Thursday, 7 February 2008

Buses in the Philippines.

Photos of Bookstores.

Middle Earth: Maps of Renaissance Europe.

The 'Polar Bear Expedition' Digital Collection.

'The American military intervention at Archangel, Russia, at the end of World War I, nicknamed the "Polar Bear Expedition," is a strange episode in American history. Ostensibly sent to Russia to prevent a German advance and to help reopen the Eastern Front, American soldiers found themselves fighting Bolshevik revolutionaries for months after the Armistice ended fighting in France...'

Generic Names for Soft Drinks by US County.

'Pop' is popular in a belt across the north as far east as Pennsylvania, 'coke' in Dixie, and 'soda' in California, Arizona, New York, New England, as well as around St. Louis and Miami.

Grand Central Station Through the Years.

'From steam engine depot to the grand Beaux Arts monument that opened in 1913 and stands today, explore this gallery of photographs of Grand Central. It features several images from the mid-twentieth century taken by Boris Y. Klapwald.'

Photos of the Woolworth Building, Downtown Manhattan.

'Rising from a 27-storey base, with limestone and granite lower floors, the tower is clad in white terra-cotta and capped with an elaborate set-back Gothic top, with the spire rising to the height of 241.5 m. It was to be the tallest building in the world for 17 years, until the completion of the 40 Wall Street.'

Seattle Ephemera Collection.

'The Pamphlet and Textual Ephemera Collection is a database of documents, pamphlets, booklets, flyers, and other original material housed in the UW Libraries Special Collections Division that has been reformatted for digital display. Most of the materials are drawn from the Pacific Northwest Collection of pamphlets, books, and theater programs, and various other textual ephemeral collections. The subjects cover tourism in Washington State, architecture and urban development in Seattle, theater and amusements, and the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. '

Saraswati's Son.

The Jain art of Padmaputra Ashok Shah.

'These pictures indicate the tremendous influence Jains and Hindus have had on each other. Major Indian festivals like Diwali, the emphasis on vegetarian food, kindness towards all life, encouragement and acceptance of diverse, opposing opinions, emphasis on logic and reason even in spiritual matters are major, well-established pillars of Jainism. '

Astro Pics.

Mountains of Creation.

A Spider-Shaped Crater on Mercury.

A Sunspot in the New Solar Cycle.

I Ate This.

Photos of food.

William Makepeace Thackeray's 'Chronicle of the Drum' - Illustrated.

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