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moma:

Edward Hopper was born today in 1882. What do you imagine the usher in this painting is thinking? [Edward Hopper. New York Movie. 1939.]
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Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 

Istanbul’s amazing book benches
Benches placed in puclic places such as parks and bus tops all over the city. The project covers the works of 18 classic Turkish authors and each bench ir opened in the most memorable page of the book.
Sources: 1, 2, 
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uimapcoll:

thelandofmaps:

Time-lapse of American seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

Horrifying and illuminating. This process can be viewed on a smaller, more precise scale on the historic maps in our collection. The westward push gained momentum in Iowa during the 1830s/early 1840s.
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nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
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The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores.
via theheroinenextdoor
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todaysdocument:

A Scrap of Silk Tells an Airman’s Story:

On June 29, 1944, 16 American planes were flying a mission against the Japanese along the Laodoho River in the Hunan Province in China. After several followed a road away from the river, one of the planes crashed into a building and then skidded across the rice fields, breaking apart and burning.
Over a year later, the Changsha Search Team reported finding the grave of an unidentified pilot. The team recovered the engine numbers and serial plates of the carburetor and radio compass and noted that “A Chinese Flage [sic] Identification which was worn on this fliers [sic] jacket, number 12331, has been found.”
Foreign pilots were issued a rescue patch called a hu chao after they become advisers to the Chinese Air Force in 1937. The hu chao depicted the Chinese National Flag, the chop (stamp) of the Chinese Air Force Headquarters, and text in Mandarin or Cantonese that read: “This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue, protect, and provide him medical care.”
Lt. James Vurgaropulos carried just such a chit. James was born on February 22, 1919, in Lowell, MA, to Greek immigrant parents. He was a pilot in the 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Force when his plane went down on June 29, 1944, apparently killing him instantly. He was 25 years old.

Keep reading at Prologue: Pieces of History » A scrap of silk tells an airman’s story
todaysdocument:

A Scrap of Silk Tells an Airman’s Story:

On June 29, 1944, 16 American planes were flying a mission against the Japanese along the Laodoho River in the Hunan Province in China. After several followed a road away from the river, one of the planes crashed into a building and then skidded across the rice fields, breaking apart and burning.
Over a year later, the Changsha Search Team reported finding the grave of an unidentified pilot. The team recovered the engine numbers and serial plates of the carburetor and radio compass and noted that “A Chinese Flage [sic] Identification which was worn on this fliers [sic] jacket, number 12331, has been found.”
Foreign pilots were issued a rescue patch called a hu chao after they become advisers to the Chinese Air Force in 1937. The hu chao depicted the Chinese National Flag, the chop (stamp) of the Chinese Air Force Headquarters, and text in Mandarin or Cantonese that read: “This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue, protect, and provide him medical care.”
Lt. James Vurgaropulos carried just such a chit. James was born on February 22, 1919, in Lowell, MA, to Greek immigrant parents. He was a pilot in the 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Force when his plane went down on June 29, 1944, apparently killing him instantly. He was 25 years old.

Keep reading at Prologue: Pieces of History » A scrap of silk tells an airman’s story
todaysdocument:

A Scrap of Silk Tells an Airman’s Story:

On June 29, 1944, 16 American planes were flying a mission against the Japanese along the Laodoho River in the Hunan Province in China. After several followed a road away from the river, one of the planes crashed into a building and then skidded across the rice fields, breaking apart and burning.
Over a year later, the Changsha Search Team reported finding the grave of an unidentified pilot. The team recovered the engine numbers and serial plates of the carburetor and radio compass and noted that “A Chinese Flage [sic] Identification which was worn on this fliers [sic] jacket, number 12331, has been found.”
Foreign pilots were issued a rescue patch called a hu chao after they become advisers to the Chinese Air Force in 1937. The hu chao depicted the Chinese National Flag, the chop (stamp) of the Chinese Air Force Headquarters, and text in Mandarin or Cantonese that read: “This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue, protect, and provide him medical care.”
Lt. James Vurgaropulos carried just such a chit. James was born on February 22, 1919, in Lowell, MA, to Greek immigrant parents. He was a pilot in the 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Force when his plane went down on June 29, 1944, apparently killing him instantly. He was 25 years old.

Keep reading at Prologue: Pieces of History » A scrap of silk tells an airman’s story
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killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow
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magictransistor:

A young woman places the needle onto a gramophone record player in an air raid shelter, somewhere in North London, c.1940.
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obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Legend
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was gunned down during a speech in New York City. As he lay dying, one of the first people to rush to his side was Yuri Kochiyama who held his head in her hands saying, “Please, Malcolm! Please, Malcolm! Stay alive!” The scene was captured in a LIFE magazine photograph documenting the black leader’s assassination.
Mrs. Kochiyama met Mr. X several years earlier, going up to the black nationalist leader in a crowded courthouse and asking to shake his hand. When he asked why, she replied “To congratulate you for giving direction to your people.”
He was not the only one. Mrs. Kochiyama spent her life fighting for the rights of fellow Japanese-Americans. It began within hours of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Her father, a fisherman of Japanese descent, was one of the first men arrested by the FBI after news of Japan’s surprise attack on the U.S. Navy. he was released six weeks later, but died within 12 hours of his return home.
A few months later, the rest of her family was moved into an internment camp in Jerome, Arkansas. They were forced to stay there for two years. It was at that time that she began to recognize the similarities in the treatment of Japanese-Americans and the Southern black community. She made a personal commitment to fight against racial injustice.
In 1960, she moved with her husband, Bill Kochiyama (a fellow internee and veteran of the 442nd regiment - the most decorated in World War II) to Manhattan. They lived in Harlem and were very active in the civil rights movement, hosting Freedom Riders in her home and joining the Harlem Parents Committee, which focused on neighborhood safety and equality in education.
It was in 1963 that she met Malcolm X and joined his Organization for Afro-American Unity the following year. (Another member of the OAAU was Maya Angelou, featured previously on Obit of the Day.) This was also when the FBI began keeping a file on Mrs. Kochiyama which included notes describing her as a “Red Chinese agent.”
She remained politically active throughout the 1960s and ’70s, protesting the Vietnam War and pushing for nuclear disarmament.
In the 1980s Mrs. and Mr. Kochiyama pushed aggressively for an official apology from the U.S. government for the blatantly racist segregation of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent during the war. They were victorious. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act which was an official apology and awarded each survivor of internment $20,000.
For her work, Mrs. Kochiyama was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.
Yuri Kochiyama died on June 1, 2014 at the age of 93.
Sources: NPR (obituary), NPR (August 2013), Democracy Now (interview), www.blackpast.org, and Wikipedia
(Image: Yuri Kochiyama speaking at an anti-war rally in Central Park in 1968. Courtesy of the Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center vis NPR.org)
Also relevant on Obit of the Day:
Patricia Stephens Due - Founder of the Tallahassee chapter of CORE
Clara Luper - Oklahoma civil rights pioneer
Franklin McCain - One of the four college students who began the Greensboro, NC Woolworth sit-in
Fred Shuttlesworth - Leader of the “Children’s Crusade”
Senji Yamaguchi - Survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bomb who spent his life fighting for nuclear disarmament