Tag: war

Aug 12, 2013

The 388-Year-Old Bonsai that Survived Hiroshima

The 388-Year-Old Bonsai that Survived Hiroshima

Photograph by rcbryson on Flikr On display at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the United States National Arboretum is this remarkable Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora ‘Miyajima’) bonsai sometimes known as Hiroshima Survivor. According to the tree’s display placard, it has been in training since 1625 making it 388-years-old. Oh and it…

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May 16, 2013

How France Hid the Louvre’s Masterpieces During WWII

How France Hid the Louvre’s Masterpieces During WWII

Photograph by Pierre Jahan/Archives des museés nationaux Beginning in 1938, the threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France’s public art collections. The storage sites chosen for works of art were châteaux, tranquil locations in the heart of the French countryside, far from strategic targets, and thus escaping the imminent danger of bombing.…

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Apr 4, 2013

Historic Moments Blended Into Present Day Situations

Historic Moments Blended Into Present Day Situations

Seth Taras is an award-winning artist and photographer from the United States. Back in 2004, Taras created a campaign for the History Channel entitled, Know Where You Stand. The campaign blends historic moments into present day situations. From the famous photo of Hitler at the Eiffel Tower to the Hindenburg disaster. The campaign was…

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Feb 19, 2013

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Last year, Cowan’s Auctions put up a lot of 282 Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection was compiled by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. The collection sold for $35,250 on June 21,…

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Oct 16, 2012

The Maunsell Sea Forts of WWII

The Maunsell Sea Forts of WWII

Photograph by Neil Brown on Flickr At the outbreak of World War II, the Port of London was the busiest port in the world. The German Navy recognized the Thames as an important shipping route and sought to disrupt its usage through the use of a new secret weapon — the magnetic influence…

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May 30, 2012

The History of Pigeon Camera Photography

The History of Pigeon Camera Photography

In 1907, German apothecary Julius Neubronner invented an aerial photography technique known as pigeon photography. By affixing a lightweight time-delayed miniature camera to an aluminium breast harness, Neubronner attached his design to homing pigeons who would then be able to capture aerial photographs during their flight. Below you will find a brief history…

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May 4, 2012

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

Sergey Larenkov is a Russian-based artist/photographer who was deeply impacted by World War II. On his Live Journal blog, the Saint Petersburg native has put together a tremendous set of collages of historic World War II photographs blended into the same locations as they currently look today. Through collaboratiion with the the State Museum…

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