“My works are planes of temporal accumulation and push the image towards its dissolution. My attention is focused on the last moments of a work when a form of exhausted, at-the-limit beauty is impressed in it. I like taking the image to a breaking point, putting its form into danger.” - Nicola Samorì (x)
A 19-year old Theodore Roosevelt - Freshman year, Harvard University - 1877
Serbian women captured by German forces during a search for partisans, 1941
Messages written on US bombs by GIs meant for mainland Japan, 1945
According to Atwell, her role as Agent Peggy Carter, Captain America’s love interest, is a lot more kick-ass this time around. ‘I’ve been working with some stunt coordinators – I get three separate fight scenes,’ she says. ‘The training has been really tough because not only are you learning the moves, you’re also learning the power of the punch so it doesn’t look like you have spaghetti arms. On my first day, they said: “It’s going really well but you don’t have to add your own sound effects…”’
Two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St Lo. France a month after the D-Day invasion. 1944 (via Imgur)
Apollo 17’s Harrison Schmitt is suited up by fellow astronaut Alan Shepard. Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon, with Schmitt as the only scientist, and last man, to have walked on the lunar surface ca. 1972 (NASA)
German troops rise over the trenches on the Western Front. Spring, 1918.
history meme. four presidents: nelson mandela, president of south africa (1994-1999).
Nelson Mandela’s contribution and dedication to South Africa’s struggle in achieving freedom and equal rights for every South African led to his popularity and respect in South Africa. In the 1950s, Mandela began working on ending the apartheid. In 1964, he was arrested and imprisoned for trying to overthrow the government, but continued his fight even from his prison cell. After his release in 1990, Mandela traveled throughout the world trying to earn money to support the anti-apartheid movement. Mandela continued to advocate equality for all South Africans regardless of their ethnic backgrounds. In 1993, Mandela earned the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in improving human rights. In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first black South African to be elected as president of his country. His presidency was characterized by the successful negotiation of a new constitution for South Africa, but his main focus was the restructuring of South Africa after the damage done by the apartheid. (x)