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Tag Archives: Geography
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1890's, 19th Century, Capitalism, Chicago, Geography, Maps, Money, Samuel Sewell Greeley, USA Leave a comment
1188: Two Islands
There is a lake in the north of Munster which contains two islands, one rather large and the other rather small. The larger has a church venerated from the earliest times. The smaller has a chapel cared for most devotedly … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 12th Century, Animals, Birds, Books, Death, Gender, Geography, Gerald of Wales, Ireland, Life, Maps, Oddities, Wales Leave a comment
1928: Holiday in Bangkok
Map, frontispiece, and cover of the Royal State Railways’s Guide to Bangkok with Notes on Siam (1928); the frontispiece shows Wat Arun at night.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1920's, 20th Century, Architecture, Books, Buddhism, Geography, Printmaking, Religion, Thailand, Trains, Travel Leave a comment
1856: Mountains & Rivers
G.W. Colton: Mountains & Rivers from Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. (1856). Click for detail. (source)
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2013: A Child’s Map
Sweden was the first country to outlaw corporal punishment of children—in 1979. As of 2013, when this map was produced by Save the Children, 52 countries had done so.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 2010's, 21st Century, Children, Geography, Maps, Rights Leave a comment
1703: Forseeing Things to Come
In 1703, the Scottish writer Martin Martin published A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. : Containing a full account of their situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, bays, tides, anchoring places, and fisheries. The ancient and modern government, religion … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 18th Century, Books, Children, Cows, Geography, Great Britain, Horses, Oddities, Prose, Scotland 1 Comment
1933: World Revolution
April 3, 1933: Workers gluing maps to globes at the Geographia factory in London.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1930's, 20th Century, Factories, Geography, Labor, Photography, Women Leave a comment
2012: The Geography of Incarceration
“The United States is the prison capital of the world. This is not news to most people. When discussing the idea of mass incarceration, we often trot out numbers and dates and charts to explain the growth of imprisonment as … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 21st Century, Geography, Josh Begley, Photography, Prisons, USA Leave a comment
1960’s: Music Lessons
Jiří Kolář: Globus s notovými osnovami (1960’s) (source) The literal translation seems to be something like “Globe with a curriculum of musical scores.” So maybe “Globe with Music Lessons”?
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 20th Century, Art, Censorship, Collage, Czech Republic, Geography, Jiří Kolář, Music Leave a comment
300 mya: Before the Breakup
The primordial supercontinent Pangaea (~300 – 175 mya) with current political boundaries. Map by Massimo Pietrobon. (source)
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Boundaries, Geography, Geology, Maps, Paleozoic Era Leave a comment