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The mystery behind the identity of a man found dead on Saddleworth Moor more than a year ago has been solved. 'Coroner says man found at Dovestone reservoir, Greater Manchester, in 2015 was 67-year-old David Lytton... In a short hearing at Heywood coroner’s court, it was confirmed that officers had checked passenger records from a flight from Lahore in Pakistan, which tallied with Lytton’s details.' Also being covered by the Manchester Evening News. Previously.
posted on Jan-26-17 at 4:02 AM

Persepolis 2.0 'describes Iran's post-election uprising and spreads the word about Iranians' historic struggle against repression. Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and edited by two Iranians living in Shanghai.' Persepolis.
posted on Jun-29-09 at 4:19 PM

Tony Blair tells Cabinet he will quit.
posted on May-10-07 at 3:56 AM

Metro-land: Railways Around Amersham & The Metropolitan Line. 'The name "Metro-land" was created in 1915 by the publicity department of the Metropolitan Railway. "Metro-Land" became the name of the annual publication of the railway's booklet which described the area the railways served through north west London, into Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Railway set up a separate company to develop housing and shops along the Metropolitan's line. Much of the area was extensively developed between the World Wars and created a distinctive atmosphere...'

A guide to the Metropolitan Line (prefaced by John Betjeman's poem 'Metro-Land') is here. The London Transport Museum website has an article on London Underground and 'Metro-Land'.
posted on Jan-13-07 at 8:34 AM

Vintage Christmas 1945-70 Nostalgic images.
posted on Dec-12-06 at 7:52 AM

USSR Posters. Gallery of over 1400 posters from the Soviet era.
posted on Sep-28-06 at 2:06 PM

Evolution: A Web Companion. 'The expanding universe is both awesome and humbling. When looking closely at nature—whether through a telescope, microscope, or computer visualization of collected data—one cannot help being struck by the intricacies and complexities observed. The magnitude of the cosmos, the power of natural forces, and the extent of deep time, however, alert us to how small and transient we are...'
Related :- The Writings of Charles Darwin (previous thread); Talk Origins; Understanding Evolution.
posted on Apr-19-06 at 6:55 AM

Godey's Lady's Book. A 19th century American ladies' magazine, which contained poetry, engravings and articles. "It was a novel enterprise at the time, and few thought it would outlive the first year of its nativity. It soon became apparent, however, that its management was in the hands of one who knew the want of the time, and had the tact and taste required for its supply."
More here.
Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of 'Mary had a little lamb', who petitioned President Lincoln for a national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day, was an editor of the magazine.
posted on Oct-8-05 at 7:06 AM

The Salisbury Project. Images, maps and essays about the cathedral and town.
posted on Aug-23-05 at 6:40 AM

The Life of King Edward the Confessor. A 13th century manuscript.
posted on Aug-14-05 at 11:32 PM

News Nishikie. The art of Meiji mayhem. 'Graphic true stories from Japan as portrayed and reported by woodblock artists and writers '
posted on Aug-12-05 at 3:49 AM

Norma Talmadge. Silent movie star, now largely forgotten.
posted on Aug-7-05 at 12:26 AM

The Union Makes Us Strong. Articles on British trade union history.
posted on Aug-5-05 at 8:26 AM

The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire.
posted on Jul-8-05 at 9:09 AM

Sacco & Vanzetti. Two anarchists executed in Massachusetts in 1927. Their guilt was and is widely disputed.
'Sacco and Vanzetti were executed on August 23, 1927, a date that became a watershed in twentieth-century American history. It became the last of a long train of events that had driven any sense of utopian vision out of American life. The workings of American democracy now seemed to many Americans as flawed and unjust as many of the older societies of the world, no longer embodying any bright ideal, but once again serving the interests of the rich and the powerful. '
posted on Jun-19-05 at 11:22 AM

News from the world of plants by way of the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden weblog. Beauty in science by way of the photo of the day.
posted on Jun-2-05 at 2:56 AM

Buddhist photo documentaries and more.
posted on May-31-05 at 11:26 PM

Ah Ha Jazz! Photos of jazz greats.
posted on May-30-05 at 8:41 AM

The Evolution of the American Front Porch.
posted on May-29-05 at 4:00 AM

Mountain Voices. 'This website presents interviews with over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions round the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development.'
posted on Apr-10-05 at 12:10 PM

Only Wayne. A racist bullying case study in wiki format.
posted on Apr-2-05 at 3:52 AM

Juan Gelman. An Argentinian poet's search for remains of his daughter-in-law, kidnapped in Buenos Aires in 1976.
posted on Mar-17-05 at 11:00 AM

EGIL: The Electronic Gateway for Icelandic Literature. Digitised texts related to Iceland.
posted on Mar-16-05 at 5:20 AM

The Great Book of Gaelic. Illustrated poetry.
posted on Mar-14-05 at 10:13 AM

Favela Faces. The stories of four people in Rio's favelas.
posted on Mar-8-05 at 5:17 AM

Ponder This. 'You are cordially invited to match wits with some of the best minds in IBM Research.' Monthly puzzles, with solutions, going back to 1998.
posted on Mar-7-05 at 4:42 AM

Collect Britain 'presents 90,000 images and sounds from the British Library, chosen to evoke places in the UK and beyond.' Dialects, gardens, sketches, stamps, and all kinds of stuff.
posted on Mar-4-05 at 7:49 AM

Kamikaze. 'American and Japanese images of kamikaze pilots differ greatly. This web site explores diverse portrayals and perceptions of the young men who carried out suicide attacks near the end of World War II.'
'When Japanese kamikaze pilots carried out their attacks between October 1944 and October 1945, Japanese and American people had opposite perspectives. Japanese people saw young smiling pilots as they waved goodbye. In contrast, American soldiers viewed death and destruction when the pilots' planes exploded upon crashing into their ships. These very different points of view continue to influence Japanese and American perceptions of kamikaze pilots even until today.'
posted on Mar-3-05 at 7:51 AM

British Portrait Miniatures at the V & A. 'These pages developed to compliment the Miniatures Gallery tell the story of the portrait miniature in Britain, from its first appearance in the 1520s, at the court of Henry VIII, to the height of its popularity in the early 19th century.'
posted on Mar-2-05 at 3:38 AM

Close to Home: An American Album. 'This exhibition is devoted to American family photographs that were separated from their owners and then rediscovered by artists, writers, collectors, and museum curators. ' Highlights and site visitors' submissions.
Site of related interest :- BBC Family History; and Third Generation: Family Photographs and Memories of Nazi Germany.
posted on Feb-26-05 at 8:48 AM

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights. 'This exhibit tells about Sakharov’s extraordinary life.'
posted on Feb-25-05 at 8:33 AM

The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, Virginia, opened in 1930; was closed in 1989 when an eight-screen multiplex opened nearby; and was saved and reopened in the 1996 thanks to community involvement. Take a virtual tour; read about the haunted theatre's ghosts; then play the text adventure.
posted on Feb-23-05 at 1:02 PM

Pygmalion stories in literature and art. The myth of the scuptor who fell in love with a statue and prayed for it to be brought to life.
Related :- Galatea, a piece of interactive fiction which allows you to interact with a interpretation of the living statue (by Emily Short); Wikipedia entry on the myth.
posted on Feb-21-05 at 9:44 AM

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighbourhoods 1889-1963. Scholarly urban history project.
posted on Feb-19-05 at 9:26 AM

George Washington University's National Security Archive carries a collection of declassified US documents and articles on Saddam Hussein; Mexico, Cuba and other Latin American countries; Nixon's meeting with Elvis; the CIA and Nazi war criminals; etc.
posted on Feb-10-05 at 5:11 AM

The Legacy of Grammy Mirk , by her descendants.
posted on Jan-19-05 at 7:02 AM

The biology of B-movie monsters ; ancient Greek curse and love magic; the correspondence of Elizabeth I and James VI; Egil Skallagrimsson, poet and killer; the mythology of Harry Potter; Pinocchio's cultural heirs; Tiananmen's legacy; experimental art in China; the question of Hatshepshut's character. Articles courtesy of the Fathom Archive, 2000-2003.
posted on Jan-15-05 at 6:19 AM

Siberian Digital Photo Collection.
posted on Jan-4-05 at 6:48 AM

Old Tokyo. Photographs from the early decades of the twentieth century.
posted on Jan-3-05 at 6:26 AM

A Most Curious Murder - the Madeleine Smith Story. 'Thursday, 9th July 1857 - The atmosphere outside the High Court in Edinburgh was charged to fever pitch as the crowd awaited the verdict at the end of the most sensational trial of the century. Hanging in the balance was the life of Madeleine Smith, attractive 22 year old daughter of a prosperous Glasgow architect ... '
The site includes, amongst other things, this 1787 directory of Glasgow manufacturers and traders.
posted on Jan-2-05 at 6:24 AM

Kami no Michi: The Life and Thought of a Shinto Priest.
posted on Jan-1-05 at 6:13 AM

Earls Colne, Essex: Records of an English Village 1375-1854 ; and Domesday Witham, an Essex town. Pieces of Essex history.
posted on Dec-31-04 at 12:19 AM

Animal Locomotion: Eadweard Muybridge "Grandfather of the Motion Picture".
posted on Dec-30-04 at 12:10 AM

Arctic Blue Books Online - 'a searchable, World-Wide Web version of Andrew Taylor's unique index to the 19th Century British Parliamentary Papers concerned with the Canadian Arctic. '
posted on Dec-28-04 at 11:32 PM

A Manx Notebook. Many things related to the Isle of Man.
posted on Nov-24-04 at 10:31 AM

The Wellington Valley Project. The history of a failed Christian mission in colonial Australia.
posted on Nov-23-04 at 8:02 AM

W.T. Stead. 'Victorian England's most sensational newspaper editor'.
posted on Nov-21-04 at 7:42 AM

Cut & Paste: A History of Photomontage.
posted on Nov-20-04 at 4:48 AM

'The Cantigas de Santa Maria medieval-era manuscripts were written during the reign of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284) and are one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the middle ages ... ' Images.
posted on Nov-18-04 at 11:02 AM

Thackeray's 'Chronicle of the Drum' , illustrated.
posted on Nov-16-04 at 11:56 AM

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