Startling photos of child miners from the 1900s

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Photography on Thursday 5 April 2012

These images off How To Be A Retronaut were taken by Lewis Hine back in the 1900s and have been recently released by the National Child Labor Committee Collection at the Library of Congress. How far we’ve come, at least in some parts of the world, that this industry is no longer able to exploit children in this way.

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How the States of America got their Shapes: a talk by Mark Stein

Josh Best Reader Find

By Josh Best in Video on Saturday 10 March 2012

This hour long lecture by Mark Stein was uploaded by the Library of Congress and is one of most interesting talks I’ve ever heard. We all know the shape of the states in America, but how did they get that way? And why do some states have strange angles? Plug in your headphones and listen […]

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