Category: HISTORY

Feb 28, 2013

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

Built in 1800, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., has been the residence of every U.S president since John Adams. In 1814 (during the war of 1812) the White House was set ablaze by the British army, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Since then the building…

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Feb 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: Château de Chambord

Picture of the Day: Château de Chambord

CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBFORD Photograph by Patrick Giraud The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its distinct French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed from…

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Feb 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Pablo Escobar Visits the White House Photograph via Sebastian Marroquin for ‘Sins of My Father’ HBO Documentary In this rare photograph (c 1978 – 1982) we see notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar standing in front of the White House in Washington, DC. The boy standing beside Escobar is his only son,…

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Feb 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: This LEGO Mold Made 120 million Bricks

Picture of the Day: This LEGO Mold Made 120 million Bricks

This LEGO Mold Made 120 million Bricks Photograph by Zane Thorn @ LegoGod.com In the historic photo above we see a retired LEGO mold on display at the LEGO Factory in LEGOLAND California. The mold made a staggering 120 million bricks before being decommissioned. The photograph was taken by Zane Thorn, operator…

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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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Feb 14, 2013

The Boneyard Project: Resurrecting Planes Through Art

The Boneyard Project: Resurrecting Planes Through Art

Conceived in Spring 2010 by Eric Firestone and organized with curator Carlo McCormick, The Bone Yard Project revives disused airplanes from America’s military history through the creative intervention of contemporary artists, taking entire airplanes and their elements out of aeronautic resting spots in the desert, known as boneyards, and putting them into the hands…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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