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810 - Book of Kells [Illuminated Manuscript]. <br />
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810 Book of Kells [Illuminated Manuscript] -Source Copy University of Chicago 1665 Aesop’s Fables [Metal Etching Print] -Source Copy EEBO -Etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar -Published by John Ogilby 1733 Opera of Horace [Metal Engraving Print ] -Source…

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Because Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait failed to meet the withdrawal deadline set by the United Nations, President George H.W. Bush and Congress decided to take military action. Coalition ground forces arrived on February 24, 1991, pushing Iraqi…

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In order to maintain a non-Communist South Vietnam, America had provided economic and administrative support to the South Vietnamese until President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the deployment of 125,000 American troops on July 28, 1965 (Manning and…

Initially developed for motion pictures, color film experienced its commercial birth in the form of Kodachrome (“Milestones”). The 35mm photographic film allowed amateur photographers to take color photographss through three emulsion layers,…

Bayer Color Array Pattern
Following the groundbreaking work of Bell Laboratories to invent the CCD sensors crucial to the formation of digital photography, Bruce Bayer patented the second now standard mechanism in 1976, the Bayer Color Filter Array. Designed to mimic the…

HTML Image Markup Code
In 1990, Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee was collaborating with other early internet researchers on standardizing computer language and came up with the now standard HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) programming format. This standardization…

Selfie
Soon after the popularization of social media networks like LiveJournal and Friendster, Chris DeWolfe, Brad Greenspan, Josh Berman, and Tom Anderson launch MySpace in August 2006 (Stenovec 2011). From 2006 to 2009, the term “MySpace pic” is…

Original LiveJournal page
On April 15, 1999, the online blogging website LiveJournal is founded, and unlike its competitors at the time, offered both Friend and Community functions. Thus, while being a perfect platform for personal narrative, since it was a “web logging”…

Rodney King post-beating and arrest
Rodney King, a Black American motorist, is pursued for speeding, and after a brief chase, three white LAPD officers beat King as 17 officers watch. Unknown to the officers, George Holliday, an amateur cameraman, videotapes the event and sells it to a…

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The Twitter hyperlinked hashtag may be seen as transforming a political comment into a political pamphlet. Simply put, it makes the political expression receivable by readers by linking it to conversations happening globally. The hyperlinked hashtag…

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The International Organization for Standardization published the technical specifications for the Portable Document Format, essentially making the PDF filetype open source. The PDF remains a common format for the political pamphlet, and there is…

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Neighborhoods have long had wealthy area and poor areas. The zip code gave these different areas explicit labels, and effectively introduced new communities based on location. The political pamphleteer had a whole new level of “local” to interact…

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“To Fulfill their Rights” published by the White House. This pamphlet, which plays on an earlier conference called “To Ensure Their Rights” documents the speeches that occurred at the white house in June of 1966, when groups from around the…

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Mail is reduced to once-a-day delivery in the U.S. While this seems at first to be adverse to timeliness, the introduction of this policy organizes sender and receiver expectations and makes time management easier for everyone.

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These popular models are called “automatic” because the sheet feeder is automatic, which both reduces the amount of work the printer (human) has to do and increases the number of impressions to 2 to 3 times the amount the Gordon Jobber could…

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airmail has the obvious effect of making mail more timely, and timeliness is an important part of the relevance of the political pamphlet.

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Ida B. Wells was front and center in the post-slavery civil rights movement in the USA. She published this pamphlet as part of a larger effort to show that even though slavery was over, the systemic oppression of African Americans continued.

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The new style Gordon Jobber, also referred to as the Franklin jobber, was a letter press, or a “platen” press. The basis for the design of most jobbers afterward, this was the primary press for hobbyists, because it emphasized small-run,…

South Vietnamese troops wading through water in Vietnam
Johnson makes the decision, with still some support from the American public to send U.S. combat forces into battle in Vietnam. With the advent and mass popularity of video, television, and photography, people began to visually consume the horrors of…

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Rotary press for commercial mass production invented by Richard M. Hoe. Powered by steam, this produces millions of copies per day, but is not used for pamphlets or small runs, for which handpress is mainly used and then letterpress.
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