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Forerunner of the Associated Press (AP) was organized by a group of American publishers in order to acquire news and information from Europe. Primarily, correspondents and news bureaus aggregated as members in this non-profit, cooperative and…
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Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. A year later, the society issued a code of…
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In the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals, Argentinian national football player Diego Maradona made contact with the soccer ball with his hand and as a result, the ball was knocked past the goalkeeper (seen right) and into the goal. The controversial goal…
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This image features the first rugby-style football game to be played in North America. The match featured the college teams from Harvard University and McGill University. It is a composite image created by Scottish photographer William Notman,…
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"[Jacques-Henri] Lartigue loved everything about cars— their intriguing look, the accoutrements of the driver, the eventual flat tire... Swinging his camera parallel to the road in a movement that followed the car, Lartigue barely managed to catch…
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In 1955, Chuck Berry was signed to major label Chess Records. He recorded a version of "Ida Red" that would then become "Maybellene," which reached #5 on Billboard's overall chart and #1 for R&B. But R&B would prove retrospectively to be a misnomer:…
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This image of famed boxer Muhammad Ali’s rematch with Sonny Liston demonstrates not only the artistry of sports photography, but the stylistic significance of candid moments and sincere emotionality. According to reports from attendees of the match,…
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In 1968, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, seen here with Australian runner Peter Norman, raised black-gloved fists on the award podium at the summer Olympics as a gesture of protest for human rights (and in particular for Black…
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April 15, 1900 The Exposition Universelle of 1900, otherwise known as the 1900 Paris Exposition, featured a series of photographs compiled by W. E. B. Du Bois and titled “The Exhibit of American Negroes. There were 363 images that showed…
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In 1878, renowned motion photographer Eadweard Muybridge was commissioned by Leland Stanford, a racehorse owner, to help solve a popular question of the era: whether a racehorse in motion was at any point entirely clear of the ground. Using 12…
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"Spirit of the Past"
Photographer Edward S. Curtis begins creating The North American Indian, a forty-volume edition of photogravures and writings that attempt to illustrate Native American life to the mass public. He is the first to document and cite the phenomenon of a…
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Both an amateur cricket player and an amateur photographer, George Beldam, a "man of leisure," extensively photographed athletes in the early 20th century. The above photograph of celebrated cricket player Victor Trumper was featured in CB Fry's 1905…
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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 U.S. came…
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The pyramid at The Louvre Museum in Paris.
"The rewards are great, but without the burden of conscience resulting from having done someone in. If you win, it is because you have parlayed the hours spent in the attic by finding a world full of prototypes of yourself who keep you in gilded…
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Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics, 1933
The first modern American comic book, Famous Funnies, demonstrates that there is a widespread consumer market for text and fixed image media. Marketing of comic books begins in earnest, and is primarily directed at young men and boys. In the 1940s…
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Mail-order catalogs containing magic lanterns, stereograph sets, and stereopticons such as the above increased in number and popularity shortly before the turn of the 20th century. Organizing content according to subject matter—with main audiences…
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Oregon Trail played a monumental role in the development of the educational software market. Originally developed by a group of Minnesota public school teachers as a teletype game, the 1985 version with added graphics—rudimentary by 21st-century…
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The Yellow Kid, 1896
While there were plenty of earlier illustrations and editorial cartoons published in newspapers, The Yellow Kid is widely recognized as the first American comic strip. It is particularly noted for its early use of text bubbles and recurring…
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Perhaps the most famous educational film of all time, the Cold War civil defense film Duck and Cover leans into the most pressing fears within 1950s American society. Specifically engineered for use in elementary schools, the wide reach of this…
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English art rock band 10cc released what would become one of their most famous singles in May of 1975: “I’m Not in Love.” The track is known for its vast and ominous choral section. 10cc utilized an early form of sampling by having each of the three…
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