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30th September
Spunk Library. 'The Spunk Library collects and distributes literature in electronic format, with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. For a more complete description of what Spunk is about you can view the Spunk Manifesto.'

Indian Vintage Amusements. 'In India, a country of diverse population, of over 200 languages and of even more diverse economic background of purchasers, the advertisers face unique challenges. In this online exhibit at Kamat's Potpourri, we showcase some of the old and successful messages conveyed to the public by the advertisers. They include messages to consume Swadeshi (made-in-India) to advertisements for soft drinks (a industry that boomed in India after Coca-cola was ousted in 1977). All the advertisements are from my father's personal collection, and were collected over a fifty year period. Enjoy!'
Phoenix Saree Company advertisement, 1940s.

Landscape of Memory: The Art of Mu Xin. 'The work of Mu Xin (b. 1927, fig.1) is, in part, a dialogue with the past masters of Chinese painting and, thus, with Chinese history in general. This dialogue is a key factor in connecting Mu Xin with the continuous tradition of Chinese landscape painting, begun in the 10th century, which is embedded with meanings both personal and profound. Emerging from his knowledge and interpretation of past masters, Mu Xin created paintings that responded to the past while criticizing the future. Although in this regard Mu Xin could be compared with many Chinese artists, perhaps the greatest connection can be made with the "yimin" painters of the early Yuan period (1279 – 1368) and of the early Qing (1644 – 1911) ...'

Dancing Demons: Ceremonial Masks of Mongolia.

Fang Lijun. Chinese artist.

Antognoni Brunhoso. Angolan artist. 'I was born in Angola, in the city of Malange on the 7th January 1962, one year after the start of the Angolan revolution and the struggle for independence. I lived in Lunda, the Tchokwe region, in the village Camaxilo. In 1975 I celebrated the independence of Angola in Malange and also experienced the beginning of the civil war. At the end of the year I moved to Luanda and saw the ocean for the first time. I stayed in the capital until 1978. In March 1978 I went to Portugal where I studied and lived for a decade. My journeys brought me to Amsterdam to further develop my art. '

The Innu Nation. 'Approximately 16,000 Innu (formerly known as Montagnais or Naskapi) inhabit Nitassinan (eastern Quebec and Labrador). They are based in 13 different communities - Utshimassit, Sheshatshiu, Pakuashipi, La Romaine, Natashquan, Mingan, Uashat, Maliotenam, Betsiamites, Les Escoumins, Mashteuiatsh, Schefferville, and Kawawachikamach. '
'The political realities of two provincial boundaries and the land rights negotiation process have led to the creation of regional political organizations which collectively represent the Innu people of Nitassinan. '
'Sheshatshiu and Utshimassit (Davis Inlet), the two Innu communities in Labrador, are represented by the Innu Nation ...'

Whitstable, Kent Photo Gallery. 'The pages that follow contain photographs either taken by or collected by Stephen Douglas West and Douglas West. The photographs span 100 years of life in Whitstable ... '
Tankerton Beach, circa 1900.
Motorcycle, early 1900s.
Via
the Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery.

Counting the Cracks. Online comic strip.

California Recall and the Court. Cartoons.

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Songsheets. 'For most of the nineteenth century, before the advent of phonograph and radio technologies, Americans learned the latest songs from printed song sheets. Not to be confused with sheet music, song sheets are single printed sheets, usually six by eight inches, with lyrics but no music. These were new songs being sung in music halls or new lyrics to familiar songs, like "Yankee Doodle" or "The Last Rose of Summer." Some of America's most beloved tunes were printed as song sheets, including "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Song sheets are an early example of a mass medium and today they offer a unique perspective on the political, social, and economic life of the time, especially during the Civil War. Some were dramatic, some were humorous; all of them had America joining together in song. The Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress holds 4291 song sheets. Included among these American songs are ninety-seven British song sheets from Dublin and London. The collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of the song sheets were published during the height of the craze, from the 1850s to the 1870s. '

American Landscape and Architectural Design 1850-1920. 'This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920.'

Frantisek Kupka. Czech artist.
Gallery.

Ivan Kramskoy. Russian artist; online gallery.

Georges de la Tour. Online gallery.

Leonardo da Vinci. Online gallery.

Object Not Found. Found photos, letters and postcards.

Countries of the Mind. An imaginary world, with its own stamps.

Mything Links. 'An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions.'

Canadian Souvenir Albums. 'Canadian souvenir view albums, published from the 1880s through the 1930s, occupy a singular place in the history of Canadian bibliography. Having antecedents in the travel narratives, topographical views and guidebooks that recorded and illustrated the early periods of European exploration and settlement of the country, souvenir view albums, with their distinctive formats, a proliferation of photomechanically reproduced images, and little or no text, are peculiar to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This site features albums from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada Library. '

Photology: Nobuyoshi Araki. Not suitable for work.

Flowers, Fruits and Foliage of the Tropics - 19th century illustrations of southeast Asian plants by Hoola van Nooten.
'She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics. The reader's eye is immediately captured by the dark leaves, shown furled or crumpled or partly nibbled away by insects, the delicately rendered details of the follicles and seeds, and the heavy clusters of flowers that cascade down the page. '

Masks of the Dorset People. 'The permanently frozen soil of the Arctic acts as a gigantic vault, preserving the belongings of people who lived there thousands of years ago. Among its greatest treasures are the carvings in wood and ivory made by the Dorset people, who occupied the area before the coming of the Inuit ... '

Worcester Art Museum: Chinese Art.
Seated Buddha with Attending Bodhisattvas.

Worcester Art Museum: Japanese Art.
Falcon on Oak Tree Watching Monkeys.

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar. 'For thousands of years Chinese scholars were primarily men, greatly esteemed by their society, who were also collectors of high quality, highly sophisticated art objects -- some functional, some inspirational, most small enough to decorate a scholar's desk or complement his study ... '

Isle of Wight Nostalgia. 'The Isle of Wight is a small island just off the south coast of England. Its shape resembles a diamond, some 13 miles north to south and 23 East to West, and covers 147 square miles. Due to its separation from mainland UK it has developed a unique character & culture. It is a much loved holiday destination.'
'The Isle of Wight has a special magic for all ages. I first went there as a six-year-old lad on a day trip with my grandparents. Since then I have visited the island many times. The island is unique; the locals have their own way of doing things just that little bit different from the mainland. This website is my very personal view of the island ... '

SausageNet, 'a guide to Cult & Classic kids TV from the last 35 years or so!'

Naff Caff. British pop culture nostalgia.

Your Memories. Personal recollections of British life between 1900 and 1999.

Mauritius Phonecards.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

Shelternet. Homelessness and housing issues in the UK.

Safe for All. Stop domestic abuse for everyone.
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29th September
The Smithsonian: Korean Art.

The Smithsonian: Islamic Art.

Palpung Mural Rescue. 'In April and May of 1998 I visited Palpung Gonpa three times, inspected the ongoing repairs, and sent an art conservation team to rescue some precious wall paintings. The mural work was unplanned, a spur-of-the-moment decision motivated by urgent need. Here's how it happened...'

Rifthan Monastery. 'This monastery, founded by Riwo Khyentse at the beginning of the "Later Diffusion", is rarely mentioned in Western sources because it is located near the former prefecture and fortress of Tsona, on the border with Bhutan, which has been out of bounds to foreigners for a long time. Leaving Tsethang southwards through the Yarlung valley, the road leads over the Yartö Drakla pass (4900m), where one catches a brief but awesome view of the sacred Yarlhashampo mountain above the western ridge. Then the road descends into a broad plain ringed with snowy mountains, and rises once more over the Sholpo Takla Pass (5100m), and down to the Rithang valley. (Tsethang to Rithang 152 km.) ... '

Historic Anaheim - Historic Disneyland.
Pictures and postcards.
Old newspaper articles.

Synthetrix: Photos of the Forgotten. 'A pictorial refuge for nostalgic reflection.' American nostalgia.

Johnie's Broiler. 'Johnie's Broiler, a combination coffee shop and drive-in restaurant, is located in the City of Downey on a two-acre site bordered by Firestone Boulevard, Old River School Road, Pomering Avenue, and Firestone Place.'
'The property for Harvey's Broiler was purchased in 1950. Prior to being developed as a restaurant location, the site was occupied by "Sally's Fryers," a chicken farm and retail store, and five small residences. Restaurateur Harvey Ortner, a partner in the Clock Broilers in Temple City, Pasadena, Van Nuys and Alhambra, purchased the property in 1950 and worked with Downey-based architect Paul B. Clayton to design a large, new restaurant for Downey. Mr. Clayton, who is still practicing, states that, "because the assembled property had a unique exposure to the street from both directions due to the bend of the road, Harvey [Ortner] requested that I consider a restaurant design that would take advantage of that position and make a 'statement' at the same time." Mr. Clayton maintains that "Harvey's Broiler incorporated structural designs and work considered unique not only to that property and city, but also within the state." ... '

Eva Gonzales. French Impressionist. Online gallery.

Theodore Gegoux. Online gallery - portraits, seascapes, landscapes, florals, and still lifes.

Henri Gaudier-Bzeska. Online gallery.

Giotto. Online gallery.

Portrait of Joseph Gulston and his Brother John Gulston.

Early History of Swimming the English Channel. 'August 24th 1875 - Captain Matthew Webb dived off the end of Admiralty Pier in Dover to start what became the first successful unaided swim across the English Channel.'
'To mark the 125th anniversary of this event, Dover Museum is compiling an online resource - a brief history of Channel Swimming, together with details of the museum's collection relating to swimming the Channel ...'

Barry Lungu. Zimbabwean artist.

Zodwa Juma Mnkandla. Zimbabwean artist.

Renoir to Picasso. Via Internet Weekly.

The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China. Via Internet Weekly.

The Works of Edward Gorey. Via neurastenia.

The 24 Hour Hitch. 'In 1990, when Howell Parry was a first year student at the University of Manchester, he took part in a sponsored 24 hour hitch-hike to raise money for Children In Need. The object of the hitch was for each team of hitchers to try to get as far from Manchester as possible in 24 hours - by hitching lifts ... '
Via MeFi.

Young Adam. A very good film.
Young Adam's dark tale.
British Film Institute 'Young Adam' feature. 'But the fact most pertinent to the experience of watching Young Adam is that Trocchi was a man who, in his poem 'A Beginning', felt no compunction about rhyming "sunlight" with "shite". '

Redjade's Indymedia Photos. (Thanks, jd).

War Art. 'Given the state of world affairs in March 2003, we have made this place for war murals and other graffiti artist war reactions. '
Sydney Opera House.
Make Jokes Not War.
Saddam Hussein.
Battle Royale.
London Bridge Station.

Virtual Sculpture Gallery of Selected Greek and Roman Sculpture. 'Greek and Roman sculpture was painted; the dark-eyed "kore with the red boots" sports brilliant red shoes, and the hair of the "Blond Boy" is still blond, but since at least Winckelmann the West has assumed that this sculpture was white. The Virtual Sculpture Gallery is a teaching and research tool designed to support the study of Greek and Roman antiquity by reproducing fifteen ancient works as they were meant to be seen, in color.'
Kouros.
Dying Gaul.
Athena.
Augustus.

Minoan Crete. Art of.

Mycenaean Civilisation. 'Mycenaean is the term applied to the art and culture of Greece from ca. 1600 to 1100 B.C. The name derives from the site of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, where once stood a great Mycenaean fortified palace. Mycenae is celebrated by Homer as the seat of King Agamemnon, who led the Greeks in the Trojan War. In modern archaeology, the site first gained renown through Heinrich Schliemann's excavations in the mid-1870s, which brought to light objects whose opulence and antiquity seemed to correspond to Homer's description of Agamemnon's palace. The extraordinary material wealth deposited in the Shaft Graves at Mycenae (ca. 1550 B.C.) attests to a powerful elite society that flourished in the subsequent four centuries ... '

The Symposium. 'The Greek symposium was a male aristocratic activity, a tightly choreographed social gathering where men drank together, conversed, and enjoyed themselves in a convivial atmosphere. Bedecked in garlands, participants reclinedone or two to a couchin a room designed to hold seven to fifteen couches with cushions and low tables. Many such rooms have been identified archaeologically in domestic settings, although the best representation is perhaps the painted Tomb of the Diver at Paestum ... '

History of the Cherokee. 'When all was water, the animals lived above in Galunlati but it was very crowded and they wanted more room. Dayunisi, the little Water-beetle, offered to go see what was below the water. It repeatedly dived to the bottom and came up with soft mud eventually forming the island we call earth. The island was suspended by cords at each of the cardinal points to the sky vault, which is solid rock. '
'Birds were sent down to find a dry place to live but none could be found. The Great Buzzard, the father of all buzzards we see now, flew down close to the earth while it was still soft. He became tired and his wings began to strike the ground. Where they struck the earth became a valley and where they rose up again became a mountain and thus the Cherokee country was created ... '

Cherokee Heritage Centre.

Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden. 'Lord Swaminarayan was born of Dharmadev and Bhaktimata at Chhapaiya, a village near Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on Ramnavmi day of Samvat 1837 (2nd April 1781) in a holy Brahmin family. He was named Ghanshyam at birth. Right from early childhood He showed divine powers. He expelled many a danger from evil spirits and evil doers, exhibited a remarkable height of wisdom and knowledge and superhuman powers in many miraculous deeds. He mastered the Vedas and other holy scriptures at the tender age of ten. By virtue of such divine powers, He earned various names and epithets such as Shree Hari, Shree Harikrishna, Vasudev, Narayan and others...'

Jay Swaminarayan. 'When people from the Indian subcontinent had quenched their innate human requirements for survival, and had established a secure life, they diverted their attentions to an inward journey. These truth-seekers, later known as sages, seriously began to propose questions that probed the fundamental purpose and goal of life. To achieve this knowledge, they often retired into seclusion, returning only to share the inspirations they had received. This type of exploration led to the discovery of different bodies (other than the physical, comprising of the subtle elements such as the mind and the intellect), theories relating to the creation, sustenance and eventual end of life, the concept of the soul, and finally, the initial recognition of a supreme reality or entity. In time, these seekers of an elevated conscious were loosely termed as Hindus ... '

Hello Kitty Toilet Paper.

A Virtual Walk through Shibuya.

Apache Photo Gallery.

The Colourful Moon.

The Earth and Moon from Mars.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 253 Almost Sideways.

City Walls. Graffiti around the world.
UK.
NYC.

Mendota Lighthouse, Michigan.
'Welcome to the Bete Gris Light Station. You are visiting a working lighthouse with its original fourth order Fresnel Lens. Built in 1895, this lighthouse and its reservation remain unchanged in time...'

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Florida.
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27th September
Recycled Art & Toy Bazaar from Africa, Asia and the Americas. 'In Senegal, Mali, Kenya and other countries in Africa, resourceful people have long excelled at fashioning toys from the available materials - tin cans, wire and scrap rubber and plastic that we would discard as trash. In addition to brightly colored trucks made from beer cans and wire bicycles, Indigo offers buckets constructed of tomato cans, and lunch-boxes and suitcases from tuna cans (lined with Senegalese funny papers!). Continually searching the world for more such innovations, we also offer cars, planes, purses and frames from Vietnam, tin ornaments from Mexico, papier-mache bowls from South Africa and cars and trucks from Cuba! ' Via art for housewives.

Seiji Togo. 'The works of Seiji Togo, known for his unique representation of women, are the products of an extremely refined sensibility and sense of beauty, supported by superb technical mastery. Togo's primary aim was to create art that could be understood and enjoyed by virtually anyone. His uniqueness and widespread popularity were uncommon in Japan.And his art, with its elegant, romantic style, has been called a glorification of women.'
Collection.
Via Internet Weekly.

Painting Gallery of the Indian Museum. 'The collection is particularly rich in Mughal paintings depicting primarily portraits, book illustrations and varied scenes of court and palace life.' Via Internet Weekly.

The Art of Bollywood. Via Internet Weekly.

War of the Worlds. Gallery of book covers. 'First of all, it's been in print for over one hundred years, so it has an extremely long history of interaction with society's ideas on alien invasion, science fiction as a genre, and science fiction art. Secondly, it's been reinterpretted in other media (radio, film, and television), providing other influences on the interpretation of the aliens. But many of Wells' other books have these attributes as well, and in fact The Time Machine is often considered a more important work.' Via Internet Weekly.

Carbon Dust Illustrations of Beetles. Via Dublog.

Paul Smith's Typewriter Art. Via Dublog.

Shin Hanga Prints. Via Dublog.

African American Masters. Via Dublog.

Junker House: The Architecture of Madness. 'The most plausible example in the world of true schizophrenic, as opposed to merely eccentric or fantastic architecture, would have to be the Junker House in Lemgo, Germany. Its creator, Karl Junker (1850–1912), was a highly trained architect, whose entire career and only building was this house. The explanation for this peculiar state of affairs was the onset of a chronic schizophrenic illness when Junker was in his mid thirties, schizophrenia which found concrete expression in the architect's personal environment. The house represents a true gesamtkunstwerk which includes, not only the architectural environment (largely the interior of the house), but also all of the furniture, murals and panel paintings, sculpture and carved reliefs. Every aspect of the artist's living space gave expression to his internal reality. Only outside of an asylum, could such a complete life work be created. Junker was never hospitalized. ' Via gmtPlus9.

Mark Rothko. 'One of the preeminent artists of his generation, Mark Rothko is closely identified with the New York School, a circle of painters that emerged during the 1940s as a new collective voice in American art. During a career that spanned five decades, he created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting. Rothko's work is characterized by rigorous attention to formal elements such as color, shape, balance, depth, composition, and scale; yet, he refused to consider his paintings solely in these terms ...' Via wood s lot.

The Unh! Project. A collection of guttural moans from comics. Via Sugar & Spicy.

Navy Art. 'The Navy Art Collection has over 15,000 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture. It contains depictions of naval ships, personnel, and action from all eras of U.S. naval history, but due to the operation of the Combat Art Program, the eras of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Shield/Storm are particularly well represented. The Branch manages the art collection, produces exhibits, loans artwork to museums and institutions, and provides research assistance on the art collection.' Via Sugar & Spicy.

Pepsi Collectibles. Via Sugar & Spicy.

Riley Dog.

Space Art in Children's Books 1950s-1970s. 'With the discoveries by Robert Goddard and Hermann Oberth of liquid-fueled rockets in the 1930's and the use of V-2 rockets in the 1940's, rocket travel went from science fiction to science fact in the public's mind. In post-World War II America anything seemed possible, even going to the Moon! There appeared in 1949, a book The Conquest of Space, which led to a new trend in children's books. These books outlined the future the children of the "baby boom" would grow up in, the world of space. The illustrations in these books show facts (as they were known) mixed in with the fantasy of space flight and led many of the readers of these books to "dream of space".'

The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003. Via American Samizdat.

Carl Albert Purpus, Plant Collector in Western America.

Spanish Civil War Posters.

Tiger Balm Gardens. A Chinese billionaire's fantasy environment.

Cuban Poster Art.

Off Stage: Theatrical Posters.

Swedish Movie Posters.

Polish Movie Posters.

The Mexican Museum.

Children of Dharamsala.

Ji Wenyu. Chinese artist.

Iqqiapaa: Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-70.

Moccasins. 'Although footwear is generally designed to offer comfort and support and to protect our feet from the elements, much of what we wear manages to be fashionable as well as functional. '
'The moccasin, the Aboriginal footwear of the Northern Plains, is no different: it is also both practical and stylish. In addition, moccasin decorations often provide spiritual protection in the form of certain symbols, which remind the wearer of sacred places, beings or teachings. These symbols face the wearer rather than the viewer ... '

Ding Yi. Chinese artist.

The Legacy of Grammy Mirk.

Genesis: A Photographic Essay.

Line Art (Drawings) from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. All in the public domain.

Coca-Cola Television Advertisements.

The Principality of Sealand in the North Sea.

The Global State of Waveland in the Atlantic Ocean.

Beatrix Potter: Drawings of Animals. 'Beatrix Potter kept many different kinds of pets such as rabbits, hedgehogs, mice, lizards, newts, frogs, bats and toads. When she wrote and illustrated her Peter Rabbit books, she knew all about the animal characters that she was creating from having watched her own pets and their behaviour.'
Drawings of Plants.
Study of Fungi.
Drawings of Insects.

Vasily V. Grebennikov: Ink Drawings of Insects.

Images of Insects and Their Relatives. 'The Gillette Entomology Club at Colorado State University offers a large collection of insect slides for sale, including comprehensive lists of insects that are pests for particular commodities. '

Krishna Art Gallery.
' When Krishna opened His mouth wide by the order of mother Yasoda, she saw within His mouth all moving and nonmoving entities, outer space, and all directions, along with mountains, islands, oceans, the surface of the earth, the blowing wind, fire, the moon and the stars. She saw the planetary systems, water, light, air, sky, and creation by transformation of ahankara. She also saw the senses, the mind, sense perception, and the three qualities goodness, passion and ignorance. She saw the time allotted for the living entities, she saw natural instinct and the reactions of karma, and she saw desires and different varieties of bodies, moving and nonmoving. Seeing all these aspects of the cosmic manifestation, along with herself and Vrindavana-dhama, she became doubtful and fearful of her son's nature.'

BuddhaNet Comics: Original Buddhist Cartoons.

The Buddhist Society, UK.

London Buddhist Vihara. 'The London Buddhist Vihara is a leading centre for Theravada Buddhism. Formed in 1926 by Anagarika Dharmapala, the Vihara was the first Buddhist monastery to be established outside the continent of Asia. It has continued its missionary activities with resident bhikkhus (monks) from Sri Lanka throughout this period, with the exception of the 1940s due to World War II. The Vihara moved to Chiswick during 1964 when the Anagarika Dharmapala Trust of Sri Lanka purchased the freehold property at Heathfield Gardens. In 1994 the Vihara moved to new spacious premises in The Avenue, Chiswick. The Vihara is managed by the Anagarika Dharmapala Trust who also appoints the resident Dhammaduta Bhikkhus. '

Marxist Children's Literature. 'In the place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and its class antagonisms, there will be an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.' - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto.
Texts and illustrations.
Pushkin: Tsar Saltin - Liebknecht: The Spider and the Fly - Marti: Naughty Nene - Sandburg: Poems - Olesha: Three Fat Men

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Wolf at the Door.

Socialist Realist Painting.

Mexican Muralists.

Diana, Princess of Wales: A Pick of the Continuity Announcements Special. How the British media reported the death of Diana.
'most of the world now knows, Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris in the early hours of Sunday, 31st August 1997. This page shows highlights of how the British Television and Radio services covered the immediate news that Sunday, with particular emphasis on the BBC TV News coverage.'

Pink Ribbons Crusade Dress Collection. 'All of these dresses were owned by Princess Diana. '
Via the Pink Ribbons Crusade. 'Our mission is to continue the work of the Princess of Wales in fighting Breast Cancer. '

Death of a Princess: Diana 1961-1997. Time magazine special.

Images of Princess Diana's Funeral.
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26th September
The Smithsonian: Chinese Art.

The Smithsonian: Japanese Art.

The Smithsonian: South Asian & Himalayan Art.

The Smithsonian: Southeast Asian Art.

The Smithsonian: Biblical Manuscripts.

Madame Bonier de la Mosson as Diana.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library. 'Classic Christian books in electronic format, selected for your edification. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves! '

The Early Church. 'The inspiration for this site grew out of the interest generated by my first site, the Creationism and the Early Church Home Page), which indicated that there is a demand for detailed and well-written articles on biblical subjects on the Internet. As my original site was concerned with quite a narrow branch of biblical studies and church history I decided to develop three more sites, the first (BiblicalStudies.org.uk) providing resources for those studying the Scriptures and the second (this site) which will cover early church history until the rise of the medieval Papacy (c.600 AD). The third (TheologicalStudies.org.uk) is broader in its scope, encompassing Christian Theology in its diversity and referring to the other sites where appropriate. The fourth site (MedievalChurch.org.uk) covers church history from the rise of the Papacy to the time of the Reformation ... '

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum. 'The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism. '
'The museum has been re-designed into a modern, informative, and educational exhibition, using interactive touch screen displays new graphic panels telling the story in text and images. The museum sets out the Martyrs' story in four sections: Before the arrest, The Oath and Betrayal, Transportation, and the Homecoming. A new Book and CD-ROM have also been produced, all sponsored by trades unions and organisations.'
'The museum evolved out of the library which formed part of the Tolpuddle Martyrs Memorial Cottages, built in 1934 to mark the Centenary of the Martyrs' conviction. The library, meant for use by the workers living in the cottages, soon became a depository for various artefacts, documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Over the years, a rather ad hoc display telling the story of the Martyrs had evolved into the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum.'

Lotta Living. 'During the Postwar period (roughly 1945-1960) designers predicted the shape of things to come. Artists and architects revolutionized design and we still benefit from their imaginations today. The Mid Century Modern movement spawned the popularly accepted image of the atomic age we now live in. When we look to the past we can find our future. Although some of the ideas were far fetched - others were not so: talking cars, electrified homes, automated cooking and computers are all a part of daily life.'
'Lounge, Googie, Polynesia and classic Americana have stood the test of time and have all seen a Renaissance recently. T.V. commercials are filled with postwar images. NBC's Fraiser has an Eames chair in his living room and Target ads feature George Nelson - esque clocks. And vintage clothing has been incorporated into everyday wear ...'

Tiki Bosko. 'Welcome to the Ultimate source for the finest Tiki and Polynesian pop products, on the Internet Since 1996! '

Googie Architecture. 'Googie architecture was born of the post-WWII car-culture and thrived in the 1950s and 1960s. Bold angles, colorful signs, plate glass, sweeping cantilevered roofs and pop-culture imagery captured the attention of drivers on adjacent streets. Bowling alleys looked like Tomorrowland. Coffee shops looked like something in a Jetsons cartoon ... '

Leni Riefenstahl: The Nuba. Photography.

Seydou Keita. 'The magnificent work of Seydou Keita first came to my attention when a friend in Paris, Dominique Anginot, was good enough to send me the CD ROM he had produced with Mr. Keita's work. An excerpt of this splendid work done in Bamako, Mali, is presented here with permission from Lux Modernis, the publishers of this work ... '
Gallery.

South African Photography during the Era of Apartheid.
Protest - Miners - Township - Mandela - Detergent box home - Alexandra - Children

Japanese Streets. Japanese fashion.

The Other America: Life on Pine Ridge. 'In this website, we are attempting to bring a greater understanding of the presumed unknown history of the Lakota Sioux Indians from the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. We've included nine topics which we believe to be historically and culuturally relevant.'
'It is our hope that by obtaining a greater understanding of the history, you will be able to understand the Native American people today and their place in society.'

Inventory of Historic Light Stations. 'Click on a state in the list above to see a listing of the light stations located in that state. ' An extensive directory of historic lighthouses in the US; with images.
Big Sable Point, Michigan - Copper Harbor, Michigan - Biloxi, Mississippi - Cumberland Head, New York - Coney Island, New York - Bass River, Massachusetts - Battery Point, California - Alcatraz, California

Line Drawings of Owls.

Line Drawings of Pelicans.

Line Drawings of Songbirds.

Sri Ramakrishna. 'Sri Ramakrishna, the most revered saint in Bengal, had the astounding distinction of being declared an incarnation of God during his lifetime by many of the prominent scholars of his day. '
'Born in the Bengali farming village of Kamarpukur in 1836 (where pilgrims gather to this day to honor him), Ramakrishna showed a unique mystical spirituality from an early age. As a small boy, he once fell to the ground paralyzed in ecstasy at the beauty of a flock of pure white cranes against the background of a dark, looming rain cloud ... '

Om Guru. Gurus, Saints, and Seekers: Holy Men and Women in the Indian Tradition.

Sri Sarada Devi. The teacher who is considered to be an avatar of Kali.

Richard Kraft and Joe Biel. 'The collaborative team of Oregon artists Richard Kraft and Joe Biel created a body of work which deals with Judaism and the Holocaust. '

Lucinda Devlin. 'Lucinda Devlin's series of color photographs, "The Omega Suites," examines institutionalized death: the chair, chamber or gallows at the end of Death Row. '

Colleen Casey. 'For many years, Atlanta photographer Colleen Casey has looked unflinchingly at the volatile family life of her brother, his girlfriend and their son.'

Sophie Calle. 'Sophie Calle's series "Graves" consists of black and white photographs of graves and grave markers. '

Upper Peninsula Lighthouses on Lake Superior. 'Great Lakes shipping and travel shaped Michigan's history. Along the state's 3,200 miles of shoreline, more than 2 dozen museums and historical sites help preserve that maritime tradition.'

Lumbering in Michigan 1840-1900. 'Welcome to our section on Lumbering in Michigan. Michigan's rich history in this industry was responsible for many successes and failures and the products of this history helped rebuild Chicago and supply the western United States with lumber. While Michigan's automotive legacy is what most people remember today, it was the White Pine that first brought jobs and riches to the State. Today, there are fewer and fewer signs of this once great industry, and we have gathered a few items here to help tell the story ...'

Michigan through the Years. 'Michigan has a rich past. These 16 important dates chronicle over 300 years of Michigan history by featuring the people, places and events that make them significant.'
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