Category Archives: History

History is at the Core of Propaganda

Photograph by Gilles Sabrié

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Catalogue

In the spring of 1945 American armies advancing through Germany discovered a cache of paintings from Berlin museums hidden in a salt mine. The works were transported to the United States for “safekeeping.” Under supervision of the Army, they were … Continue reading

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Deja Vu-Do

John Otterbridge via Tilton Gallery

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Figure of a Female in Oak

from Ballachulish, 725 – 500 BC National Museums Scotland

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MAR 28 1966

Mrs. Ruth Muirhead, secretary, examines the damage Vandals Make Shambles Of School; $4,000 Loss

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Trump’s First 100 Days

(Flip) FLOP The Precipice Francis Danby (1793–1861) Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts by Susan Brind Morrow

The “Pyramid Texts” are a group of hieroglyphics that were inscribed on the insides of the Old Kingdom pyramids at Saqqara 4,000 years ago, and, as such, some of the oldest writings that we are aware of. Intended only for … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

Photo of girl in white bathing suit standing atop blocks of ice supported by a sheet of “Tuf-flex” glass over a raging fire. from the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, The Ward M. Cannaday Center, University Libraries, Toledo, Ohio

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Mrs. Abraham Crouch (Sophia Jane Withers)

Artist: Unknown American Date: ca. 1805 Medium: watercolor The young wife of Abraham Crouch, Sophia died at age twenty-one and is buried in St. Philip’s churchyard. The portrait was probably painted ca. 1805 when Sophia was in her teens. Gibbes … Continue reading

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COSTUME DRAWING FOR THE AKRON RUBBER BALL: TRANSPORTATION (FEMALE) , 1938-1939

    Viktor Schreckengost (Sebring, Ohio, 1906 – 2008, Tallahassee, Florida) Renowned for his work in ceramics and toy and industrial design, Schreckengost also designed dazzling costumes for the royal court of the 1939 Akron Rubber Ball, a lavish social … Continue reading

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