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Old Photos: Another Day In The USSR

Old Photos: Another Day In The USSR

Few years ago I marked up some Life Magazine photos made in the 1950’s USSR in the style of long-gone Pop-Up Video. Old Photos: One Fine Day In The USSR Old Photos: One Day In The Soviet School Only because I have all this time to waste like to entertain the readers of this here…

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Old Photos: Kansas City 1936

Old Photos: Kansas City 1936

Previously: Kansas City 1938 (more and even more), 1945, 1954 Note: These photos are dated with the year 1936 on the archive pages, but some of them are used in the article “A Great Newspaper Builds a Great Art Museum” published in 1939. I have no way to tell when they were taken.

Old Photos: Wilt Chamberlain Plays For The University of Kansas

Old Photos: Wilt Chamberlain Plays For The University of Kansas

This might cheer up some KU fans who are feeling down these days. In January of 1957 Life Magazine published a report on Wilt Chamberlain who was recruited by KU in 1955. What it took to get Wilt Old recruiter, army of workers, rich alumni helped Kansas land star. The University of Kansas has had…

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Old Photos: Women of the USSR

Old Photos: Women of the USSR

Sometime ago I was arguing on twitter about the number of women in the medical profession in the USSR. While I knew I was right (because I am always right), my opponent ridiculed my anecdotal references, like a number of female doctors I visited in my childhood, or a number of female students in my…

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Old Photos: Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech

Old Photos: Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech

Just like many other great speeches, Churchill’s Sinews of Peace address delivered on March 5, 1946 at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri was reduced to a few soundbites that everyone recognizes but can’t necessarily put in a context. In this case there is probably not a person alive who haven’t heard about the Iron Curtain, a…

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