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1921: Beware the Ides of March

The National Association for the Promotion of Labor Unionism Among Negroes was founded in 1918 by A. Philip Randolph—the great union organizer who would later form the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters—and writer Chandler Owens; it was promoted through their … Continue reading

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1810: A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom

A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)

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1919: Queen Alice

Illustrations from a 1919 photoplay edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (source). The photos are stills from the 1915 silent film adaptation of the books, which starred Viola Savoy as Alice.

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1906: Martyr

F. Holland Day – Saint Sebastian (1906) Although the traditional iconography shows Saint Sebastian pierced by arrows, this is not actually how he dies and becomes a martyr. The 13th century Legenda aurea, a collection of hagiographies by Jacobus de … Continue reading

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1800: Portrait of an Eye

Eye portrait brooches from early 19th century England. All at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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1895: Moon over the Forest

Charles Warren Eaton: Moon over the Forest (c 1895)

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1894: River

Peder Mørk Mønsted: A Summer River Landscape (1894)

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