Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hippo at the Zoo

Here is a picture taken in the 1900s of a Hippo at the New York Zoo.   Image from the following source.

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Bertrand Russell

“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.” – Bertrand Russell, philosopher, May 18th, 1872 – February 2nd, 1970

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Baruch Spinoza

“Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.” – Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher, November 24th, 1632 – February 21st, 1677

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Visit the zoo

Here is a 1930s poster advertising for its viewers to visit the zoo. This image is part of the WPA Federal Art Project.   Image from the following source.

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T. S. Eliot

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T. S. Eliot, poet, dramatist, and literary critic, September 26th, 1888 – January … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View

Here is a 1920s postcard showing a brid’s eye view of Key West Florida.   Image from the following source.

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Rosh Hashanah!

This is a Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) greeting card from 1910. The children have apples supporting a lit candle on the top of their Simhat Torah flag, a common practice around the time of the card.

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