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Post by Roboe » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:04 pm

The long version:





I suppose I should appreciate that people will immediately be able to associate the name Auschwitz with the Holocaust, but on the other hand I can't help feeling a bit sad that places like Treblinka (At least 1 million killed), Belzec (around 500,000 killed) and Sobibor (200,000 killed) require a bit of prompting to achieve the same effect. I suppose it shows how important it was that Auschwitz wasn't razed to the ground as the other camps were.



Some food for thought: 300 Auschwitz survivors were able to attend the ceremony in Auschwitz; meanwhile there's only 1 living survivor of Treblinka left.



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Post by magdalen77 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:54 pm

I think what was left on my maternal grandmother's family died in Lwow.



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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:01 pm

20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative



This once in a lifetime image depicts Holocaust survivors at the moment of realizing they are liberated.





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Post by ducktape » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:53 pm

Thank you, W4! That is a wonderful collection, and it does change how you think about the story.



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Post by realist » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:36 am

Amazing... and yes, awesome.



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Library of Congress gets trove of Civil War photos







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Texas grandmother and collector Robin Stanford has gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.













By Michael E. Ruane March 29 at 12:05 AM Follow @michaelruane

Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. ¶ African American mothers holding their babies, likely the first generation born into freedom. ¶ A battlefield in the Virginia wilderness a year after the war, with trees stripped of bark by musket fire. ¶ Snapshots from the era of the Civil War, they are among hundreds of rare images gathered over four decades by an 87-year-old Texas grandmother. ¶ Now, partly through a family tragedy, they are the property of the Library of Congress.



The library announced Friday that it has acquired more than 500 stunning images from the collection of Robin Stanford of Houston. They depict a United States marked by the scourges of war, slavery and assassination.



[Special coverage of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War]



And in some cases they show life before the war.[hlyellow] One shot shows South Carolina slaves worshiping in a spartan, plantation church, in what may be the only prewar photograph of its kind.[/hlyellow]



Almost all the images are so-called stereo pictures — two shots of the same scene printed on an oblong card that was designed to be seen in 3-D through a stereo viewer.












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Post by Addie » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:00 am

Some were barely in their teens when they went to war.



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Faces of the men who won America's independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age



These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago.



Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.



These early photographs – known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war that established the United States.












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Post by Addie » Tue May 05, 2015 9:46 am

The Telegraph













Nutshell Studies: the extraordinary miniature crime scenes US police use to train detectives ...





The models, known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, occupy a unique place in the criminological history of America – and offer glimpses into the mind of the woman who conceived them. That woman was a wealthy socialite turned police captain called Frances Glessner Lee, who is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Jessica Fletcher, the character played by Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote. During the 1940s and 1950s, in a farmhouse in New Hampshire, Lee assembled these scenes of domestic dysfunction with skill and obsessive attention to detail. They are based on real – and particularly complex – cases or composites of cases, and their purpose was to test and hone investigating officers’ observational powers at a crime scene. ‘The inspector may best examine them by imagining himself a trifle less than six inches tall,’ she wrote. ‘He is seeking only the facts – the truth in a nutshell.’ ...



Anybody except Frances Glessner Lee, who was born in Chicago in 1878, the daughter of a co-founder of the International Harvester Company – a manufacturer of farm vehicles and machinery – and had a privileged but restricted upbringing. She learnt needlework, embroidery and interior design (skills she would put to good use in the Nutshells) from her mother, but despite her academic aspirations there was no question of her being allowed to follow her brother to Harvard University. She lamented that she had been cast in the role of ‘rich woman who didn’t have enough to do’.



It was not until she reached her 50s, after a failed marriage, three children and a divorce, that she found her calling, developing a passionate interest in ‘legal medicine’ (what would nowadays be termed ‘forensic medicine’) through her friendship with a pioneering medical examiner and forensics expert, George Burgess Magrath. Forensic medicine was in its infancy in the mid-20th century. The local coroners responsible for determining cause of death were not required to have medical training (in some US states this is still the case) and many deaths were wrongly attributed. ‘People were literally getting away with murder,’ Goldfarb says.
















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Post by Whatever4 » Thu May 14, 2015 11:38 am

A Variety of Unprocessed Foods Cut into Uncannily Precise 2.5cm Cubes






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Feathers.





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Post by Addie » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:32 am



I tried 4 times to post one photo, but the thingy is being temperamental. Please do look at the Gallery at the link. El Ateneo Grand Splendid      


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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:19 am

Wonderful photos of a small town in Kentucky.


Middle of the Road Kentucky


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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:33 am

Addie wrote:Wonderful photos of a small town in Kentucky.


Middle of the Road Kentucky
Hmmmm... Wonder how different it is from Morehead.


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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:56 am

This kind of neighborhood always made good sense to me, with stores on the street and upstairs apartments. Jane Jacobs had it right, imo.
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Addie wrote:Wonderful photos of a small town in Kentucky.


Middle of the Road Kentucky
Hmmmm... Wonder how different it is from Morehead.


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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:16 pm

Addie wrote:This kind of neighborhood always made good sense to me, with stores on the street and upstairs apartments. Jane Jacobs had it right, imo.
We once lived in an apartment above a store. Everything was walkable. Of course, everywhere we've lived has been walkable. :lol:


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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:38 pm

Same for me, too, Sis :thumbs:
Whatever4 wrote: We once lived in an apartment above a store. Everything was walkable. Of course, everywhere we've lived has been walkable. :lol:


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Post by Mr. Gneiss » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:50 pm

Airglow in the Atacama Desert
Under a Flaming Sky ... What is that you see on the image ?! No, these are not red clouds as one might think. This is incredibly bright airglow in the upper atmosphere ! One of the nights here in Atacama desert was truly special and we witnessed simply stunning scene under the stars. The Milky Way nicely aligned passing through the zenith, while some clouds were climbing up from beneath. Pure tranquility.

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:29 pm

I think we may have seen a link to this photographer in a different thread (architecture?)
The Places The World Forgot

By Fiona Macdonald
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A small gallery at http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201509 ... rld-forgot



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:51 pm

Animated Stereoscopic Photographs of Apache Indians in Arizona and New Mexico (1873)

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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:10 am

From a design perspective, pretty amazing stuff for public housing.

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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:05 pm

Joseph Robidoux III wrote:IMHO the photo of Kim Phuc, a 9 year old Viet Namese girl, crying and running towards the camera after a napalm attack has to be included in any such list. The photo earned Associated Press photographer Nick Ut a Pulitzer Prize and a lifelong friend.[/break1]npr.org/2012/06/03/154234617/napalm-girl-an-iconic-image-of-war-turns-40] ... r-turns-40
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Treatment for girl in Vietnam napalm attack photo

Forty-three years ago a photograph of a little girl running naked after a napalm attack became a symbolic reminder of the Vietnam war.
Nine-year-old Kim Phuc, who had ripped off her flaming clothes, suffered burns to a third of her body.
She has been in pain ever since but now hopes laser surgery will help her heal.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:11 am

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

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Three Dutch women-
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Post by SueDB » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:10 pm

Strangely enough, the South Vietnamese Air Force was the one that bombed the area.
It's become an iconic pic used to bludgeon the US involvement, yet it wasn't the US...


Forty-three years ago a photograph of a little girl running naked after a napalm attack became a symbolic reminder of the Vietnam war.
Phan Victim of S. Vietnam AF/ARVN operation
on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:57 am

Great Depression and WW II: 170,000 incredible images now online

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Post by Addie » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:54 am

A wonderful collection of photos taken in North Korea at VICE News.
In Photos: Searching for a Glimpse of Everyday North Koreans


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