Thursday, 14 February 2008

Hearts on Flickr.

Women's Suffrage Photo Collection.

Early Postcards of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The Chinese in California 1850-1925.

'The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. '

New York World's Fair 1964/65.

'...We called those years "The Space Age." It was a time when we were in the middle of a Space Race with the Russians to see who could put the first man on the moon and we were fighting a Cold War with the evils of Communism. While technological advances were exploding all around us, our world was turning topsy-turvy with an increasingly unpopular war in Southeast Asia, political assassinations and civil unrest at home. Over it all hung the threat that we'd be blown to smithereens in a nuclear holocaust if someone accidentally pushed the button and the Cold War suddenly got very hot! Is it any wonder that we imagined a future of limitless promise?...'

NYC Subway Art Guide.

'World's Highest Standard of Living'.

'Bread Line during the Louisville flood, Kentucky, 1937'.

Close to Home.

'This exhibition is devoted to American family photographs that were separated from their owners and then rediscovered by artists, writers, collectors, and museum curators. Removed from their original context, these snapshots become open to many different interpretations: Who are the people in the photographs? What did these photos mean to them? Where are they now?'

1797 Map of Great Yarmouth.

Silent Film Actress Norma Talmadge.

'Norma Talmadge was one of the greatest stars of the silent era. She began her film work as a teenager in 1910 at the Vitagraph Studios in Flatbush, just a streetcar ride from her home. In 1916 she met and married exhibitor Joseph M. Schenck, and together they formed the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation, one of the most lucrative partnerships in film history. Talmadge became one of the top box office attractions for the rest of the silent era, evolving from a spunky teenager into one of the finest dramatic actresses of the screen. One of the wealthiest women in Hollywood, she retired after her two talkies proved disappointing at the box office. She died on Christmas Eve, 1957.'

Astro Pics.

Earth at Twilight.

Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1132.

Saturn's Moon Epimetheus from Cassini.

The Belgian-American Collection.

'One of the country's largest concentrations of Walloon-speaking Belgians is found in northeastern Wisconsin, resulting in a unique cultural and social flavor. The largest wave of Belgian immigration to Wisconsin occurred in the mid-1850s. While the 1850 U.S. Census lists only 45 persons of Belgian nativity in the state, by 1860 the number had increased to 4,647. The 1890 U.S. census also shows that 81% of Belgians in the state lived in the northeastern counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door. The Belgian immigration into northeastern Wisconsin came to an abrupt halt in about 1858, when word reached the homeland of the physical and economic hardships and the cholera epidemic sweeping the settlement...'

The Mormons.

'A four-hour exploration into the richness, the complexities and the controversies of the Mormons' story as told through interviews with members of the church, leading writers and historians, and supporters and critics of the Mormon faith.'

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