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secretcinema1:

Times Square, New York, 1949, Fred Stein

secretcinema1:

Times Square, New York, 1949, Fred Stein

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smithsonianlibraries:

Galileo and Brahe and Newton, oh my! Some of our favorite manuscript treasures stopped by our Digital Imaging Center last week. Some of them may be making their way to the Smithsonian transcription center soon…

smithsonianlibraries:

Galileo and Brahe and Newton, oh my! Some of our favorite manuscript treasures stopped by our Digital Imaging Center last week. Some of them may be making their way to the Smithsonian transcription center soon…

— 1 week ago with 217 notes
The Art of Swimming (1587)Illustrations from Everard Digby’s De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English treatise on the practice… The work was hugely influential, not just providing a practical guide to staying afloat and different strokes but also in its attention to issues of safety.

The Art of Swimming (1587)
Illustrations from Everard Digby’s De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English treatise on the practice
… The work was hugely influential, not just providing a practical guide to staying afloat and different strokes but also in its attention to issues of safety.

(Source: publicdomainreview.org)

— 2 weeks ago
#history  #woodcut  #swimming 

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

(Source: vintagegal, via vintagegal)

— 4 weeks ago with 65738 notes