Month: February 2015

Retronaut to feature unique Europeana photos on Mashable

This year you can explore the historical photo collections made available via Europeana and Retronaut on Mashable! From interesting photographs to the downright bizarre, we highlight them all. Retronaut represents a past you might not believe. By creating ‘time-capsules’ they take your map of time and tear tiny holes in it. To give you a taste of what we are […]

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Historic lost footage of Chicago Disaster found by chance on Europeana

A phD candidate from the University of Illinois in Chicago has uncovered previously unseen footage of the Eastland Disaster in Chicago on Europeana’s 1914-1918 website. The disaster, which killed 844 people, occurred when the Eastland capsized in the Chicago river in July 1915. A fragment from the film footage. Source: EYE Film Instituut film still […]

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Celebrating World Radio Day 2015

The birth of radio was a groundbreaking invention for both physics and communications, changing the way the world sent and received information forever. Today, the idea of a simple AM/FM radio seems highly outdated. However, in 2012, UNESCO named February 13 as World Radio Day, commemorating the establishment of United Nations Radio on this day […]

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Charles Darwin nach einem Gemalde von John Collier

Wishing you a happy Darwin Day!

Today marks the 206th birthday of scientist Charles Darwin, an important figure in Europeana’s collections. He was only 22 years old when he set off for the Pacific aboard HMS Beagle in 1831, embarking on what would become one of the most famous scientific voyages in history. Now, February 12 has become a day to […]

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Vintage fashion drawings from the Late 1930s

The years between 1900 and 1939 represent an extremely turbulent time in history with two World Wars and the rise of the suffrage movement. These unstable times clearly had an impact on women’s fashion, this was seen in the rise and fall of hemlines, color palettes and general relaxing of previously constricting clothing. With the […]

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