ourpresidents:

Nixon and Khrushchev’s Kitchen Debates
On this day in 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met for the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow. 
As Nixon led Khrushchev through the model house they began a series of impromptu debates (mainly held in the model kitchen), on capitalism and communism.  To debate such ideas both leaders used examples of household appliances to better stress their arguments.  Nixon’s performance in the “Kitchen Debate” further raised his stature back in the United States.
In this photograph we have Nixon and Khrushchev debating in front of the now famous model kitchen.  To the right of Nixon is future Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.  7/24/59.
-from the Nixon Library 

ourpresidents:

Nixon and Khrushchev’s Kitchen Debates

On this day in 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met for the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

As Nixon led Khrushchev through the model house they began a series of impromptu debates (mainly held in the model kitchen), on capitalism and communism.  To debate such ideas both leaders used examples of household appliances to better stress their arguments.  Nixon’s performance in the “Kitchen Debate” further raised his stature back in the United States.

In this photograph we have Nixon and Khrushchev debating in front of the now famous model kitchen.  To the right of Nixon is future Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.  7/24/59.

-from the Nixon Library 

(via todaysdocument)

[Images: Color photos of moths.  See each image for source and description.]

It’s National Moth Week!  Although Science has declared these magnificent creatures insects, rather than the cuddly flying teddy bears they so obviously are, we still have many Science-approved resources available for you to learn all about your fuzzy, pollinating, bat-feeding, nectar-drinking, airborne friends:

digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

It’s National Moth Week — we offer these images in celebration. 

Image one and two credits:
The common moths of England / by the Rev. J.G. Wood ; with illustrations by E. Smith, T.W. Wood, and W.S. Coleman, 1870. Smithsonian Libraries via the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 

Image three credit:
Endpapers from The world of butterflies and moths. Klots, Alexander B. (Alexander Barrett), 1903-1989. Cornell University via HathiTrust.

Check out more about Moth Week over at the American Museum of Natural History and find more great moth texts over at dp.la.

[Image: B/w photo of Buster Keaton, holding a book.]

[Image: B/w photo of Buster Keaton, holding a book.]

(Source: stree, via serving-buster-keaton)

storyofpop:

Outside of Sun Records there were dozens of independent labels cutting rockabilly, hundreds of acts, all trying to get a slice of Elvis’s cake. One of the best was Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly. She wore fringe dresses, high heels, and long earrings, and with her dark hair, dark eyes, and porcelain skin she looked like a sexy Snow White. She dated Elvis, and he convinced her that she could switch from straight country to something with a bigger beat. He was right; Wanda could growl. 

Her biggest hit was “Let’s Have a Party” (no. 37, ’60).

From Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé by Bob Stanley, out now in hardcover and ebook.

(via rockhalllibrary)

widenerlibrary:

Can’t wait for Feline Friday? Don’t worry, because today is Wombat Wednesday. And as a one-time offer we’re including bonus marsupial content! These delightful, if not perhaps terribly accurate, illustrations are from A Hand-book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata (1894)

"Lesser Flying-Phalanger"?  Sounds like sugar-gliders are trying to class it up a little.

iowawomensarchives:

Sept. 17, 1918 - Tonight the big hospital train came in and every one was on duty until late bathing and dressing the poor boys. Such horrible wounds. How can any one of us complain after seeing the brave acceptance which the boys display…

Here’s a sneak preview from our upcoming World War I digital collection and transcription project, featuing the photo album and journal of Louise Liers, a Clayton, Iowa, native and Army nurse who spent 16 months in France treating wounded soldiers. Check back for links to the full items soon!

Iowa Women’s Archives: Guide to the Louise Liers papers, 1911-1983

View all Women’s History Wednesday posts

afro-textured-art:

Double coffin of Petamun and Penhorpabik.
Date: 175-200 AD/Late Roman Period
Located at the National Museum of Scotland.
Inside the coffin base are two figures painted, depicted as the sky-goddess Nut.
Source: [x]

afro-textured-art:

Double coffin of Petamun and Penhorpabik.

Date: 175-200 AD/Late Roman Period

Located at the National Museum of Scotland.

Inside the coffin base are two figures painted, depicted as the sky-goddess Nut.

Source: [x]