Posts tagged Europe
Posts tagged Europe
Wiener Werkstätte, 1920
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A chair from Marie Antoinette’s dairy at Rambouillet
(C) RMN (Château de Versailles) / Droits réservés
More views of the haunted derelict palace in Poland.
Shame to see such a wonderful building going to ruin!
Beware of the bats… and the Count!!
- In the 1800′s anyone in England who unsuccessfully attempted suicide faced the death penalty.
- In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
- Bubonic plague killed millions of people throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In 1996, five cases of plague were reported in the U.S.
During the period from the mid-1890s to 1914 America witnessed an unprecedented wave of immigration to her shores. The majority of this influx came from Eastern and Southern Europe. Those who could not afford the cost of a first or second-class ticket for the passage to the New World were taken to screening centers such as Ellis Island in New York City’s harbor. Those who suffered from a communicable disease or lacked sponsorship were turned away. Those who had a guaranteed job were also tuned away. Many who passed inspection made their way to the farms, mines, forests or other places of employment in America’s heartland. The majority ended up in the cities along America’s east coast.
Hand to God, I just saw this actual stereograph today in my History of Photo class, with the stereoscope and all. What I’m saying is I SAW THIS IN 3D
Allegedly, carrots are orange for entirely political reasons: in the 17th century, Dutch growers are thought to have cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange – who led the the struggle for Dutch independence – and the color stuck. A thousand years of yellow, white and purple carrot history was wiped out in a generation.
Although some scholars doubt if orange carrots even existed prior to the 16th century, they now form the basis of most commercial cultivators around the world. Presumably crosses between Eastern (purple), Western (white, red) and perhaps wild carrots led to the formation of the orange rooted carrot sub species. Turkey is often cited as the original birthplace of the hybrids (or mutations) of the two groups.
Whatever the origins, the Long Orange Dutch carrot, first described in writing in 1721, is the forebear of the orange Horn carrot varieties so abundant nowadays. The Horn Carrot derives from the Netherlands town of Hoorn in the neighborhood of which it was presumably bred. All our modern, western carrots ultimately descend from these varieties
I’d heard about this! :D
I have a little basic history timeline in my head.
okay, it’s mostly historic costume related, but in terms of both history and attire, the Medieval era is one I never had much personal interest in, despite it being a very intriguing point in human history. my little timeline is strongest from 1770 to present.
but my professor is clearly very passionate about it. that always helps. and I really am interested, it’s just that I need to be led through some subjects anyway.