Intimate portraits spotlight shelter animals and the humans who love them
In the yearlong audio-visual project “Why We Rescue,” photographer Theron Humphrey hopes to dismantle these myths by documenting the everyday lives of shelter and rescue animals and their owners.
The noise I just made was inhuman.
I need them…
Those are magnificent!
Mermaid illustration obtained by Blomhoff, late Edo period (artist unknown)
Reports of mermaid encounters were not uncommon in 19th-century Japan, and a number of illustrated documents from that period - including a few by notable natural historians - depict some fantastic specimens rarely seen in today’s world.
This mermaid illustration from the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, Netherlands) was obtained by Dutch trader Jan Cock Blomhoff, who served as director of the Dejima trading post in Nagasaki from 1817 to 1824. The drawing appears to show a different mermaid than Blomhoff’s famous mummified specimen, which is also owned by the museum.
I feel like they just conspired together…
THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.
This is so adorable!!
1939 Aston Martin 15/98 Short Chassis Open Sports
Reminds me of Asami Sato’s car!
Eleanor Roosevelt Resigns from the DAR — Today in History
In February 1939, Howard University invited Marian Anderson, the internationally famous African American contralto singer, to give a concert. They asked the Washington headquartered Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) if they could use their auditorium, Constitution Hall.
The DAR refused, explaining that local conditions and custom did not favor such a move. In protest, DAR member and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the organization.
A Gallup poll taken at the time showed that 67% of the public approved of her action.
Moving quickly to capitalize on this public support, Anderson’s manager Sol Hurok proposed that Anderson give an open-air concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Harold Ickes, the Secretary of the Interior promptly approved the idea and on April 9th a crowd of 75,000 people assembled before the Lincoln Memorial to hear Ms. Anderson sing.
Above is a copy of Mrs. Roosevelt’s DAR resignation letter, 2/26/39. Read More
-from the FDR Library
Mekatilili Wa Menza (Makatilili)
Art by Cassaundra A Sloan (tumblr)
By 1913, British occupation of coastal Kenya had led to a colonial hut tax. Non-payment of the tax resulted in forced labor in British owned sisal and rubber plantations. Mekatilili stood against the British and the corrupt headmen who supported these policies. A skilled orator, she travelled from village to village to round up support for rebellion. To spread her message, Mekatilili also danced kifudu, a sacred funeral dance, at her public meetings.
Mekatilili was arrested by the British and exiled hundreds of miles away. Five years later, she returned to her native area where she continued to oppose the imposition of colonial policies and ordinances.
Terracotta Daughters Prune Nourry
"In the continuation of her Holy Daughters project in India, Prune now reflects upon gender preference in China and infiltrates the local culture through the familiar symbol of the Terracotta Soldiers, by creating an army of 116 life-size Terracotta Daughters.
India and China alone represent 1/3 of the world population and both encounter a similar gender imbalance. This sociological phenomenon is due to the preference parents give to having a son. The number of single men has been increasing ever since the 80’s, and the misuse of ultrasounds to select the sex of the child. This leads to disastrous consequences for the situation of women in Asia (kidnappings of children and women, forced marriages, prostitution, population migrations…).
Emulating the style and ancient techniques of the Terracotta Warriors, Prune collaborates with local Xi’an artisans specialized in the copies of the terracotta soldiers to create the Terracotta Daughters project.”
Learn more here.
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