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USS Commodore Perry, a ferryboat converted into a gunboat, Pamunkey River, Virginia, 1864.
From: The National Archives

USS Commodore Perry, a ferryboat converted into a gunboat, Pamunkey River, Virginia, 1864.

From: The National Archives

humanoidhistory:

A man of the Caucasus, 1896, “Okhotnik kabardinskago polka.” (New York Public Library)

humanoidhistory:

A man of the Caucasus, 1896, “Okhotnik kabardinskago polka.” (New York Public Library)

burnedshoes:

PHOTOBOOK: SHŌMEI TŌMATSU - CHEWING GUM AND CHOCOLATE

Shōmei Tōmatsu, one of Japan’s foremost twentieth-century photographers, created one of the defining portraits of postwar Japan. Beginning with his meditation on the devastation caused by the atomic bombs in 11:02 Nagasaki, Tomatsu continued to focus on the tensions between traditional Japanese culture and the growing westernization of the nation in his seminal book Nihon.

Beginning in the late 1950s, Tomatsu committed to photographing as many of the American military bases in Japan as possible. Tomatsu’s photographs focused on the seismic impact of the American victory and occupation: uniformed American soldiers carousing in red-light districts with Japanese women; foreign children at play in seedy landscapes, home to American forces; and the emerging protest formed in response to the ongoing American military presence. He originally named this series Occupation, but later retitled it Chewing Gum and Chocolate to reflect the handouts given to Japanese kids by the soldiers—sugary and addictive, but ultimately lacking in nutritional value.

And although many of his most iconic images are from this series, this work has never before been gathered together in a single volume. Leo Rubinfien contributes an essay that engages with Tomatsu’s ambivalence toward the American occupation and the shifting national identity of Japan. Also included in this volume are never-before-translated writings by Tomatsu from the 1960s and ’70s, providing context for both the artist’s original intentions and the sociopolitical thinking of the time. (+)

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Young Ernest Hemingway holds a gun while standing on a boat, near Windemere Cottage at Walloon Lake, Michigan. 1903.
From: The JFK Library

Young Ernest Hemingway holds a gun while standing on a boat, near Windemere Cottage at Walloon Lake, Michigan. 1903.

From: The JFK Library

Risotto in Ascona, 1968.
From: The Dutch National Archives

Risotto in Ascona, 1968.

From: The Dutch National Archives

retrocampaigns:

Jimmy Carter chilling and eating barbecue chicken with his brother, Billy, at a campaign stop in 1976. They were at Billy’s gas station in their hometown of Plains, Georgia … but you probably could have guessed it was the south due to the sliced white bread & barbecue combo.
Via the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

retrocampaigns:

Jimmy Carter chilling and eating barbecue chicken with his brother, Billy, at a campaign stop in 1976. They were at Billy’s gas station in their hometown of Plains, Georgia … but you probably could have guessed it was the south due to the sliced white bread & barbecue combo.

Via the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.

—Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

(via eglantinebr)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Adolphe Leon Willette

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Adolphe Leon Willette

Ernest Hemingway’s Very First Published Stories, Free as an eBook

Instead of shelling out to a rare-book dealer for Three Stories & Ten Poems — admire the sacrifice involved though a true Hemingwayite may — you can read even more of the Old Man and the Sea author’s early stuff in the free e-book embedded just above: 1946′s The First Forty Nine Stories.

(Source: thelettersofernesthemingway)

I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I think, that history is philosophy teaching by examples.

—Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department of North American Aviation’s Inglewood, California, plant, in October of 1942.”
(LoC)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department of North American Aviation’s Inglewood, California, plant, in October of 1942.”

(LoC)

(Source: loc.gov)

humanoidhistory:

SMILE, YOU’RE GOING TO THE MOON! — On the morning of April 16, 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young, Charlie Duke, and Ken Mattingly look cool, calm, and collected while getting a pressure integrity check during suit-up for launch. (NASA)

theparisreview:

“One adds to the stock for one’s own entertainment.”
Kingsley Amis would have been ninety-two today. Read the story behind his James Bond novel.

theparisreview:

“One adds to the stock for one’s own entertainment.”

Kingsley Amis would have been ninety-two today. Read the story behind his James Bond novel.

"A control man points out to a car driver an important notice."
From: The Dutch National Archives

"A control man points out to a car driver an important notice."

From: The Dutch National Archives


SPAIN. Valencia. US writer and journalist Ernest HEMINGWAY getting ready to go out to cover the battle of Teruel. December 1937. - Robert Capa.

SPAIN. Valencia. US writer and journalist Ernest HEMINGWAY getting ready to go out to cover the battle of Teruel. December 1937. - Robert Capa.

(Source: madfuture, via gthegentleman)