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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today; January 16, 2017; is the date this year we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was born on January 15, 1929. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. We have a memorial in my hometown of Albany, NY, dedicated to… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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History in Pictures

Miss America contestants, circa 1920s. The Miss America competition is a scholarship pageant that is held annually and is open to women from the United States of America that are between the ages of 17 and 24. In 1921, the competition originated as a “bathing beauty revue”.  The contest is now judged on competitors’ talent performances and interviews in… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

David Rockefeller spearheaded the construction of the first World Trade Center as an urban renewal project to help revitalize Lower Manhattan. The project was developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey whom hired architect Minoru Yamasaki to construct the complex. Yamasaki came up with the specific idea for the twin towers. NJ and… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

1964 Worlds Fair Dinosaur Transport Imagine that you happened upon the Hudson River on a regular New York day in October…1963….. when all of a sudden you notice a barge carrying five giant dinosaurs heading downriver. Quickly, it becomes clear exactly what these dinosaurs are up to by the markings on the barge…. “Sinclair Dinosaurs on Way to N.Y. World’s Fair”.… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

Joseph Byron Group Selfie – December 1920 Who knows if it is or not, but this may very well be the first ever group Selfie taken… although I’m pretty sure they didn’t call it that! This group portrait was taken in the 1920s on a rooftop in New York City. This image is of the group taking the resulting image below… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

This image is often mislabeled as simply: Circus Clown having a smoke break, 1958 It’s given name is: The Dwarf and the Clyde Beatty Circus, 1958 by Photographer: Bruce Davidson courtesy Magnum Gallery Circus is one of the first series of Bruce Davidson. Sensitive and emotional images, starting with Jimmy Armstrong, called the « Little Man… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

I’m a big History buff so of course I’ve combined it with awesome pictures from the past. Check out some neat images throughout time each week and learn a fun fact (cause who doesn’t like trivia!) 🙂 This week’s History in Pictures is: Grand Central Terminal, circa 1935. Photograph by the New York City Municipal… Continue reading History in Pictures