11th of September 2012
 
fuckyeahbookarts:

“Ten years ago, my husband, the cartoonist Art Spiegelman, our daughter, and I stood four blocks away from the second tower as we watched it collapse in excruciatingly slow motion. Later, back in my office, I felt that images were suddenly powerless to help us understand what had happened. The only appropriate solution seemed to be to publish no cover image at all—an all-black cover. Then Art suggested adding the outlines of the two towers, black on black. So from no cover came a perfect image, which conveyed something about the unbearable loss of life, the sudden absence in our skyline, the abrupt tear in the fabric of reality.”
- Art Editor Françoise Mouly on “9/11/2001,” the first New Yorker cover following 9/11.

fuckyeahbookarts:

“Ten years ago, my husband, the cartoonist Art Spiegelman, our daughter, and I stood four blocks away from the second tower as we watched it collapse in excruciatingly slow motion. Later, back in my office, I felt that images were suddenly powerless to help us understand what had happened. The only appropriate solution seemed to be to publish no cover image at all—an all-black cover. Then Art suggested adding the outlines of the two towers, black on black. So from no cover came a perfect image, which conveyed something about the unbearable loss of life, the sudden absence in our skyline, the abrupt tear in the fabric of reality.”

- Art Editor Françoise Mouly on “9/11/2001,” the first New Yorker cover following 9/11.

(via teachingliteracy)

4th of July 2012
 
holdthisphoto:

Child as Liberty, 1916

holdthisphoto:

Child as Liberty, 1916

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(Source: goth-2-boss)

 
mudwerks:

July 4th 1944 (by paul.malon)

Illustration by Frances Tipton Hunter.

mudwerks:

July 4th 1944 (by paul.malon)

Illustration by Frances Tipton Hunter.

16th of April 2012
 
longreads:

The story of an astrologer who claimed in a 1941 keynote address that the stars indicated Hitler would invade the United States from Brazil and eventually be defeated. The astrologer, Louis de Wohl, was actually an agent for the British government:

What no one realized was that de Wohl’s lecture was pure propaganda from the British government, which was attempting to drag the Roosevelt administration into WWII by any means necessary. De Wohl, who was employed by SOE (Special Operations Executive, the wartime sabotage unit), had been dispatched with instructions to present himself as a renowned astrologer with no connections to Britain, and to undermine America’s belief in the invincibility of Hitler. As the spy novelist William Boyd put it in a 2008 radio interview: ‘At the time, there was a perception of American people, in the minds of the British Security Services, that they were more gullible than us Brits.’

“The Inconvenient Astrologer Of MI5.” — Emma Garman, The Awl
See also: “CIA Divorces: The Secrecy When Spies Split.” — Ian Shapira, Washington Post

longreads:

The story of an astrologer who claimed in a 1941 keynote address that the stars indicated Hitler would invade the United States from Brazil and eventually be defeated. The astrologer, Louis de Wohl, was actually an agent for the British government:

What no one realized was that de Wohl’s lecture was pure propaganda from the British government, which was attempting to drag the Roosevelt administration into WWII by any means necessary. De Wohl, who was employed by SOE (Special Operations Executive, the wartime sabotage unit), had been dispatched with instructions to present himself as a renowned astrologer with no connections to Britain, and to undermine America’s belief in the invincibility of Hitler. As the spy novelist William Boyd put it in a 2008 radio interview: ‘At the time, there was a perception of American people, in the minds of the British Security Services, that they were more gullible than us Brits.’

“The Inconvenient Astrologer Of MI5.” — Emma Garman, The Awl

See also: “CIA Divorces: The Secrecy When Spies Split.” — Ian Shapira, Washington Post

8th of April 2012
 

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

mentalflossr:

They called it “Angel’s Glow,” and it may have saved their lives.

 
xplanes:

“Ferguson’s “Victorious Virgin” flew the squadron’s 2000th four-engined sortie on 21 March, 1945. The 4000 lb “cookie” bomb was painted by Ferguson and labeled, “An Easter Egg for Hitler.” This is the only known example of ‘nose art’ on a bomb.” (via)

xplanes:

Ferguson’s “Victorious Virgin” flew the squadron’s 2000th four-engined sortie on 21 March, 1945. The 4000 lb “cookie” bomb was painted by Ferguson and labeled, “An Easter Egg for Hitler.” This is the only known example of ‘nose art’ on a bomb.” (via)

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6th of April 2012
 
calumet412:

The Capitol Theater, 7921 S Halsted, c.1925, Chicago.
Ryerson and Burnham Archives; 000017_100714-009.jpg

calumet412:

The Capitol Theater, 7921 S Halsted, c.1925, Chicago.

Ryerson and Burnham Archives; 000017_100714-009.jpg

(Source: calumet412)

3rd of April 2012
 
nwkarchivist:

FOUND: Important Facts For Smokers Discovered By Science!
Newsweek July 28, 1934

nwkarchivist:

FOUND: Important Facts For Smokers Discovered By Science!

Newsweek July 28, 1934

(via newsweek)

2nd of April 2012
 

detoulouse | notorious-bloodbath:
Soviet soldier carrying the head of a statue of Hitler, Berlin 1945. Photograph by Yevgeny Khaldei.

detoulouse | notorious-bloodbath:

Soviet soldier carrying the head of a statue of Hitler, Berlin 1945. Photograph by Yevgeny Khaldei.

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