Tag Archives: 1890’s

1895: A-ka-u-ku

In 1895, King Njoya of the Bamum, an ethnic group from what is now western Cameroon, invented an alphabet to record the history of his people. Njoya, who traced his linaege back 16 or 17 generations of kings, was insipred … Continue reading

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1890: Pig Disturber

William Weekes: Pigs Disturbed by a Hen; I made up the date.

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1899: O ye whales and all that move on the waters bless ye the Lord

Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne: O ye whales and all that move on the waters bless ye the Lord (1899); from the Prayer of Azariah, a passage that appears in the book of Daniel in some versions of the Christian Bible: … Continue reading

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1891: May Day

Happy May Day! Walter Crane: The Triumph of Labour (1891)

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1891: Funeral

Henri Rivière: Funeral Under Umbrellas (1891)

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1895: Wage Map

Samuel Sewell Greeley: Wage Map No. 1-4, Polk St. to Twelfth, Chicago (1895) (source) In 2019 dollars: $5.00 and less = $7,852 per year and less $5.00 to $10.00 = $7,852 to $15,704 per year $10.00 to $15.00 = $15,704 … Continue reading

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1894: Swans

Józef Pankiewicz: Nocturne: Swans in the Saxon Garden in Warsaw by Night (1894)

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