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25th September
Project 312. 'We broadcast our vision of equal educational opportunity through original photography that challenges negative stereotypes while creating positive reflections for growth and self-discovery. '

Collect.at. Postcards, photos and ephemera, all viewable online.

Images of Catalan Manuscripts.

The Underground Palaces of Moscow's Metro.

Dymkovo Toys. 'Dymkovo toys, a unique phenomenon in Russian folk art, are among the most popular works of folk craftsmen of this country and all over the world. For many decades folk art exhibitions have invariably included the colored clay figurines and figure compositions ... '

Russian Easter Eggs. 'From time immemorial an egg has been the object of religious adoration. Practically, all highly developed nations are well aware of symbolic significance of an egg illustrating transition from non-existence to life; it's a symbol of joy, happiness and sun which brings warmth and revival of the nature. In the ancient language of Egyptian hieroglyphs the determinative sign of an egg displays a certain potential, a life-giving seed, a mystery of being ... '
Faberge imperial eggs.

James Wodarek. Outsider artist.

Lauren Wolpert. 'Almost floating, the art of Lauren Wolpert leaves you to fill the space, fill the detail of the face you see. '

Robert Wright. Outsider artist.

Mary Zeman. 'The art of Mary Zeman clearly shows the life of hope and vision the painter tries to live. Zeman spreads paint, clippings, articles...even prescriptions...across her canvas to produce an unaffected feeling of joy and laughter. '

Cesar Paris Yarleque. Latin American artist.
More. 'Working with the heritage of Ecuadorian and Latin American hope, Yarleque moves through the colors of his mind and rearranges structure and form to conform to his vision and imagination. '

Gertrude Bell. Photos, diaries, and letters.
'Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was born in Washington, in what was then Co. Durham, but, when she was very young, she moved with her family to Redcar. She was educated first of all at home, and then at school in London; finally, in a time when it was not at all usual for a woman to have a university education, she went to Oxford to read history, and, at the age of twenty and after only two years study, she left with a first-class degree. In the years immediately following, she spent time on the social round in London and Yorkshire, she travelled extensively in Europe, and visited Persia. Her travels continued with two round the world trips, in 1897-1898 and in 1902-1903. At about this time too, in the seasons 1899-1904, her climbing exploits in the Alps earned her renown as a mountaineer. '
'But from the turn of the century onwards, her life was governed by a love of the Arab peoples, inspired, it seems, by a visit to friends in Jerusalem in 1899-1900. She learned their language, investigated their archaeological sites, and travelled deep into the desert, accompanied only by male guides. Her knowledge of the country and its tribes thereby gained made her a prime target for recruitment by British Intelligence during the First World War, later, as a Political Officer, and then as Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner in Baghdad, she became a king-maker in the new state of Iraq, which she had helped to create. Her first love, however, was always for archaeology, and, as Honorary Director of Antiquities in Iraq, she established in Baghdad the Iraq Museum ... '

Xue Song. Chinese artist.

Wu Yiming. Chinese artist.

Asian Art at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. A nice online tour.
Asian Art II.

Nobuyoshi Araki - Polaroids. Contemporary Japanese photography; not suitable for work.
Nobuyoshi Araki at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art.
Araki at the Hara Museum.

Tokyo Tidbits.

Ojeikere: Hairstyles. - more. Nigerian photographer.

Tony Gleaton: Africa's Legacy in Latin America. Photographs.

Seydou Keita: Mid-Century Modern. Malian photographer.

The Painting of the First Sandalwood Image of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by King Udayana.
'Six years after Shakyamuni Buddha was completely enlightened, he went to Trayastrimsas to give Buddhist teachings to his mother, and he did not return for several months. Missing the Buddha very much, King Udayana beseeched Mahamaudgalyayana to use his supernatural powers to ascend Trayastrimsas together with thirty-two craftsmen. In order to make an image identical to the real Buddha, they made three trips to Trayastrimsas, and then the craftsmen started to carve the holy image of Shakyamuni Buddha out of sandalwood. Only when the glorious project was completed did the Buddha return to the earth. Upon seeing the image, he prophesized, 'One thousand years after I pass into Nirvana, this image will be taken to China. Buddhism will be thriving there and countless sentient beings will be taught and transformed.'

Tang Esoteric School Pictures.

Line Drawings of Upland Game Birds from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Line Drawings of Plants.

Line Drawings of Wading/ Water Birds.

James Van Der Zee: Portraits. Selection of Harlem Renaissance photographs.

James Van Der Zee 'is known for his black and white photographs of elegantly ritualized funeral ceremonies in 1940s Harlem. The series was published in The Harlem Book of the Dead and reflects the spiritual values expressed in funeral pageantry ... '

Susan Page. 'Susan Harbage Page , of Charlotte, was awarded a North Carolina Artist Residency/Fellowship to Israel and the West Bank. Her work from that residency was exhibited in the North Carolina to Israel Photographic Project, organized by The Light Factory and the Asheville Art Museum. Page's photographs of her mentally disabled nephew Peter, through which she explores kinship, were exhibited at The Light Factory in 1996 ... '

Deborah Luster. Photography.

Portraits of Anarchists. 'There's a fundamental problem with photographing anarchists; a problem rooted in the gap between what we see and what we know. For perhaps it's only what we think we know. The starting point for these portraits, taken throughout 1994 and 1995, is to present something real, tangible and visible which clashes furiously with preconception. Anarchists: media shorthand for those who engineer anti-social chaos. We know what to expect. These photographs, in their straightforward, gentle strength, show instead something of all of us, a tightrope walked between the everyday and the unusual ... '

Echoes of Eternity: Royal Portraits.

Remember This: An Elegy on the Death of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother by Andrew Motion.
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24th September
Jackson Harris. Home art projects.

Patron Saints. 'This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc. It's heavily cross-indexed, and there are several ways to access the information, none of which require frames, image maps, applets, or scripts. It's not complete - I keep finding new topics, there are thousands of saints not yet listed, and there's lots of information to add, so the site will continue to grow and change. Thanks for stopping by. '

Access to the Middle Ages: Medieval Manuscripts in Facsimile. 'Up until the end of the Middle Ages, when the art of printing first allowed a measure of mass production, books were made by hand one at a time. Every manuscript is therefore unique: even when the scribes and artists copied a model text or image, the result is marked by their own taste and training, not to mention the wishes of their patron. The medieval manuscripts that survive are also precious because of the mere fact of being old; they are witnesses to a culture which prevailed a long time ago (from about AD 500 to AD 1500) and strongly influenced the world in which we now live. In addition to transmitting the texts which interested people at that time, many of these manuscripts still provide much aesthetic pleasure, due to their fine layout and script, and of course, the illuminations ... '
The Book of Kells.
The Exultet Rolls of Southern Italy.
Musical Notation.
The Apocalypse.

Early Medieval Maps. Including world maps, as drawn from the medieval imagination.

DiscardArt. 'You've seen it at the curb, leaning against a dust bin. In that old junk or thrift store it lurks, hiding behind the recalled baby cribs, sometimes stacked one on the other like an art burial ground. It's Discard Art, mostly anonymous art that people discard, throw away like an old cigarette pack.'

John Swinton. Outsider artist.

Harry Teague. 'Up there is Harry, sitting at his art table, doing his art. His story starts with a stroke, stumbles through heart attacks and really begins right there at that art table. '

Miz Thang. Outsider artist.

William Thompson. 'William Thompson creates from the vision he has been blessed with. If the word of right is to be spread, Thompson thinks it will be through him and others, caught in the blink of an eye in the vision. His art creates its way through what he calls "The Rage", not of anger but of rapture and fury and belief ... '

Willard J. Outsider artist.

Yu Youhan. Chinese artist.

Yang Mian. Chinese artist.

Planetary Deities & Zodiac. Indian art.

Avatars & Demigods. Indian art.

People of the Salmon. 'The People of the Salmon are First Peoples of Canada's Northwest Coast who, over centuries, developed rich artistic expressions of their legendary worlds. Follow us northward with great legends of the Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw, experience Raven bringing light to the world, a whaler's curious revenge, and meet Man-Eater-of-the-North. Finally, follow the salmon to a Tsimshian potlatch, where myths of marine creatures come to life in the house of the Chief of the Undersea World. '

Threads of the Land: Clothing Traditions from Three Indigenous Cultures.

George Bernard Shaw's Phonic Alphabet. Via MeFi.

Encyclopaedia Mythica: Geneealogy Tables.
Principal Greek gods - Zeus' consorts and offspring - Japanese gods - Norse gods

Welcome to Hopi. Official website of the Hopi tribe.
'The Hopi emerged from the Third World into this current Fourth World. This life is therefore referred to as the Fourth Way of Life for the Hopi. As groups of people, along with animals, moved from the third to the fourth way of life they were offered an ear of corn by Maa'saw. Other people took the largest ears of corn, leaving Hopi with a short blue ear of corn. Hopi knew that life in this fourth world would be difficult and that we must learn a way of life from the corn plant. Cultivating corn has therefore been a profound experience for us and has shaped our lifeway, which is based on humility, cooperation, respect and earth stewardship ... '
The Hopi Emergence.

Japanese Death Poetry. 'The first Japanese history, set down around 712 AD in the Kojiki, cite the first examples of lyric poetry in Japanese culture. Japanese poetry had its early beginnings in the style known as tanka, or "short form". This poetry (31 syllables, arranged 5-7-5-7-7) was an early form native to Japan. Up until the 16th century, nearly all poetry written was in this form. The development from tanka to haiku, or "opening phrase", is bridged by another style, the renga, or "linked poem" (31 syllables, 5-7-5 three lines, 7-7 two lines). Two or more poets usually composed the renga. First a poet would compose the opening, followed by a second poet who would close the poem. Over time it became popular for poets to write only the first part. This eventually developed into haiku. Haiku poetry depicts a single image, is almost always naturous in theme, and usually contains 17 syllables (5-7-5).The only formal rule is the fixed number of syllables, and even this is sometimes violated. This page started out with only poetry written by haiku poets on the verge of death, but I have since expanded the contents.'
Poetry of the Samurai.

Tokyo Cow: The Magazine for Thought Criminals in the Eastern Capital. Fantastic.

Swinging through Time: The Graystone Museum and the Story of Detroit Jazz. 'With its marquee beckoning, the Graystone Ballroom was a luxurious '20s temple to nightlife and that new music sweeping America -- jazz. When the wrecking ball reduced the grandeur to a heap of rubble 60 years later, the Graystone lived on as part of the movement to preserve the local history of an all-American music. Today the Graystone International Jazz Museum tells the story of the ballroom for which it was named, the bands and the times. It has also become a broad repository reflecting the breadth of Detroit's jazz heritage ... '
Images of Detroit jazz.

The Styles of Jazz. 'This chart of Jazz Styles is derived from Joachim Berendt's The Jazz Book. This book is indispensible to any person seeking a comprehensive survey of the history of Jazz. Berendt masterfully covers the evolution of this complex music from several parallel perspectives, helping readers absorb history from more than one direction. This structure also makes the book a pleasure to browse ...'

The Montreux Jazz Festival.

Trains Across America. A collection of train photographs.
Gallery.

Satipatthana: The Foundations of Mindfulness.

Buddha Sasana. A Buddhist page by Binh Anson.

Backyward Wildlife Habitat. How to build your own.

Species 2000. 'Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.'

Animal Olympics. Think you got what it takes to survive in the wild? Click on an animal to see how you measure up!

Athletics in Ancient Greece.

Greek Gods and Religious Practices.

The Kithara in Ancient Greece.
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23rd September
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts at the National Library of the Netherlands.
Highlights.

William Faulkner: The First Hundred Years.

Joseph Ishill and the Authors and Artists of the Oriole Press. 'Joseph Ishill (1888-1966) emigrated to the United States in 1909 and settled in New York City. Having been apprenticed in a print shop in Rumania, he found work as a typesetter in the city. An anarchist by the time he came to the U.S., Ishill soon began attending the lectures of Emma Goldman and other notable radicals. He was a frequent visitor to the Ferrer Center in New York, and when a Ferrer Colony was founded in Stelton, N.J. in 1915, Ishill was one of the original members. Ishill began helping print the Colony's magazine, The Modern School, and a year later he published Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol. From the publication of that book in 1916 until his death fifty years later, Ishill published more than 200 books and pamphlets, all of them typeset and printed by hand. In spite of toiling in relative obscurity he has been lauded both by radicals, who recognize him for his efforts in publishing radical materials, and by fine press enthusiasts, who consider him to be one of the finest American printers and typographers of the twentieth century ... '

McIntyre, Pennsylvania, The Everyday Life Of A Coal Mining Company Town: 1910-1947. Photos, documents, memories of town residents.

The Pursuit of the Ideal: The Life and Art of William Morris. 'Occasionally there appears a person whose prodigious talents force us to stand back in awe. Maybe the person is a poet, maybe a pianist, maybe an inventor, a research scientist, an athlete, a potter. But rarely do we find someone in our midst who excels in many fields, whose seemingly unending vigor reflects vision, intellect, learning, skill, and craft. '
'Such was the man William Morris: painter, poet, translator, designer, decorator, craftsman, manufacturer, businessman, printer, artist, socialist, reformer, husband, father, friend. To honor this life and commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his death, the Special Collections Library at The University of Michigan has mounted this exhibit.'

Everyday Magic. Fine art photography by Jim Coe.
Galleries.

Tales of the Dartmoor Pixies, 1890.

Stones Unturned. Native Canadian toys, musical instruments, clothing etc.

Don Stewart. 'Ink flowing from a ballpoint usually stains my shirt, blots my hands. Flowing from the ballpoint of Don Stewart, ink arranges, constructs a vision revealing slowly. LOOK at the ballpoint drawings of this master illustrator as he includes the things we see in the things we see.'

Zhao Bandi. Chinese artist.
More.

Zhang Enli. Chinese artist. More.

Zeng Fanzhi. Chinese artist.

Juergen Sprecht Photography. Many galleries; some may not be work safe.

Hinduism Today.

World War II Poster Collection. Via life in the present - a visually oriented weblog well worth the time.

Best of Times: The Theatre of Charles Dickens. Via life in the present.

Bathing Suits in Black and White. Via life in the present.

Urban Neighbours: Images of New York City Wildlife. Via life in the present.

The Art of Botanical Illustration: Herbals and Early Works. 'Herbals are books containing the names and descriptions of plants and their medicinal properties. In the Middle Ages, western European herbals were based on the works of classical authors, in particular Pedanios Dioscorides, the ancient Greek writer who was the father of medical botany. Dioscorides' greatest work De materia medica, written about 60 A.D., was the basis for western pharmaceutical and herbal writing for the next 1500 years. With the invention of the printing press, the knowledge of botany became more wide-spread. The earliest printed herbals were merely copies of manuscript works, reproduced without reference to live specimens. They were filled with errors caused by the mistranscription and misunderstanding of earlier works. Not until the early sixteenth century when botanists began to study live plants, would herbals include scientifically accurate images ... '

The Art of Botanical Illustration: Nursery and Seed Catalogues. 'Nursery sample books were traveling salesmen's books put together from individual plates to show farmers and gardeners what a particular nursery had for sale that season. They were published from the late 1850s until the 1870s primarily in Rochester, New York. These pictures were idealized visions of fruits and flowers to tempt the buyer in the same way modern catalogs arrive in gardeners' homes during the bleak days of winter ... '

Perennial Pages: Flower Illustration in Books since the Renaissance.

Collecting the Modern World. 'The art and design of the twentieth century and beyond is an important and rapidly growing part of the collections of The British Museum. Several departments acquire modern and contemporary material according to their different spheres of interest: the Departments of Ethnography, Asia, Prehistory and Europe, Coins and Medals and Prints and Drawings. This tour brings together a variety of material from across the globe, to provide a taste of the Museum's engagement with the modern world ... '

Unidentified Museum Objects.
'Objects in museums are usually defined by their former function and we - the viewers and visitors - are accustomed to being told what something did or how it was used. We look for a label, we believe what it says and then move on. What do we do, however, when the experts are unable to confirm what something is? With no certain definition to rely on, colour, shape, texture and material seem more noticeable.'
'While the articles in this tour summarize current thinking about each of the objects, such definitions are fluid and subject to change as research continues. The absence of conclusive supporting evidence about certain objects leaves a void for curiosity and wonder, leaving us free to speculate for ourselves.'
Crystal skull.

Ancient India at the British Museum.
The Buddha. 'In about the sixth century B.C. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a royal family. When he was a young adult his experiences with the outside world drove him to seek out a greater understanding of life and spiritual fulfilment ... '

Chinese Jade. 'Soft, smooth and glossy, it appeared to them like benevolence; fine, compact and strong - like intelligence' - Attributed to Confucius (about 551-479 BC).
'Jade has always been the material most highly prized by the Chinese, above silver and gold. From ancient times, this extremely tough translucent stone has been worked into ornaments, ceremonial weapons and ritual objects. Recent archaeological finds in many parts of China have revealed not only the antiquity of the skill of jade carving, but also the extraordinary levels of development it achieved at a very early date ... '
Jade coiled dragon.

Kawanabe Kyosai, Female Ghost, a Hanging Scroll Painting. 'Together with Dancing Skeletons, this painting demonstrates Kawanabe Kysai's fascination with the macabre and the supernatural. This tendency was to a large degree shared by the nineteenth-century Japanese public. Many Kabuki plays of the time were peopled with restless spirits of the dead and live ghost story-telling was particularly popular at the height of summer when a cooling shiver down the spine would have been most welcome ... '

Utagawa Toyokuni, The Kabuki actor Segawa Ronosuke as Shizuka Gozen, a Hanging Scroll Painting. 'This painting shows the Kabuki female impersonator, Segawa Ronosuke, probably in the role of Princess Shizuka in the play Yoshitsune sembon-sakura ('Yoshitsune and the Yoshino Cherry Trees'). '

Petroglyphs and Rock Paintings - North American sites.
Baja California Sur - Flute Players - Village of the Great Kivas - Basketmaker Fetish Heads

Native Basketry: Survival, Beauty. "I was born in the north woods of northern Michigan, raised in lumber camps, where my father worked and our family stayed all winter, so I got very little education except nature. When my mother put me off her lap, so she could work at her baskets, she gave me some scrap material to play with -- that's how I learned to make baskets. I make only authentic Indian baskets, as my ancestors made. I work in my kitchen, after the splints are off the log, using only a sharp knife and a pair of scissors. I use black ash only. This is more of a hobby for me, I do not make a lot of baskets, perhaps 15 a year, and I only make them on order, which I never catch up with." -- Edith Bonde, 1975 letter to Smithsonian Institution.

Tatiana Vartanova: Hand Painted Eggs.

Paintings of Angels. Really detailed images of great paintings.

Ghost Towns of the Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. 'If you are fascinated by the aura of the past, the Keweenaw Peninsula is the place for you. Wander among ruins of old mines and locations that used to be teeming with excitement. In the late 1800's and early 1900's the Keweenaw Peninsula was alive with the sounds of the copper mines. The miners' picks are quiet now, the families are gone, and all that is left is the sound of the wind rustling through the ruins of these abandoned mines and buildings ... '
Map of the ghost towns.

Alphonso Crane, Civil War Soldier. 'Alphonso Crane, a member of the 2nd Michigan Infantry from Vicksburg, Michigan, was killed in action in Mississippi in July of 1863. His friend wrote Alphonso's father a letter breaking the news to him. Below the images is a transcription of the letter in which he relates the noble qualities of Alphonso to his father.'

Boxing: 'The Sweet Science'. 'Michigan was the home of numerous big-time fighters as well as host to several championship bouts. There are interesting facets of boxing"the sweet science"in Michigan's history, including the two following examples ... '

The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal. 'On July 20, 1838 the first shovel full of dirt was turned in an effort to link Lake St. Clair and Lake Michigan via the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal ... '
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22nd September
The First Nations of the New France Era. 'The land of America has been home to the First Nations for thousands of years. With the arrival of Europeans, a new era began that would work profound changes on the lives of Native societies. '
'At its peak, New France covered a vast territory that extended from Hudson's Bay to Louisiana, including a good portion of the great plains, all the way to the foot of the high mountains of the West. '
'The traditions of the Aboriginal peoples, who through the ages had developed lifestyles that were adapted to these very distinct environments, were disrupted by European contact. In the following pages, come and meet the Native peoples in the days of New France. '

Cincinnati Art Museum: Asian Art.

The Pyongyang Metro. An unofficial site.

Saelon: Bromoil Prints. 'Bromoil printing is one of the early photographic processes. It was first discovered in 1907, and quickly became a great favorite of the photographers of the Pictorialist Movement, led by Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Sessionist Group. This movement emphasized mood and atmosphere over clarity of subject matter, and bromoil was a natural choice. The popularity of bromoil printing began to decline again from 1920 to 1940, as more photographers began to emphasize photo-realism, with sharp focus and maximum depth of field, and bromoil printing was very nearly forgotten for more than half a century. Fortunately, a small circle of the faithful (mostly in Great Britain) kept the process alive long enough, and now it is beginning to be revived.'

Insomnia Gallery. Photography; not work safe.

Lucien Clerque's Signs of Gods and Goddesses. Photography.
'Signs of Gods and Goddesses: Four Decades of Lucien Clergue's Photography features nearly one hundred photographs including studies of the female nude, the bullfight, landscapes, the daily life of the Gypsies and portraits of Clergue's friends Picasso and Cocteau. It also includes portions of his most recent work combining studies of the male and female nude with nineteenth century etchings of Milton's Paradise Lost.'
'Clergue has said, "Three subjects are my main interest: death, life and a kind of no-man's-land in between. The death of the bulls at the bullfight, the nude female in true nature, landscape, seascape, sandscape are the essentials of my permanent research to find the beginnings of our world and ourselves." '

Marc Deneyer. Black and white landscape photography from Greenland, Japan, Tuscany, France.
Photograms.

Martha Casanave. American photographer; superb site.
"I am grateful for Martha Casanave's photography. It is direct, clean and revealing... more than can usually be said for the photography of our time." - Ansel Adams.
Pinhole Narratives.
Beware of Dog.
Table of Elements: Studies of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Carhenge. Car art on the Nebraska plains.

The Art Work of Christina Florkowski. Handpainted photographs.
'These handpainted photographs began with conventional, film based photographic techniques. Most of these images are made with a large format camera. I develop the film and prints, using a matt surfaced paper for prints intended for painting. The paper requires no priming, though a light coat of pigment-free medium can help the paint flow more freely on the print surface. Cotton, rather than brushes is used to apply the paint. '

The Life of King Edward the Confessor. 'Cambridge University Library MS. Ee.3.59 contains the only copy of an illustrated Anglo-Norman verse Life of St Edward the Confessor, written in England probably in the later 1230s or early 1240s, and preserved in this manuscript, executed c. 1250-60. '
Browse the manuscript.

The Ramayana: An Enduring Tradition. 'For the past two thousand years the Ramayana has been among the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. This epic poem provides insights into many aspects of Indian culture and continues to influence the politics, religion and art of modern India. The following material is designed to provide an entry into the study of this tradition. We hope that it will be useful to teachers and students of Indian culture ... '
Images and maps. Includes traditional paintings by women from Mithila, 'god' posters, photos from the Ramalila festival performance in Benares, and Indonesian shadow puppets.

Sake-Drenched Postcards. Explore Japan's underside with Captain Japan.

Encyclopaedia Idollica. Japanese pop music of the 1980s.
'Yokoso! This site is dedicated to the "silver age" (mid 80s to early 90s) of the Japanese Idol scene. Yeah, when it was FUN! And a time when producers didn't rule. A time of the girl next door. A time when girls had natural hair colors. A time when idols had talent. The come-latelys can have the new techno/dance stuff of today - I can't dance anyway. If you're looking for Hamasucky or Utaduuuh or Onyanko-wannabes Boring Musume, you're in the wrong place kid.'

Jpop dot com. Japanese pop culture galore.

The Wampum Chronicles: A Website of Mohawk History. 'This website represents my own independent research into the history and culture of the Kanienkehaka, the People of the Flint. I created this website to educate the public about the impact my people have had on the history of North America. Contributions by other researchers, writers, and artists are welcome. '

The Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne.

The Seneca Nation of Indians. 'Welcome to the home page of The Seneca Nation Of Indians. The Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) is one of the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy who occupy aboriginal lands in New York State set aside by the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794. The Seneca Nation of Indians has a total population of over 6,700 enrolled members and holds title to three reservations in New York, one of which includes the City of Salamanca. '

Diego Rivera Web Museum. 'Diego Rivera (1886-1957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artists in the XXth century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico, in 1892 he moved to Mexico City with his family. He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist Jos Guadalupe Posada, whose influence was decisive ... '
Gallery.

Russian Posters 1914-1953.

May Day at marxists.org. Most extensive.
Rosa Luxemburg: What are the origins of May Day? 'The happy idea of using a proletarian holiday celebration as a means to attain the eight-hour day was first born in Australia. The workers there decided in 1856 to organize a day of complete stoppage together with meetings and entertainment as a demonstration in favor of the eight-hour day...At first, the Australian workers intended this only for the year 1856. But this first celebration had such a strong effect on the proletarian masses of Australia, enlivening them and leading to new agitation, that it was decided to repeat the celebration every year.'
Eleanor Marx Aveling and Edward Aveling: The Chicago Anarchists. 'The eight hours working day movement lies at the bottom of the whole affair. Early in 1886, the Chicago employers were filching away from their employed the priviledge recently unreasonable length than ten or eleven hours. Against this familiar device of the masters, many meetings of the men were held in Chicago in the earlier months of 1886. One of these meetings was called in the Haymarket, for the evening of May 4th. It was called by the Anarchists. A special protest was to be made against the killing of seven unarmed people a few days earlier, outside McCormick's premises, by Pinkerton detectives. '
The Red Flag.

Chisholm Gallery: Soviet Posters.

Princess Diana Memorial Artwork. 'Welcome to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Artwork Site. There has been an overwhelming response to this page, and people continue to submit their designs, poems, and songs. '
Cross stitch pattern.
Illustrated 'Candle in the Wind'.

In Memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Ban Landmines in Princess Diana's Memory.

Princess Diana, Queen of Hearts. Photomontage.

The State Fish Art Museum. Fishy art.

Yerf. 'Yerf is a gallery for anthropomorphic animal artwork. '

Barn Owl Sketches.
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