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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 days 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)

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nelsoncarpenter:

landscapemode: Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940) Garden at Vaucresson  Date: 1920; reworked 1926, 1935, 1936 )

nelsoncarpenter:

landscapemode: Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940) Garden at Vaucresson  Date: 1920; reworked 1926, 1935, 1936
 )

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marylouv:

hidden by the swell..
Anthony Morris photo

marylouv:

hidden by the swell..

Anthony Morris photo

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In Hot Springs, North Carolina, residents of an alien internment camp active from 1917 to 1918 built an authentic German village. They used tobacco tins to construct the church at the end of the lane. (Photo: Adolph Thierbach/Madison County Library)
The U.S. Confiscated Half a Billion Dollars in Private Property During WWI America’s home front was the site of interment, deportation, and vast property seizure
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In Hot Springs, North Carolina, residents of an alien internment camp active from 1917 to 1918 built an authentic German village. They used tobacco tins to construct the church at the end of the lane. (Photo: Adolph Thierbach/Madison County Library)


The U.S. Confiscated Half a Billion Dollars in Private Property During WWI America’s home front was the site of interment, deportation, and vast property seizure

[from the smithsonian]

(Source: smithsonianmag.com)

— 1 month ago
#history  #WWII History  #internment camps