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Beautiful, Color Photographs of Paris Taken 100 Years Ago—at the Beginning of World War I & the End of La Belle Époque | Open Culture
It may well be that the major pivot points of history are only visible to those around the bend. For those of us immersed in the present—for all of its deafening sirens of violent upheaval—the exact years future generations will use to mark our epoch remain unclear. But when we look back, certain years stand out above all others, those that historians use as arrestingly singular book titles: 1066: The Year of Conquest, 1492: The Year the World Began, 1776. The first such year in the 20th century gets a particularly grim subtitle in historian Paul Ham’s 1914: The Year the World Ended.
It sounds like hyperbolic marketing, but that apocalyptic description of the effects of World War I comes from some of the most eloquent voices of the age, whether those of American expatriates like Gertrude Stein or T.S. Eliot, or of European soldier-poets like Wilfred Owen or Siegfried Sassoon.
photography  history  europe  1910s 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Madame's Marmon: 1919 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos
San Francisco, 1919. "Marmon Limousine on Stockton Street at Union Square between Geary & Post." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/22062?size=_original
cars  1910s  shorpy  photography  fashion 
may 2017 by rgl7194
PARADE'S END - The Making of Parade's End - YouTube
Published on Dec 19, 2016
PARADE'S END - The Making of Parade's End - an HBO-BBC production. On various locations filmed in Belgium - thanks to the cities of Nieuwpoort and Veurne. Clip tranlated with the support of The Newport Times Nieuwpoort
bbc  tv  war  1910s  fashion  youtube 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Culture Club: 1918 | Shorpy | Old Photos
San Francisco, 1918. "Buick Model 46 four-passenger touring coupe at De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park." 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/21932?size=_original
cars  shorpy  photography  fashion  1910s 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Honest Trailers: Titanic - YouTube
Published on Apr 5, 2012
James Cameron's blockbuster film TITANIC, is back and longer than ever, this time in 3D!! Starring Leonardo DaVinci and Boobs! #HonestTrailers
Honest Trailers: Titanic
Created & Directed by Andy Signore & Brett Weiner
Executive Producer Mitch Rotter
Written by Brett Weiner, Andy Signore, Alex Sargeant & Jess Lane
Edited by Brett Weiner
Voiceover Narration by Gannon Nickell - http://www.twitter.com/gannonnickell
movies  review  honest_trailers  youtube  trailer  1910s  tie  adventure  romance 
march 2017 by rgl7194
With Belles On: 1918 | Shorpy | Old Photos
San Francisco, 1918. "Buick roadster at agency." The ideal conveyance for madcap motoring. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/21838?size=_original
shorpy  photography  cars  fashion  1910s 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Neoclassical Gas: 1919 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
San Francisco, 1919. "Hudson Biddle & Smart touring limousine at Palace of Fine Arts." Home, Fido! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/21693?size=_original
shorpy  photography  cars  fashion  1910s 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Photos: Take A Peek Inside L.A.'s Historic Theaters: LAist
Most of the 12 remaining theaters on Broadway date back to the 1920s and '30s and include lavish movie palaces like the Los Angeles Theatre (built in 1931)
historic-sites  historic-preservation  history-of-interiors  buildings  architecture  interior-design  theaters  institutional-design  entertainment  commercial  1920s  1930s  1910s  gildedage  beauxarts  20th-century 
february 2017 by dilibrary
9. A Servant to Servants. Frost, Robert. 1915. North of Boston
"And I can agree to that, or in so far
As that I can see no way out but through"
robert_frost  north_of_boston  1915  1910s  poem  poetry  servant  farm  work  labor  mental_health  freedom  cage  women 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Offroaders: 1919 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
San Francisco circa 1919. "Franklin touring car." Some of the ladies last glimpsed here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/21600?size=_original
shorpy  photography  cars  1910s 
january 2017 by rgl7194
In the Heart of the Christmas Pines by Leona Dalrymple - Free Ebook
Jean Varian pays a visit to a small town over Christmas and comes to love more of its people than she thought she would.
books  fiction  LeonaDalrymple  byWomen  ProjectGutenberg  Christmas  America  orphans  longlostrelative  heiresses  1910s 
december 2016 by redeemingqualities
Sixth Wheel: 1919 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
"We always carry a spare, just in case."
San Francisco circa 1919. "Mercer touring car at Chain of Lakes, Golden Gate Park." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/21511?size=_original
cars  shorpy  photography  fashion  1910s 
december 2016 by rgl7194

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