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Death’s Fluttering Wings: Photos November 9, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
Death's Fluttering Wings: Photos

A bit of a melancholy day and so Strange History offers a post on death: a series of pictures of people about to die. The only condition is that the photographs must not be excessively upsetting or morbid. This means that most of the people here, in fact, do not know that they are about […]

Flight in Seventeenth-Century Warsaw? August 13, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Flight in Seventeenth-Century Warsaw?

This is an interesting and largely overlooked reference (Frank) to flight from an English newspaper, c. 1650. The newspaper in question, The Moderate, was typically made up of a good many letters from amateur foreign correspondents and one of these came from Warsaw. It would be fascinating to see if there were any other accounts […]