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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Bath: The Great War in Costume

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

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"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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1954 and the Fantasy of Friendship

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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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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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Cemeteries

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                            In the Cemeteries folder there are 80 pictures. Here are a few:  
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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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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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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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This is soo cool! No pun intended..

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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

101 Objects that Made America   | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine | Cultural History | Scoop.it

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Sotakuvat

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Albumien aarteita 1939-1945

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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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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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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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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 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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David Connolly's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:53 AM

Amazing new article!