History

Dreamy photochroms of New York

These amazing photochrom postcards of New York City were procured by the Detroit Publishing Company and offer a spectacular view of the Big Apple in natural colors.In 1898, the modern City of New York was formed with the consolidation of Brooklyn (until then a separate city), the County of New York (which then included parts of the Bronx), the County …

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Carving the iconic Mount Rushmore

The idea of creating a monumental sculpture in the Black Hills was first suggested in 1923 by South Dakota state historian Doane Robinson, who had envisioned creating likenesses of famous Native American and American Old West personalities on a needlelike rock formation in Custer State Park.

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Marzieh in the picture frame

Marzieh started her career in the 1940s at Radio Tehran and cooperated with some of the greatest 20th century Persian songwriters and lyricists like Ali Tajvidi, Parviz Yahaghi, Homayoun Khorram, Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi and Bijan Taraghi. Marzieh also sang with the Farabi Orchestre, conducted by Morteza Hannaneh, a pioneer of Persian polyphonic music, during the 1960s and 1970s. Marzieh died …

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‘Forough Farokhzad” funeral ceremony

Farrokhzad was returning from lunch at her mother’s house, on Feb. 14, 1967, when she died in a road accident. Hundreds attended her funeral, one of the last gatherings of Iran’s leading intellectuals before the revolution. She was buried at Zahir al-Dowleh cemetery in northern Tehran, under the February snow.

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Khomeini’s stayed in Alavi School after entering to Iran

Opposition groups claimed that Khomeini’s provisional constitution for the Islamic Republic did not first include the post of supreme Islamic clerical ruler. The Islamic government was defined by Khomeini in his book Hokumat-e Islami: Velayat-e faqih (Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist) which was published while Khomeini was in exile in 1970, smuggled into Iran, and distributed to Khomeini’s supporters. …

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1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus)

The “Spanish” influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, which caused ≈50 million deaths worldwide, remains an ominous warning to public health. Many questions about its origins, its unusual epidemiologic features, and the basis of its pathogenicity remain unanswered. The public health implications of the pandemic therefore remain in doubt even as we now grapple with the feared emergence of a pandemic caused …

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Scarce pictures of actors

Many important filmmakers emerged from the pre-revolution era. Including Parvis Kimiavi, who made the reflexive masterpiece Mogholha (Mongols, 1973), a film which allegorizes the cultural imperialism of TV by comparing that situation to the invasion of Mongols. Bahram Baizai is the director of one of the ground-breaking films of the Iranian New wave, 1972’s Ragbar (Downpour). Sohrab Shahid-Sales is an …

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Rare photos of Eva Braun

Hitler lived with his half-niece, Geli Raubal, in an apartment at Prinzregentenplatz 16 in Munich from 1929 until her death.On 18 September 1931, Raubal was found dead in the apartment with a gunshot wound to the chest, an apparent suicide with Hitler’s pistol. Hitler was in Nuremberg at the time. The relationship—likely the most intense of his life—had been important …

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Founder of Fereydoun sandwich passed away

A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein bread serves as a container or wrapper for another food type. The sandwich began as a portable finger food in the Western world, though over time it has become prevalent worldwide.

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Iraj Nazerian wedding ceremony

Iraj Nazerian (1935– 1991 in Sweden) was a dubber who is known for Persian voice-dubbing foreign films. He is known for dubbing over Orson Welles role as Charles Foster Kane from Citizen Kane and has also dubbed over some of Marlon Brando, Charles Bronson, Gene Hackman, Toshiro Mifune and Lino Ventura’s voice roles in films they starred in. He has …

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