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Artwork of the Day – 12/02/16 (Telephone, Morton Shamberg)

Daily Artwork — “Telephone, Morton Shamberg, 1916”

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1916 — Telephone.  Oil on Canvas.  Precisionism style. Morton Shamberg (1881-1918). Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA.
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Daily Photo — 12/02/2016 “Night Scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J.: 1909”

Daily Photo — “Night Scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J.: 1909”

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I love this one, not only because it is local, but because of some unique things in the photo itself.  The photo was taken at night so a longer exposure was needed to capture a good image.  As a result you capture blur from motion — most notably in the boy just to the right of center and in the center boy’s hand as he works the glass.  What you really need to do to appreciate this, however, is zoom in on the boy to the far left — notice anything interesting about his eyes?

November, 1909. “Night Scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J.” Photo by Lewis Hine.

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School Lunch from Around the World — Infographic

School Lunch From Around the World

I can’t help it, I love to eat, but not always the school lunches we get here at work.  I know that the kids feel the same way too.  I think what’s a little off-putting is that I can remember eating basically the same things we have now as I did when I was a student more years ago than I would like to admit.  The more you think about it, however, the more it turns out that we have an American “traditional” school lunch, since the basics (PB&J, chicken nuggets, meatloaf, chicken patty, etc.) have remained unchanged for so long and is pretty standard across the country.  Today’s infographic shares a few of the traditional school lunches from other nations, as all have traditional staples and foods in not only schools, but at home.  It does make me wonder if these students get as sick of their selections as American students though.  [VIA]

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Artwork of the Day – 12/01/16 (American Progress, John Gast)

Daily Artwork — “American Progress, John Gast, 1873”

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One of the most important and known pieces of American art, this painting it also known as:  Westward the Course of Destiny, Westward ho!, or Manifest Destiny.  It is rich in American symbolism at a time when westward expansion was at its height and there was a renewing sense of optimism in the nation following the Civil War.

1873 — American Progress.  Oil on Canvas.  Symbolism style. John Gast (1842-1896). Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California, USA .
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Photo of the Day – 12/01/16 (Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924)

Daily Photo — “Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924”

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I love not only the snapshot of the office at work and the technology these ladies are using, but little details like the full hat and coat racks and open windows with fans blasting in late November!  Let’s not even bring up how much “computing” has changed in the past 90 years…

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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7 Times Tech Almost Ended the World — Infographic

7 Times Technology Almost Ended the World

“The importance of thoroughly testing new technology is highlighted in this infographic. We take a light-hearted, yet terrifying look at how close the human race has come to destroying all life on planet earth.”

This infographic from Hudman Solutions is a very interesting look at just how close we’ve come to being wiped out here on planet Earth.  While these aren’t necessarily the whole place goes boom events, it is scary to think that we were mere minutes away from the total destruction of civilization as we know it — especially when it comes to nuclear tech! [VIA]

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Artwork of the Day – 11/30/16 (Lost in Calculations, Octav Bancila)

Daily Artwork — “Lost in Calculations, Octav Bancila, 1909”

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1909 — Lost in Calculations (Încurcat în socoteli) Oil paint on canvas. Realism style. Octav Bancila (1872-1944). Art Museum Constanta, Romania.
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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Daily Art

 

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