January 1953: Evelyn Stillwell teaches a ballet class in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Photographed by Charles Barron.
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This Christmas postcard, copyrighted in 1909, features a zeppelin. The airships were first flown commercially the following year, operated by German company Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG.
The image was created by American illustrator
Ellen Clapsaddle (8th January, 1865 – 7th January, 1934).
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The cover of
from the 26th of November, 1864. The Illustrated London News
The main story is about the reelection of US President Abraham Lincoln. Less than half a year later the President was assassinated.
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This edition of
, a compilation of science fiction writing published monthly, was released in November, 1941. It featured the story Amazing Stories Armageddon 1948 by American author Ed Earl Repp.
At the time of its release
much of the world was at war, and Repp predicted a dire future for America seven years from then. The following month Japan finally succeeded in drawing the United States into the conflict.
Why buy an open car now?
This advertisement for the American-made
Essex motor vehicle ran in on the 4th of November, 1922. The Country Gentleman
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This image is of Manhattan, New York on the 26th of October, 1938. It shows 20th Street between Second and First Avenues.
While the USA marked the introduction of
minimum wage laws that month, Nazis were marching into the Sudetenland and expanding the Nuremberg Laws to ban Jews from many public spaces, while the Imperial Japanese Army was overtaking Canton in China.
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English ballerina Margot Fonteyn, one of the only dancers in history to hold the title of Prima Ballerina Assoluta, is seen here in a photograph dated the
11th of October, 1949.
Fonteyn was dancing the opening night performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.
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