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/\ Awesome post btw 

 

I've been interested in Socialist Realism recently as an artistic movement. I might make a more detailed post in the art thread but this particular piece depicts a historical event we don't have any pictures of. 

 

This is Vladimir Pchelin's depiction of Fanny Kaplan's assasination attempt on Lenin on August 30th, 1918. 

 

She was driven to try to kill Lenin after the Bolsheviks dissolved the Constituent Assembly and banned the Socialist Revolutionary party (SR). The Bolsheviks had 24% of the vote and SR 40.4%. Kaplan's actions were one of many that would sadly fail to defeat the authoritarianism taking hold of the revolution. She fired 3 shots, 2 of them landed and none of them worked.

 

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https://en.wikipedia...ituent_Assembly

 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Fanny_Kaplan


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At first glance, nothing special or interesting, just the old USSR map legend... but you have to read it! The map was obviously made before the start of Cold War with its narrative of "Free World vs communist tyranny", therefore we can see the surprisingly neutral and academic description of Soviet Union and its political system:

 

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"... In fact though its institutions are different to ours the Soviet Union is as much a democracy as Britain or the United States."

 

And here we can clearly see the parallels with our times. With escalation of modern cold war, Western narrative of Russia becomes more and more spiteful and distorted: "kleptocrats, aggressors, hackers, infiltrators, putin=hitler, rogue state, meldonium, poisoners, novichok..." In fact, "authoritarian" Russia of 2010-s stays essentially the same "flawed democracy" of early 2000-s (with some minor positive or negative changes). The only thing what really changed is geopolitical background.


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Pittsburgh early 1970s

 

My grandfather told me stories about how he had to use a snow scraper to clean ash off of his car every morning and evening. Pittsburgh already only gets about 70 days of sunset a year. I can't even imagine how depressing this city was before our environmental regulations started paying off. Keep in mind Pittsburgh instituted environmental regulations in the 1930s during the progressive era. This picture is roughly 30-35 years after environmental regulation. My city still has some of the worst smog in the country, but it's getting drastically better every year. Rarer species of fish such as paddlefish have started returning to our rivers too :)

 

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Paddlefish native to my rivers. One of the weirdest animals around. 

 

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3-World-maps-of-Life-expectancy-e1538651

 

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It's less so life expectancy than a child mortality rate measure, tbh.


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World population by (modern) country from 10,000 BCE to 2016


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Last survivor of US slave ships discovered

 

The last known survivor of the transatlantic slave ships, brought to the US in 1860, has been identified by an academic at Newcastle University.

Sally Smith was kidnapped from West Africa by slave traders and lived until 1937 in Alabama, staying for more than 70 years on the plantation where she had been enslaved.

Hannah Durkin made the discovery in first-hand accounts and census records.

The previous last known survivor had been a former slave who died in 1935.

Dr Durkin, whose research has been published in the journal Slavery and Abolition, says it almost seems "shocking" that the story is so close to living memory.

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...cation-47791828



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World War 1 armour designs:

 

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20 years ago today. Can anyone here remember what they were doing and where they were?

 

I doubt it, since most FT forumers are really young.

 

Well, I remember very clearly. I was in my final year at Northampton University (studying Product Design). I'd just come home from a lecture and was about to have lunch, when my Dad phoned me and said, "Jill Dando's been stabbed to death."

 

Now, Jill Dando won't be known to many people outside the UK. But she was pretty much our #1 most famous female TV presenter. Imagine if somebody like Oprah Winfrey or Ellen DeGeneres or Rachel Maddow was suddenly and brutally murdered, and you get a sense of how it felt.

So it was really shocking at the time – and even more so when the details became clearer, and we learned she'd been shot in the head at point blank range. Also, this was just a year and a half after the death of Princess Diana, and I remember feeling it had a strange parallel with that.

 

And to this day, the murder case has never been solved. There are conspiracy theories as to why she was killed. Some say she was on the verge of exposing a group of child-abusing MPs, others believe it was related to her reporting of the Balkans conflict. Whatever the reason, it was a really sad and shocking day for the UK.

 

26th April 1999:

 

https://youtu.be/knXpWD8OEYU

 

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City map of London in the 1700s. Just click on the image itself, and it'll take you to an in-browser zoomable viewer.

 

https://www.loc.gov/item/76696823/

 

It's incredibly fascinating to compare it with google maps. I just so god damn want a full recreation.


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City map of London in the 1700s. Just click on the image itself, and it'll take you to an in-browser zoomable viewer.

 

https://www.loc.gov/item/76696823/

 

It's incredibly fascinating to compare it with google maps. I just so god damn want a full recreation.

 

 

Fascinating. The street where I work has totally changed, apart from a church I recognise.

 

Meanwhile, Blackfriars and other bridges didn't even exist back then!


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I think twisting secret paths and alley ways should make a come-back when I look at that map.


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Airplane incident, 1920s

 

https://www.reddit.c...incident_1920s/

 

 

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Paddlefish native to my rivers. One of the weirdest animals around. 
 
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I think you posted this in the wrong thread, unless this is supposed to be a living fossil.


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1929 - Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US
"The first hundred years is the hardest!"

Brilliant. Also, think about that: you're looking at and listening to a woman born in 1829.

 

Edit: Ooh, and there's Galusha Cole, born in 1826 (1825?). Incredible.


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1928-1930: Early Sound Footage of London
Interwar London, with sound!


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