Not In The History Books

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

Everything found under "My Writings" is written by me.
coolchicksfromhistory:

Chilean women vote in a municipal election, 1945.
Chilean granted women the right to vote in municipal elections in 1931.  Chilean women achieved full suffrage in 1949.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Chilean women vote in a municipal election, 1945.

Chilean granted women the right to vote in municipal elections in 1931.  Chilean women achieved full suffrage in 1949.

likeafieldmouse:

Hidden Mother

"Trying to get a baby or a fussy toddler to sit still for a photograph can feel like a herculean task. Luckily, it only takes a second to get the shot. In the nineteenth century, however, it was a different storyparticularly when it came to tintype portraits, which required a long exposure. 

Photographer Laura Larson’s series, Hidden Mother, presents a survey of nineteenth-century tintype portraits in which the mother of the child was included in the photograph, but obscured. 

In some instances, the mother would hold her child, with a cloth or props hiding her from the lens, or she would be painted over by the photographer after the image had been taken. In other examples, the mother is entirely absent from the frame, save for an arm, holding the child in place. 

The results are both funny and slightly disturbing. The mother appears as an uncanny presence, Larson writes in a statement. Often, she is swathed in fabric, like a ghost.”  

ungoliantschilde:

Fred Guardineer recreated N.C. Wyeth’s painting of the climactic “Fight at Glen Falls” scene from James Fenimore Cooper’s classic, “the Last of the Mohicans”. Guardineer’s artwork was used as the cover artwork for Action Comics, Vol. 1 # 08. Action Comics # 8 was published almost 20 years after the Scribners reprints of the classic with N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations was published in 1919.