Tag Archives: War

1994: You Bomb You!

Allen Ginsberg throwing out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game on June 1, 1994. The team had invited him to be the first in a “City of Poets” series in which writers read their work before games. … Continue reading

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1529: Fortifications

In 1527, a republican government was established in the city-state of Florence after residents ousted the ruling Medici family. The pope at the time, Clement VII, was himself a Medici—and he took affront at the rebellion and resolved to capture … Continue reading

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1894: Versions

  Kobayashi Kiyochika: Our Naval Forces in the Yellow Sea Firing at and Sinking Chinese Warships (1894) Josh Cochran: Tritons (c. 2006) Kiyochika’s print is propaganda celebrating Japan’s military superiority in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. Sources here and here. … Continue reading

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1457: The Book of the Love-Smitten Heart

Born in 1400, King René of Anjou’s devotion to the courtly arts and literature flourished only after decades of conflict, war, and inter-familial drama. He spent years in prison following a struggle for the throne with his older brother and … Continue reading

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1550: Le Petit Lorrain

Ambroise Paré’s designed this mechanical hand—which he named “Le Petit Lorrain” — in the 1550’s for a French Army captain. The thumb is stationary, but a mechanical lever operates the other fingers.  This illustration is taken from a 1663 edition … Continue reading

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1945: Hiroshima

Model of the atomic bomb impact on Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Museum there.

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2013: War Hero

Jorge Otero: Cáscara [shell] (from the series War Hero) (2013)

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