Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables – by Eugene de Salignac
The only available information about these pictures is the description in the Library of Congress:
“The woman ‘Cop’ (a dream). A Suffragette posed to illustrate the woman police concept – Cincinnati/”
Yet, as odd as it may appear, it may be possible to take them at face value. In 1910, only 12 months after these pictures were […]
The First Chechen War, also known as the War in Chechnya, was a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, fought from December 1994 to August 1996. After the initial campaign of 1994–1995, culminating in the devastating Battle of Grozny, Russian federal forces attempted to seize control of the mountainous area […]
Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens. The kitchen employed a few people, but fed many more. In fact, preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, “soup kitchens” like the one Al Capone founded, provided the only meals that some unemployed Americans had. Soup kitchens rose to prominence in the U.S. during […]
Penguin on the left: “I’m here to fuck shit up!”
If you think you’re thankful for computers, just think about how NASA feels about them. Before the days of computers, NASA employees had a much more laborious way of calculating and presenting their data.
Before the days of computers, employees at NASA would have to go about conveying their knowledge in a much more laborious way: […]
On December 1, 1990, construction workers from Britain and France drilled though the final section of rock between them to join the two halves of the Channel Tunnel and meet under the English Channel.
Drilling into the final half-metre of wall began at 11am, and before long French worker Philippe Cozette and Briton Graham Fagg were […]
A very young Iron Man and Iron Mike in 1986. Robert Downey Jr. with Mike Tyson are caught in a photo they’d both laugh at today.
BlackBook talked to director James Toback about Tyson, his new documentary on the heavyweight boxer. During the interview they also talk about Toback’s 1999 film Black and White about a documentary filmmaker played by […]