Tag Archives: 20th Century

1919: Ireland in Chains

On July 4, 1919, American supporters of Irish independence crashed the Independence Day parade in Washington D.C. Their participation had been officially banned by the parade organizers because Ireland was not a “fully accredited” nation, but—undeterred—they decorated a car and … Continue reading

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1946: First They Came

Although this is one of the world’s most famous poems, there is no definitive version of it. Indeed, there is no clear evidence that its author, the Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, ever put it into poetic form. Several variations exist, … Continue reading

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2017: Huge Jelly Blobs

  From Live Science: Huge Jelly Blobs Spotted Off Norway Coast: What Are They? Giant, jelly-like blobs have been sighted off the western coast of Norway, but the identities of these mysterious objects have scientists stumped. The blobs are about … Continue reading

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1946: Fight That Man!

The Challenger—a tough-talking comic book hero from the 1940’s who fights fascism at home: “The man who wants to smash the unions or attack racial or religious minorities is a fascist! Never forget that, and never forget to fight that … Continue reading

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1918: All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected

Detail from Léon Frédéric’ seven-panel work All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected through God’s Love (1893-1918). Here is the whole thing:

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1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) … Continue reading

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1989: Inferno Joe

Robert Sikoryak’s version of Dante’s Inferno as a series of “Bazooka Joe” comics (1989). Sikoryak has also done a version of The Scarlet Letter as a series of “Little Lulu” strips, a “Peanuts” version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Crime and Punishment … Continue reading

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