Tag Archives: 1930’s

1934: Forest

Hans Emmenegger: Waldbild [Forest Image] (1934)

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1934: Floods

William H. Clarkson: Floods in the Arun Valley (c. 1934)

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1870: Cento

A cento is a poem composed of lines taken from other poems, either by different authors or from the same author. (Homer and Virgil are traditional favorites.) The word comes from the Greek κεντρόνη, which means “patchwork garment.” The following … Continue reading

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1935: Waves

Constantin Westchiloff: Rolling Waves. The painting is undated; Westchiloff immigrated to the United States in 1935 and lived in New York City

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2006: Poor Pluto

Since Pluto’s orbital period around the Sun—its “year”—is about 248 years, it had not even managed one trip around the sun in the 76 years between its discovery as the ninth planet in 1930 and its infamous reclassification as a … Continue reading

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1933: Deluge

Felix E. Feist, director: Deluge (1933)

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1936: Coal Tipple

Louise Pershing: Bituminous Coal Tipple (1936)

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