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Better Homes and Gardens, June 1944. 

Better Homes and Gardens, June 1944. 

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Today would have been Emmett Till’s 79th birthday. He was born in Chicago on...

Today would have been Emmett Till’s 79th birthday. He was born in Chicago on July 25, 1941 , the son of migrants from Mississippi. That’s him on the left.

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fourfishermen: ““Down the centuries,” Hart writes in an essay collected in...

fourfishermen: ““Down the centuries,” Hart writes in an essay collected in Theological Territories, “Christian culture has largely ignored the social provocation of the early church’s organization,”...

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In the summer of 1972, 26-year-old San Fernando valley native...

In the summer of 1972, 26-year-old San Fernando valley native Rick McCloskey was photographing life on SoCal’s Van Nuys Boulevard, looking on as the bright young things cruised in cars and hung out....

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Feudal Society, “The Fief,” Marc Bloch.

Feudal Society, “The Fief,” Marc Bloch.

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Roland Petersen“The Other Side of the Rainbow,” 1972.

Roland Petersen“The Other Side of the Rainbow,” 1972.

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"And you have fixed my Life – however short. You did not light me: I was...

“And you have fixed my Life – however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet; but you have fixed me. I spun round you a satellite for a month, but I shall swing out soon, a dark star in...

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“What We Know of Sappho,” Judith Schalansky.

“What We Know of Sappho,” Judith Schalansky.

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Unidentified photographersRiver Baptisms, c. 1880-1930.These...

Unidentified photographersRiver Baptisms, c. 1880-1930. These outdoor communal rites were public displays of faith, practiced by thousands of Protestants, and witnessed by whole communities. A...

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“Now M-H Electrons are at war, performing miracles in planes,...

“Now M-H Electrons are at war, performing miracles in planes, tanks and ships for our armed forces. These same miracles… will be available to home-owners everywhere after peace comes.” Better Homes and...

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Auguste Herbin“Still Life with Lamp,” 1905.

Auguste Herbin“Still Life with Lamp,” 1905.

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A nice chicken I encountered in the margins of a Haggadah, the...

A nice chicken I encountered in the margins of a Haggadah, the ‘Ashkenazi Haggadah,’ with commentaries attributed to Eleazar Ben Judah of Worms, c. 1430. The British Library

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Trecheng Breth Féne, “The Triads of Ireland,” 100.

Trecheng Breth Féne, “The Triads of Ireland,” 100.

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"Most people cut down to two meals, or even one when winter set in. Thus...

“Most people cut down to two meals, or even one when winter set in. Thus undernourished they moved about as little as possible and tried to conserve their strength until spring… The big problem facing...

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"Our ancestors were of the opinion that the circle of the whole world was...

“Our ancestors were of the opinion that the circle of the whole world was surrounded by the girdle of Ocean on three sides. Its three parts they called Asia, Europe and Africa. Concerning this...

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"[Dicineus] urged them to contemplate the twelve signs and the courses of the...

“[Dicineus] urged them to contemplate the twelve signs and the courses of the planets passing through them, and the whole of astronomy. He told them how the disc of the moon gains increase or suffers...

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“A FEMALE LONGSHOREMAN —She Dresses Like a Man, Works Hard and...

“A FEMALE LONGSHOREMAN —She Dresses Like a Man, Works Hard and Is a Pugilist” Los Angeles Herald, No. 163, March 12, 1899.

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unhistorical: Jon LandauOriginal liner notes from Aretha...

unhistorical: Jon LandauOriginal liner notes from Aretha Franklin’s Lady Soul, 1968.  / David Gahr“Aretha Franklin,” Atlantic Studios, 1968. Happy birthday Diva 🎂🎈

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"In 1915 Upton Sinclair, then at the pinnacle of his fame, had come to live...

“In 1915 Upton Sinclair, then at the pinnacle of his fame, had come to live in Pasadena. Learning of the disturbances at San Pedro, Mr. Sinclair announced that he intended to speak at Liberty Hill… On...

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