Not In The History Books

A blog about history you will not find in a history textbook.

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L’enfer Cabaret, Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre, Paris

Built circa 1890; demolished circa 1952.

Entertainment inside the “inferno of hell” included musicians dressed as devils and interior volcanos that spewed scented lava of molten gold. 

After the “cabaret artistique” was demolished, the site became a Monoprix retail store.

(via mrsbadkrumble)

themanonfive:

Inside The Forum in Bronzeville thanks to a tour from owner Bernard Loyd. Possibly the oldest ballroom in Chicago. The 1890s auditorium at 43rd and Calumet next to the green line has been abandoned since at least the 1970s. The building also included shops and a large club on the lower level. Efforts are currently underway to revive The Forum.
Photos by The Man On Five 4/9/14
Learn more:
https://www.facebook.com/TheForumBronzeville
http://chicagopatterns.com/43rd-street-bronzeville-walking-tour-part-3-the-forum/

themanonfive:

Inside The Forum in Bronzeville thanks to a tour from owner Bernard Loyd. Possibly the oldest ballroom in Chicago. The 1890s auditorium at 43rd and Calumet next to the green line has been abandoned since at least the 1970s. The building also included shops and a large club on the lower level. Efforts are currently underway to revive The Forum.

Photos by The Man On Five 4/9/14

Learn more:

https://www.facebook.com/TheForumBronzeville

http://chicagopatterns.com/43rd-street-bronzeville-walking-tour-part-3-the-forum/

psaaok:

Little boy having some barbeque, Braswell Plantation near Rocky Mount, NC, September 1944.
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psaaok:

Little boy having some barbeque, Braswell Plantation near Rocky Mount, NC, September 1944.

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just—history:

Homeless Irishman stares blankly into the lens of Don McCullin’s camera after spending the night in front of the smouldering embers of a street fire,taken in Aldgate East London, 1970. [800x1207]

just—history:

Homeless Irishman stares blankly into the lens of Don McCullin’s camera after spending the night in front of the smouldering embers of a street fire,taken in Aldgate East London, 1970. [800x1207]

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth. The act has been replayed in history books and movies ever since.

An out pour of letters with condolences from countries around the globe streamed into the United States. The letters were complied into a book by the United States House of Representatives. This collection has 717 pages filed with letters from Belgium to Greece to Japan to the no longer in existence state of Prussia.

All the letters have been digitized so that anyone can read.

(Source: notinthehistorybooks)

historicaltimes:

Housewife doing laundry using the first electric washing machine - Eatonville WA c. 1910

historicaltimes:

Housewife doing laundry using the first electric washing machine - Eatonville WA c. 1910

siggautr:

One of the larger rocks of Nordic Bronze Age petroglyphs in Scandinavia, the Vitlyckehäll, is located in Tanumshede in Sweden.

In total there are thousands of images called the Tanum petroglyphs, on about 600 panels within the World Heritage Area. These are concentrated in distinct areas along a 25 km stretch, which was the coastline of a fjord during the Bronze Age, and covers an area of about 51 hectares (126 acres or 0.5 km²).

Scandinavian Bronze Age and Iron Age people were sophisticated craftsmen and very competent travelers by water. (Dates for ages vary with the region; in Scandinavia, the Bronze Age is roughly 1800 to 500 BCE) Many of the glyphs depict boats of which some seem to be of the Hjortspring boat type carrying around a dozen passengers. Wagons or carts are also depicted.

Other glyphs depict humans with a bow, spear or axe, and others depict hunting scenes. In all cases the pictures show people performing rituals. There is a human at a plough drawn by two oxen, holding what might be a branch or an ox-goading crop made of a number of strips of hide.

The rock carvings are endangered by erosion due to pollution. To the dismay of some archaeologists, some have been painted red to make them more visible for tourists.

(Source: Wikipedia)