Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/8/20) – Selling After School

Photo — “Selling After School, 1913”

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October 1913. San Antonio, Texas. “Lionel Perry, 9-year-old newsboy. Starts out at 5 a.m. usually, 4 a.m. on Sundays. Sells after school.” Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee.

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On This Day, Video

Daily Video for June 8 – Bill of Rights Beginnings

TODAY IN HISTORY…

MADISON PROPOSES THE BILL OF RIGHTS

On June 8, 1789, James Madison, then a Representative of Virginia’s 5th District, proposed 17 articles, or proposed amendments to the US Constitution.  These would be debated and passed by the House of Representatives, then shortened and combined into 12 and passed by the senate, then again by the House of Representatives in September of that year.

When sent to the states for ratification, articles three through 12 were passed, becoming the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.  Article two, which involved preventing Congress from increasing its compensation in its current term was passed in 1992, but the first article, specifying how Representatives are apportioned has not  yet been ratified, though it remains active and pending since there is no time limit set for the ratification of Constitutional Amendments.

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Infographic

Around the World in 80 Coffees – Infographic

Finding the Perfect Cup of Joe

OK, I freely admit it — I’m addicted to coffee!  Usually I can get by with a freshly brewed cup with a little cream, but sometimes I get a little adventurous.  I see the names all the time —  Americano, Mocha Breve, Caffe Au Lait, Latte — but oftentimes don’t know just what they are or how to make them.  Today’s infographic is a great guide to 80 coffees from all over the world to help you feel like an expert next time you go to the counter. Who’s up for grabbing a Affogato with me? [VIA]

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/2/20) – Michigan Central Station, Detroit

Photo — “Michigan Central Station”

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“Michigan Central Station (also known as Michigan Central Depot or MCS), built in mid-1912 through 1913 for the Michigan Central Railroad, was Detroit, Michigan’s passenger rail depot from its opening in 1913 after the previous Michigan Central Station burned, until the cessation of Amtrak service on January 6, 1988. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest rail station in the world.” (Wikipedia)  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and restoration projects are currently underway.

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Daily Photo (6/1/20) – On the Beach, 1904

Photo — “On the Beach”, 1904

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“Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1904. “On the beach.” Someone pass the Coppertone, please. 8×10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.”

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Infographic

Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World – Infographic

FUNeral and Burial Rituals

…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death is inevitable and, as Franklin states, so are taxes.  Here in the US we’re a little over a month away from tax day, but rather than dwell on that, today’s infographic takes a look at the other side of the certainty coin – death.  It’s unavoidable and we all deal with it in different ways, from our grieving process to the cultural norms and rituals that surround it.  Take a look at 42 different funeral and burial rituals from around the world to see many of these different expressions.  [VIA]

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A History of Men’s Suits – Infographic

Evolution of Men’s Fashion

A little under 100 years ago, the modern look of the men’s suit was born.  Over the past several decades, certain fashion trends and shifts have come and go, but overall the look remains basically the same.  Today’s infographic traces the history of these changes, why they came about and some of each decade’s fashion icons. [VIA]

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Tipping Around the World – Infographic

Tipping Etiquette

Here in the United States it has become customary to tip those in the service industry.  In fact, it has become so expected that for most it’s actually considered part of their salaries.  This is not the case around the world, however.  Today’s infographic gives a great snapshot of customs for tipping around the world.  Learn the customary percentages and where tipping may even be considered an insult!  A bonus section also breaks down customary tips for other service industries outside of restaurants. [VIA]

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (5/13/20) – Bush and the Babe

Photo — “Babe Ruth and George Bush, 1946”

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Ninety years ago laboratory equipment and safety standards were a little more relaxed than today!

A photograph of Hall of Famer and baseball icon George Herman “Babe” Ruth and future President (and Yale baseball team captain) George Herbert Walker Bush at Yale University in 1946.

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