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Friday, October 6, 2017

Gorgeous remastered and colorized images from the Civil War era, including Lincoln and Mark Twain

This Mark Twain is extraordinary - it looks as if were taken yesterday:

Abraham Lincoln, taken by Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady in 1861, at the beginning of Lincoln's first presidential term:

A colorized image of three Confederate prisoners and its original black and white stenograph, taken by Mathew Brady in 1863 on top of Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg:

And here's Custer:

More at Daily Mail and at the artists' Facebook page Colorized History. This related book gets excellent reviews: The Civil War in Color: A Photographic Reenactment of the War Between the States.

Friday links

Ex-FBI agent opens cold case review into who betrayed Anne Frank.

The Existential Horror Created by the First X-Ray Images.

Need a gift for the person who has everything? Check out the reviews on this UFO Detector.

Someone Bought Hitler’s Boxers for $6,700.

How a bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper set off bloody conflicts and discovery of the New World.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include advice on settling in New York in 1820, a guide for speaking to hormonal women, some wedding dress history, and, from 1803, the Ottoman Empire's first map of the newly minted United States.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Watch these guys disassemble and rebuild a Jeep in under 4 minutes

This is a standard issue WWII type Willys Jeep, designed for simplicity. Here's some history.

Wednesday links

From 1803, the Ottoman Empire's first map of the newly minted United States

A Creepy Crawly Collection of Insects Built Out of LEGO.

Hormone Guide: How to Speak to Women.

A Natural History of the Wedding Dress.

Rodents of Unusual Size: Giant Rat That Fell From Sky Is New Species.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include 1960 directions for building your own fallout shelter, why we yawn, organizing concerts in German prison camps, an octopus city, and what happens when you get beamed down in Star Trek.

Monday, October 2, 2017