Iconographie ouvrages anciens
is a collection of historic animal illustrations that date as far back as the 16th Century, courtesy of the library at Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon
. [more inside]
Claiming 57k historic videos and 7MM photos free to browse (pay to download). Single-link-dig-through-it-yourself-and-let-us-know-if-you-find-anything-great, okay?
This past Spring, Duke University hosted concurrent exhibits that featured curated images of satirical political cartoons. Fortunately, the exhibits are free to enjoy from the comfort of your bed/couch/desk chair. From the Nasher Museum of Art, there is Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature
, comparing pieces from as early as 19th Century France to post 9/11 US. From the Perkins Library, we get Abusing Power: Satirical Journals
, an exhibit of 19th and early 20th Century pieces from around the world.
Normandy: Then and Now
Photographs of Normandy in 1944 meticulously juxtaposed with how the area looks today by French historian Patrick Elie.
The Centennial Project.
During the 100th Anniversary
of Oklahoma's statehood, MeFi'er Brittanie
is serializing two personal first-person accounts of her family's journey into the Sooner State, including both her great-great-grandfather's efforts to make the 1891 Land Run
and another relative's meticulous biographical history which extends as far back as the Civil War
. [via mefi projects
Native Languages of the Americas:
Preserving and promoting American Indian languages.
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments. Complete with both .wav and .mp3 samples.
a site full of pictures and history. The scope of this portfolio is Harlem from the years 1900-1940. Various elements of the history of the urban experience in Harlem's early days as the Cultural Capital of African Americans are represented here by graphic and photographic images from the Schomburg Center collection.
Patron Saints Index Topic List.
Because you never know when you might need the Patron Saint of Haemorrhoids
. This actually is a very nice resource for the history
of the Saints, their (known or presumed) backgrounds, and when and why they were beatified. Enjoy.