Category: HISTORY

Jun 10, 2014

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

Here are 40 outstanding highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently released collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. On 16 May 2014, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly…

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Jun 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Oldest Pants

Picture of the Day: The World’s Oldest Pants

THE WORLD’S OLDEST PANTS Photograph by Mayke Wagner / German Archaeological Institute Pictured here are the oldest known pants in history at 3000 – 3300 years of age. The ancient trousers were excavated from tombs in western China along with the remains of two men. The team of scientists was led by…

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Jun 5, 2014

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance

Information below from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Etching, derived from an ancient Germanic word for ‘eat’, uses corrosive acids to bite designs into hard surfaces like metal. The background can either be eaten away so the design stands out in relief, or the design itself can be bitten into the surface. The…

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Jun 4, 2014

This Stadium Was Home to 3 Sports Teams. Zeppelin, Elvis, Floyd and The Who Played Here

This Stadium Was Home to 3 Sports Teams.  Zeppelin, Elvis, Floyd and The Who Played Here

On 23 August 1975 the Pontiac Silverdome officially opened its doors. For 22 years it was the largest stadium in the National Football League (NFL). The stadium complex, which sat on 127 acres (51 ha) of land, had a capacity of 80,000+. The Silverdome hosted the Detroit Lions of the NFL (1975–2001), the Detroit…

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Jun 2, 2014

Apple Prototypes from the 1980s

Apple Prototypes from the 1980s

Last October, frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger published Keep It Simple – The Early Design Years of Apple, an insider’s account of the origins of Apple’s iconic products and brand. ‘Keep it Simple’ is the authentic story of the collaboration between Steve Jobs and Hartmut Esslinger, which began in 1982. This process started with…

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May 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Old Town of Lijiang

Picture of the Day: The Old Town of Lijiang

THE OLD TOWN OF LIJIANG Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Website | Flickr | Google+ | Facebook | Prints available The Old Town of Lijiang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Lijiang City, Yunnan, China. The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence…

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May 21, 2014

Portraits of the Human Body at 100 Years of Age

Portraits of the Human Body at 100 Years of Age

A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. In a photo series of the same name, photographer Anastasia Pottinger explores what the human body looks like at 100 years of age or older. As she explains: This body of work was born out of the opportunity I…

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