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In a continuing effort to avoid doing much-needed homework, here are some random history links I've found over the past little while that may interest some who haven't yet seen them on my twitter feed:

Historically Hardcore Posters.

Upholsterer finds 200 year old love letter inside of chair. 

Queen Victoria and Abdul - "Previously undiscovered diaries have been found by an author based in the UK which show the intense relationship between Queen Victoria and the Indian man employed to be her teacher." Accompanied by good photographs!

Audio Slideshow: mapping Africa. Really interesting look at how Europeans perceived Africa over the centuries.

Getting Negative with Edward Curtis - an interesting article and video about this famous 19th century photographer of Native Americans, and the early "photoshop" techniques he used. 

Two Minute History of Film & TV Title Design 

The voice of Florence Nightingale, recorded in 1890.

While we're on the subject of audio files... Here is the transcript of a 1949 interview with Fountain Hughes, born 1848, and his memories of his childhood as a slave. This one includes some audio files of a few of the lines, so you can hear his actual voice as you read the transcript. 

The Year 2000 as Envisioned in 1910 - by this amazingly creative French artist. 

And not quite history, more like news, but awesome nonetheless:

The 8 Most Ridiculously Badass Protesters Ever Photographed

Some uplifting news coming out of Japan - Badass of the Week, Hideki Akaiwa, who scuba-dived to rescue his wife and his mother, among others, while the tsunami raged. 

Date: 2011-03-26 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG Teddy Roosevelt!

I'll actually catch up on real stuff later, but I love-love-love that poster. I saw it on the internet and had to make sure it was real, not an awesome hoax, just to know it would be replicated better.

Teddy's my favorite president. The best part is that he's also the favorite of a friend that's my complete opposite on the political spectrum. Teddy's that insane. (He's also the original "madman" threatened to be "a heartbeat away from the presidency," later used as a caution about Sarah Palin.)

Other history will be admired later, but... Teddy!

Date: 2011-03-26 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Teddy was AWESOME, I agree. A straight-up badass. :3


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