All posts tagged: history

The North American Native

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Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist most famous for his extensive documentation of Native Americans. His publication The North American Indian, a 20-volume work was created between 1907 – 1930 and commissioned by his patron J.P. Morgan. Not only did he photograph members of over 80 tribes, he also made wax recordings of music and language. He documented many aspects of Native American life. Traditional foods, clothing, customs and […]

Cool Dudes 5

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In the old days the Samurai were Japan’s military nobility and their traditions were forged in the course of a thousand years, but by the end of the 19th century, their demise was inevitable. Fortunately for us, portraits survive of the last samurai. Old photographs of those proud warriors who lived by strict rules or bushidō: the way of the warrior. Loyalty, martial art skills, honor and heroic bravery were essential characteristics of these fearsome […]

Cat Mummies

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Three interesting little facts about animal mummies: Egyptians mummified various animals, not only in their role as food and pets, but also for religious reasons. In ancient Egypt mourning for a pet included shaving one’s eyebrows. At the end of the 19th century, almost 20 tons of mummified Egyptian cats were shipped to England to be used as fertilizer.    Song for today: The Puppini Sisters – Walk Like an Egytian