Photography
Saturday, December 3, 2022

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John F Kennedy  Photo: c. 1924

 An essay of personal and rare celebrity photographs captured during unique and surprising moments of their lives. From politicians to movie stars; from artists and painters to philosophers and world spiritual leaders, our tour of "Memory Lane" showcases a unique view of the world of celebrities crossing paths during the 20th century and beyond.

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First Known Artificial Legs

United Kingdom ca.1920

Welcome to our Memory Lane Collection. Browse through these photos to find unique moments in life and some of the most memorable places, people, and events from our world history. These images give us a look back to simpler times, when hard work and community spirit helped to forge the foundation for the society we live in and enjoy today.

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Because of our forefathers, the LGBTQ community are fortunate enough to live in a more tolerant world. "Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture: Straight men like Flip Wilson and Milton Berle used them as punch lines in their humor; Divine created a media sensation when she burst onto the scene; and RuPaul began to break down barriers with her mainstream pop hit, "Supermodel (Of the World)," and a cheeky VH1 talk show. RuPaul's popular reality competition show RuPaul's Drag Race helped bring drag queens further into the mainstream consciousness.

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The adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image, or that an image of a subject conveys it's meaning/essence more effectively than a description does. It also aptly characterizes one of the main goals of visualization, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly.

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Battle of Borodino France vs Russia 1812

The quote is sometimes attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, who said "Un Bon Croquis Vaut Mieux Qu'un Long Discours," or "A good sketch is better than a long speech". While this is sometimes translated today as "A picture is worth a thousand words," this translation may not predate the phrase's common use in English.

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For the first time in 42 years, Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted into life, spewing tons of ash and lava. As the surrounding countryside is being evacuated, weather conditions have caused a spectacular lighting storm around the peak. The resulting photos are both terrifying and mesmerizing.