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Ozark Medieval Fortress – Thirty masons, carpenters and stone carvers authentically dressed, will work all year round for twenty years, the time required to build a fortress in the Middle Ages.
posted on May-4-10 at 9:50 PM

The Personal Photographs of Dr. Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, Television Pioneer. The screen images are time exposure photographs of the picture on the kinescope in the monitoring rack in the main control room. Some were taken with stationary frames of moving picture film projected upon the iconoscope by a standard moving picture machine. Others are actually the pictures transmitted with the iconoscope camera in the studio and outdoors.
posted on May-3-10 at 7:56 PM

A small slide show of partisan monuments on the territory of former Yugoslavia. via: [aesthetic interlude] and [grain edit]
posted on Apr-27-10 at 10:37 PM

Andrew O’Hagan writes in the London Review of Books on the James Bulger murder. It really should be read in conjunction with his earlier piece from 1993 to fully appreciate his stance. Previously [1] [2]
posted on Mar-25-10 at 4:23 PM

Emilio the Moor was a parodying humorist flamenco exponent who died in a domestic gas incident. [via].
posted on Mar-21-10 at 11:59 AM

A large gallery of contributed images from Spain including what looks to be an entertainer with a prosthetic nose and ear; a hand tinted baby in a bow and school photo; young tough guys and not so tough guys; plus old Semana Santa scenes, as posted previously.
posted on Mar-17-10 at 6:45 PM

Droops and 8-balls in this man's army shouldn't take unnecessary chances with their lives. Illustrated by Walt Ditzen.
posted on Mar-9-10 at 8:34 PM

Portraits – Somewhat creepy but arresting, nevertheless.
posted on Mar-8-10 at 5:27 AM

love-pictures "found and taken photographs that are experienced as much by the heart as by the head."
posted on Mar-2-10 at 9:35 PM

Laying bare the gratuitous assumptions of the patriarchal historical narrative. A weblog entry from the Aristasian Empire, of which a history and some kinnies [NSFW]. • Gobekli Tepe [previously] • Aristasia [previously]
posted on Feb-24-10 at 5:00 PM

Greece in 1823 and 1824; being a series of letters and other documents on the Greek revolution — the life of Mustapha Ali:
posted on Feb-14-10 at 3:39 AM

At the American Farm School historical records they have a large collection of postcards. In amongst them are these small sketches of local traders.
posted on Feb-13-10 at 2:43 AM

Formosa – photographed by Torii Ryuzo.
posted on Jan-23-10 at 10:34 AM

Westminster Gold reissued classical albums in the seventies. The covers could be racy [slightly NSFW], unusual, puzzling, irreverent, and employ national stereotypes, but my favourites are the literal puns like Pops Promenade and Allegri String Quartet.
posted on Dec-15-09 at 7:43 PM

Happy Bear's Day, a Saint Day on the Bulgarian Festival Calendar.
posted on Nov-29-09 at 2:09 PM

Jig Dolls as a percussion instrument, here played by Jean Ritchie [previously] and The Beers Family. There are modern exponents though - Limberjacking is NOT just for folkies.
posted on Nov-2-09 at 5:08 PM

Jean M. Fasse (Red Cross during WWII, and later the Special Service). Shirley Ann Thacker (WAVE). Just two of the interviews from the extensive collection of material (photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories and posters) at the Women Veterans Historical Collection.
posted on Oct-14-09 at 10:01 PM

Conquerors 2009 “There are many underhanded ways of making your conker harder. The best is to pass it through a pig." World Conker Champion – Charlie Bray. The World Conker Championships are on this weekend. All the action from last year. previously [1] [2] In other news, a cure for bleeding canker has been found, with a welcome side effect, leaf miners don't like having garlic breath.
posted on Oct-8-09 at 10:17 PM

Biohistorical researchWax engravingThe Thinker after the bombAlfred Stieglitz's palladium photographsTibetan bronzes with interior contentsThe examination and treatment of a pair of boots from the Aleutian Islands — A small sample of the articles available from the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC).
posted on Sep-22-09 at 4:31 PM

Brenda Kenneally documents the effects of illegal drugs in her Brooklyn, New York neighborhood. Money Power Respect and Big Trigg. NSFW [previous comment]
posted on Sep-15-09 at 5:37 PM

History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean [flash required] – the history of science from a Latin American perspective.
posted on Sep-2-09 at 5:02 PM

Kuchh Kook Hota Hai is an all singing, dancing (and possibly epileptic fit inducing) Indian cookery show (without much cooking), featuring two sassy assistants 'salt' and 'pepper'. To whet your appetite – Mutton Burger and Carrot Roll.
posted on Sep-1-09 at 3:38 PM

French musical comedies 1918-1940 [French]. Non-French can still appreciate the programmes, photographs, music and videos.
posted on Aug-24-09 at 4:03 PM

Animals isolated in dystopian tableaux.
posted on Aug-17-09 at 10:39 PM

Disney's Man and the Moon (1 of 6). One-horned unigoats versus SCIENCE! featuring Werner von Braun who, to the nose adds a small atomic reactor in preparation for [cue dramatic music] a trip around the moon. [via]
posted on Aug-8-09 at 5:14 PM

Used as postcards and for advertising, phono postcards were a single-sided phonograph record stuck on a card with a hole punched through. The Weco cards stand out with their use of photography (with the clothes sometimes painted on) and see-through vinyl.
posted on Jul-29-09 at 12:23 PM

The NAVIS project is a multilevel international database for ancient ships of Europe. The database has very detailed information and pictures of ships from the 2nd millenium BC to the 12th century AD (found whilst trying to answer this AskMe).
posted on Jul-16-09 at 9:17 PM

British Printed Images to 1700 is a fully searchable (if somewhat buggy at this early stage of release) online library of over 10,000 printed images from early modern Britain. As a taster, here is the naughty Cully Flaug'd [NSFW] of the title.
posted on Jul-12-09 at 4:09 PM

Secret London has the story of a circulation promotion gimmick that runs awry.
posted on Jun-24-09 at 4:59 PM

Wordnik - An ongoing project devoted to discovering all the words and everything about them. [via]
posted on Jun-22-09 at 12:01 AM

DFG Science TV is back. Researchers documenting their work. If you missed the first series, it is still available for viewing.
posted on Jun-15-09 at 3:58 PM

Karl Junker House is just one of the locations on Atlas Obscura from Curious Expeditions.
posted on Jun-10-09 at 9:40 PM

Cogitate - Manipulate LEGO TECHNIC gears, beams, conveyor belts and motors to complete the ten pre-built puzzles or create your own levels. [In my case - Then watch them crash in a heap when you test them.]
posted on Jun-4-09 at 7:47 PM

Moments in Time 1989/1990 - The Fall of the Wall and reunification. Films and photos from private collections. With woodpeckers.
posted on May-26-09 at 10:43 PM

NRW 1946—2006. Short articles chronicling North Rhine-Westphalia. The site has one rather large shortcoming though, the video clips cannot be accessed (only available on VHS within the State!).
posted on May-12-09 at 7:08 PM

Gallipoli: The First Day [flash] An ABC documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.
posted on May-3-09 at 11:21 PM

Episode 4 - Problems "Okay, sometimes I almost want to give up everything." A fascinating insight into the Large Hadron Collider (loving the soundtracks too). YTL
posted on Apr-25-09 at 6:13 AM

The Philippine Comics Art Museum. 1940's to the present.
posted on Apr-21-09 at 5:10 PM

Synchronous Objects - Exploring choreographic structures using objects and data, creating stunning visualisations. [flash]
posted on Apr-19-09 at 5:21 PM

The Digital Library of Slovenia has (among other things) music [like this] [previously], posters [like this] and photographs [like this].
posted on Apr-14-09 at 10:12 PM

The Paris-Roubaix is about to start. With an average of two punctures and one prang per competitor this a an exciting bike race.
posted on Apr-12-09 at 5:31 AM

Soup Over Bethlehem - The mloukhieh in the soup bowl represents the shared national heritage and the meal itself becomes a gastronomic anchoring of a Palestinian identity in eternal flux. [via]
posted on Apr-2-09 at 6:02 PM

Vector Defenders [flash game, some NSFW]. Ep 1: Icons Alliance, Ep 2: The Ink Quest, Ep 3: The Return Of The Type.
posted on Mar-10-09 at 12:02 AM

The Virtual Laboratory - A collection of essays, biographies, instruments and trade catalogues (e.g. experiment kit) from between 1830 and 1930. I must warn you that some of the films are a bit disturbing. Check out the eerie sounding vowel experiments in the audio section too.
posted on Mar-2-09 at 6:52 PM

A Visitor's Guide to Hell - A translation of the Chinese version of what happens to the human soul after death [with some illustrations].
posted on Feb-26-09 at 9:22 PM

Percy Harrison Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon in 1925 whilst searching for the City of Z. Some believe that he is alive and well and living in a subterranean world with Extra-/Intra-Terrestrials.
posted on Feb-25-09 at 3:51 PM

World's Mightiest Ship Was Lost Without a Trace in 1744 "In July 1744, she set sail to rescue a Mediterranean convoy blockaded by the French Brest fleet in the River Tagus at Lisbon. After victoriously chasing the French fleet away, she escorted the convoy into the Mediterranean Sea as far as Gibraltar, then set sail to return to her home port in England. During the course of the voyage, her fleet captured a number of valuable prizes, and she was also reported to have taken on board a consignment of 400,000 pounds sterling for Dutch merchants. On her return trip to England, HMS Victory was lost with all hands in a violent storm on October 5, 1744." [pdf]
posted on Feb-11-09 at 3:59 PM

Mingei is a transcultural word which combines the Japanese words for all people (Min) and art (Gei). The site has a flash interface and features over 5,000 high resolution, zoomable objects. More information on the Mingei Movement.
posted on Jan-27-09 at 3:54 PM

The manuscripts of David Kaufmann, Jewish scholar extraordinaire. Wonderful illuminations, inventive typography and even a little bit of naughtiness.
posted on Jan-21-09 at 4:27 PM

Mutton pie. An Orange organisation. A portrait size. A delicious confection Desired the world over. The true meat of this post – Inns and taverns of old London. [PDF]
posted on Dec-29-08 at 3:20 AM

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