these are the timesdirty beloved
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Why?

10.2.07

Raymond Duncan, wife and child January 11, 1912

Kai-Shek Chaing - early days

Levittown 1953
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Marshall McLuhan
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ENIAC: General view, with Portable Function Table in foreground

television screen with Valentina Nikolaeva-Tereshkova during her fifth orbit
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Valentina Nikolaeva-Tereshkova:

On June 16, 1963, Valentina became the first woman in space and the first non-testpilot cosmonaut in the Vostok 6. She orbited the Earth 48 times in 71 hours. She landed back on Earth on June 19 and after that experience, she left the program.
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She handed out her space-rations to on-lookers at the landing site, it is claimed, in order to cover up the fact she did not eat enough during the flight.

8.2.07

X-ray of bound feet, China
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Sarah Grand, author of "The Heavenly Twins"

...born in Ireland in 1854...a leading figure in late nineteenth-century feminism of social and moral purity. Her fiction explores the possibilities of female emancipation in the public sphere of education and career. At the same time she endorsed marriage and motherhood of the highest standard exacted by the sexually selective woman of the future. Her belief in female evolutionary superiority was often expressed in a moral eugenics toward the regeneration of the race and nation.
Having failed to find a publisher for her first novel Ideala (1888) she printed it herself, seven years after its completion.
["The Heavenly Twins"]...a controversial bestseller in England and the United States...This triple decker novel in deploring sexual ignorance and hypocrisy in marriage gave a disturbing depiction of a syphilitic wife and baby. The eponymous twins, Angelica and Diablo, served to question gender roles; 'The Tenor and the Boy' is a cross-dressing episode in which Angelica tells the tenor that as “the Boy” she has enjoyed, “free intercourse with your masculine mind undiluted by your masculine prejudices and proclivities with regard to my sex”...In the late 1890's, at the end of the New Woman novel's heyday, Grand was lecturing and campaigning widely in England and America on women's suffrage...After moving to Bath in 1920, she served as mayoress during 1922-29.
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Floride Green
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Turgenev
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Coxey at the Capitol. The Commonweal Army leaving Brightwood Camp May 10 1894
wikipedia
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ssa.gov

Miss Bessie O. Potter in her studio
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Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. Ensley steel plant and furnaces. Colored recreation class at school no. 1 - 1917
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Sidney Webb/Mrs. Sidney Webb - group of English socialists - 1894

Blériot in flight May 1909
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Louis Blériot with his plane after landing at Dover 1909
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Man loading hay on ox-drawn wagon, on which are seated a boy and woman listening to the radio - 1923
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Pistol Packin' Mama

ZaSu Pitts, Disneyland 1956.
One has memories of Disneyland in 1956 - one was there, then.
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ZaSu Pitts takes Flight Officer Ted Peiken of the British Air Force for a spin in Central Park in her Columbia electric car of the 1904 vintage - 1944
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Wavey hands mean hello from ZaSu Pitts

Atwater Kent, standing by radio, and seven other people listening to the radio
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Atwater Kent
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Tishcohan and Lapowinsa were chiefs of the Lenape Tribe. They were signers of the Walking Purchase Treaty of 1735/37 in which William Penn's sons, John and Thomas, acquired a vast track of land in Pennsylvania. The Penns claimed that they had a deed dating to the 1680s in which the Lenape Tribe had promised to sell a tract of land beginning between the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers (near Wrightstown, Pennsylvania) "as far west as a man could walk in a day and a half." Chiefs Lapowinsa, Tishcohan and other leaders of the Lenape tribe believed that the treaty was genuine and also assumed that about 40 miles was the most a man could walk through the wilderness in a day and a half. James Logan hired the three fastest runners in Pennsylvania (Edward Marshall, Solomon Jennings and James Yeates) to run out the purchase on a pre-surveyed trail. The three runners covered almost 70 miles and the Penns acquired 1,200,000 acres of land, an area roughly equivalent to the state of Rhode Island. The Lenape tried unsuccessfully for almost 20 years to have the agreement overturned; they were forced to vacate the land and move to the Shamokin and Wyoming valleys.
Portraits before 1840
Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection
Atwater Kent Museum

Pauline Frederick, holding two-way radio in preparation for NBC radio coverage of the 1956 political conventions
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"radio" at the Library of Congress

6.2.07

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The milkman tunes in at milking time
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Paymaster's car, Blue Creek Station
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S.S. Cleveland party in the Sacred Cave Enoshimia, Japan 1913
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Boy, seated, full-length, facing right, holding violin and bow
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Bernheimer Home, Hollywood, Calif. 1922
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Sea bathing at Ostend
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A good action shot of a couple of the girls at the "Y" camp at Plano, Ill. August 5, 1930
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Lake Steamer Twilight docked at Moosehead Lake, Maine between 1884 and 1891 (detail)
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Susanna Jayne, Marblehead, Mass., 1776 -
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The children are sent to the asylum
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The Gray Goose Meets The Sausage
Howard Pyle 1886
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Fried. Krupp. Essen.
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Siege of Vicksburg
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YSTER LOAF 2¢
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OYSTER COCKTAIL 10¢
Mielke's Lunch Stand
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Oh Henry
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storage yard of a tile factory St Louis, Missouri Sept. 29 1905
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Forest Park, St. Louis - Pavilion Reflected in Lake Dec 27 1898
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Young woman listening to her portable radio on the beach Atlantic City, N.J. August 7 1922
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Woman examining the latest in British combination cook-stove and fireplace in London between 1920 and 1930
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Police officers removing sit-down strikers from the Yale and Towne Manufacturing plant Detroit, Michigan March 1937
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South African Airways 1936
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On The Air "Air Force Agent"
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atop Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ill. December 27 1930
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George Bernard Shaw addressing his first American audience from a London studio
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Marlene Dietrich May 1942
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workers at the Centroshamot No. 9 factory, Woronesh Distr. U.S.S.R 1931
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Woman listening to radio in her home April 4 1922
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woman reclining on a sofa, wearing radio headset, listening to radio March 28 1923
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biggest wheel on earth
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Nita Naldi listening to a fellow Italian singing an operatic selection on the radiophone
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Good Music
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The First Dancing Lesson
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The Bedtime Story
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Josephine Young of Riverside, Conn., and J.W. Elwood of New York, holding portable radio outfit and dancing to broadcasted foxtrot, while making a trip to Albany on Senator Guglielmo Marconi's yacht Elettra June 26 1922
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Official World's Fair Color Television Communications Center New York 1964

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