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Philadelphia museum showing glass bongs as high art. The museum’s directors say that this exhibit is less about potheads and more about allowing an underground community of artists to showcase their work without fear of being stigmatized or prosecuted.
A few weeks ago I did a Throwback Thursday post about British Pathe uploading its treasure trove of vintage videos on its YouTube channel. I recently discovered that the U.S. National Archives has done something similar on its own YouTube channel. Like the British Pathe Channel, this one has a treasure trove full of goodies that could potentially be a total time-waster.
Here are some documents related to the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic.
Here are some scenes from the 1940 New York World’s Fair.
Here’s a World War II era cartoon featuring Private Snafu that is meant to teach soldiers what not to do when carrying out their duties. The Private Snafu series were directed by people like Chuck Jones and Fritz Freleng and were voiced by Mel Blanc, all of whom worked on the Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, and Foghorn Leghorn. What’s more, one of the writers was Theodor Geisel, who would go on to make a big name for himself in children’s literature under the name Dr. Seuss.
Here is a 27-minute film that contains stories from the Great Depression.
And these videos are just the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy! 🙂