepers, the pack rats. By those who show up, at the beginnings of things and with the right technology. History sometimes comes in pieces. It needs to be reassembled. Pasted and coaxed. Sometimes the finished product still has holes.


In one corner of the climate-controlled manuscript division, on a series of otherwise empty shelves, sits Lilli Vincenz’s unprocessed collection. ...


Twelve boxes. Cream-colored. Heavy. Inside: meticulous fragments of the gay rights movement of the latter half of the 20th century. Political pamphlets, sociological surveys, photographs and obituaries. Diaries of a young woman who was nervous about going into her first gay bar but whose Arlington living room later became the default place for gay women to feel at home.

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Buffalo Soldier

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blackhistoryalbum: “ BUFFALO SOLDIER A studio portrait of an unidentified African American soldier posing with buffalo hide. ca. 1860-1880. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and...
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He's hot. ...Maybe it's my thing for cowboys.

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The Ohio Historical Society's Lithic Laboratory – An Experiment in Experimental Archaeology

The Ohio Historical Society's Lithic Laboratory – An Experiment in Experimental Archaeology | Cultural History | Scoop.it

In January of 1938, the Lithic Laboratory for the Eastern United States was founded at the Ohio Archaeology and Historical Society, now the Ohio Historical Society. An article in Museum Echoes, the Society's newsletter, of the same month proclaimed its purpose: “to study the lithic materials (stone, flint, etc.) pertinent to the material culture of the American aborigines, and of methods and techniques employed in their utilization.” The article went on to explain that the reason for embarking on this initiative was simply that such a study had  “been sadly neglected” by the field of archaeology prior and that finally undertaking it would help “throw light on the origin, relationships, migrations and trade routes of the ‘first Americans.’” An understanding of these “methods and techniques” and thereby the peoples that employed them was to be achieved by experimentation with flintknapping. While the basics of stone artifact production were known at the time, “the more refined techniques… continue to defy present-day skill.”

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The Man Who Thought Like a Ship : Past Horizons Archaeology

The Man Who Thought Like a Ship : Past Horizons Archaeology | Cultural History | Scoop.it

The letters nagged at me like a persistent hint from the past. I’d first encountered them among my father’s papers as I researched my book, The Man Who Thought Like a Ship. They pertained to a ship model he’d built in the 1950s of an ancient Egyptian vessel. The model left home before I was born, and everyone, my father included, assumed it had been discarded long ago. I’d only ever seen it in pictures.


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Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived some of the world's coldest winters

Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived some of the world's coldest winters | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

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"... An extraordinarily collection of rarely seen photographs capturing Alaska's Eskimos document the hard but persevering survival of the people commonly known as the hunters of the Arctic.

Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

Standing with bow and arrows and hand, a hunter photographed in 1924 proudly poses before his kill of a massive polar bear, resting more than twice his size along the snow, arrows protruding from its chest.


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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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