1871: Some Have Entertained Angels Unawares

Edward Clifford - Some Have Entertained Angels Unawares (1871)

Edward Clifford: Some Have Entertained Angels Unawares (1871)

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1968: BE THE THING!

Making It Strange #4 (1968)

Two exercises from Making It Strange #4, a workbook for elementary school students published by Harper & Row in 1968:

[1] BE ZERO AND SEE THE WORLD

Simple things often seem dull
until you get inside them and think the way they do….
In this lesson you will use BEING THE THING
to see the number ZERO in a new way.
As ZERO you have specific uses and a unique shape.
Here are some of the ways you are used:

In the number “101” you are a place holder.
In the problem “One minus one equals?”
you are the answer, “ZERO.”
In the problem “ZERO times ZERO equals?”
you are the answer, “ZERO.”
Even when you are an important answer,
you still amount to nothing

On the lines below, describe yourself as ZERO. BE ZERO and see the world.

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In this lesson,
the best way to get to know ZERO is to BE it.
Close your eyes and imagine
that your whole body is in the shape of ZERO.
You have leaned over backwards
and grabbed your feet with your hands.

How do the muscles of your body feel in this position?

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1979: Brown v. Board

Milton Williams - Parade Thrills! (1979)

Milton Williams: Parade Thrills!

Taken May 17, 1979, on the 25th anniversary of the US Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ruled that public schools could not be segregated.

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1948: The Rivers of America

The Rivers of America

The Rivers of America consists of sixty-five volumes published over 37 years (1937-1974):

Published by Farrar & Rinehart (1937–1946):
1. The Kennebec: Cradle of the Americans, Robert P. Tristram Coffin, 1937; illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza
2. The Upper Mississippi, Walter Havighurst, 1938; illustrated by David Granahan and Lolita Granahan
3. The Suwannee: Strange Green Land, Cecile Hulse Matschat, 1938; illustrated by Alexander Key
4. The Powder: Let ‘er Buck, Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938; illustrated by Ross Santee
5. The James, Blair Niles, 1939; illustrated by Edward Shenton
6. The Hudson, Carl Carmer, 1939; illustrated by Stow Wengenroth
7. The Sacramento: River of Gold, Julian Dana, 1939; illustrated by J. O’Hara Cosgrave, II
8. The Wabash, William E. Wilson, 1940; illustrated by John de Martelly
9. The Arkansas, Clyde Brion Davis, 1940; illustrated by Donald McKay
10. The Delaware, Harry Emerson Wildes, 1940; illustrated by Irwin D. Hoffman
11. The Illinois, James Gray, 1940
12. The Kaw: Heart of a Nation, Floyd Benjamin Streeter, 1941; illustrated by Isabel Bate and Harold Black

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1976: House

Francesca Woodman - House #4, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

Francesca Woodman: House #4, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

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1690: Dance of the Rats

Ferdinand Van Kessel - The Dance of the Rats (1690)

Ferdinand Van Kessel: The Dance of the Rats (1690)

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2018: The Sky

2018-05-11-20

Earlier this evening; see more here.

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