Johnny Cash with daughter and future country singer Rosanne at the Memphis Zoo, 1956.
On September 15th, 1976, Gerald Ford kicked off his campaign for presidency at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, but at least one person just wasn’t ready to let that whole Nixon-pardon thing go quite yet.
Lyndon Johnson campaigns for re-election in Cadillac Square, Detroit, September 7, 1964
Johnson doesn’t mention Barry Goldwater by name, but speaks about an issue that marked a stark separation between the candidates that year: nuclear weapons. Goldwater had called for the arming of NATO forces with “conventional” nuclear weapons:Make no mistake. There is no such thing as a conventional nuclear weapon.
For 19 peril-filled years no nation has loosed the atom against another. To do so now is a political decision of the highest order.
And it would lead us down an uncertain path of blows and counterblows whose outcome none may know.
No President of the United States of America can divest himself of the responsibility for such a decision.
One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.
No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.
Late 18th century flintlock tomahawk pistol.
A good idea that isn’t.
A, symposion. Youth reclining facing left, a kylix in each hand. Foot and about 1/3 of wall and lip preserved.
Italy, Etruria, Orvieto
Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: c. 500 BC
It’s hard to believe that, as little as five years ago, I could identify all the different types of Greek vases and columns. Why does a ninth grader needs to distinguish a kylix from an amphora from a kantharos? Don’t ask me, I just work here.
Joan Rivers on Ed Sullivan (1967)
I love listening to the audience totally not knowing how to react to this routine. I’ve probably watched it a dozen times in my life.
From the series: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, 1896 - 1949
With several European capitals quickly overrun in the first month of World War I and Paris under siege, Berryman offers some humorous ideas for rapidly moving the capitol buildings of threatened countries to safer places.
It’s nice to know that 100 years ago that editorial cartoons were just as vapid and pointless as they are today.
This is a very enlightening article and it can be read in it’s entirety here, but it should also be noted that for all the restrictions listed, things were worse and even more restrictive for Black and other non-White women. And, while hinted at, this cannot be emphasized enough: some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action were and are White women
History time! Get a little knowledge in your day.
"I don’t need feminism because all of this was so long ago no one even remembers" or something else facepalmy.