#OnThisDay in 1922, The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15.
It lasted 8 days, leading to arrests and injuries.

"10 or 12 boys armed with sticks dashed out of doorways near 109th Street". 7 of the youths brought to the police station were under 15 and were not arrested; their parents were summoned and the boys "were spanked ignominiously”
Gangs of teenagers prowled the streets wielding large sticks, looking for pedestrians wearing straw hats and beating those who resisted. One man claimed that his hat was taken and the group who had taken it joined a mob of 1,000 that was snatching hats all along Amsterdam Avenue.
When Acting Detective Brundizo had his hat knocked off, he chased the kid but was interrupted by policeman Sigmund Cohn. Brundizo then arrested Cohn for "interfering with an officer in the discharge of his duty".
Maybe I shouldn’t, but I’m laughing so hard.
I'm obsessed
Things have escalated quickly
I love the fact that this was printed on the same page
(I know some of you expect the 2020 season to end in the same way)
Okay, I'm done. New York didn't make any sense in the 1920s
(Buying a straw hat right now)
I need to end this thread with two paintings of renaissance babies because why not
@_danielaabade escreva um roteiro inspirado nesse momento magnífico da história da humanidade. Eu te imploro.

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16 Sep
Sadly, the survivors are dying, and that's why I consider it the duty of the new generations to keep their memories alive. Otherwise, this will only get worse.

And if people don't know about the 6 million Jews that were killed, I'm 100% sure that they have no idea that other groups were persecuted too: homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, people with disabilities.

Approximately 12 million in total.

And it's important to say that this isn't happening only in the US.

In Brazil, I once had to explain in an interview what Auschwitz was, before I had the chance to talk about Faces of Auschwitz.

It's almost surreal.
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11 Sep
A woman munitions worker operating a machine in an armaments factory during the First World War, circa 1915.

Colorized for The World Aflame: amazon.co.uk/World-Aflame-L…
"Munitionettes worked with hazardous chemicals on a daily basis without protection. Many women worked with TNT, and prolonged exposure to the nitric acid that turned the women's skin a yellow colour. The women whose skin was turned yellow were popularly called canary girls."
Munitions workers faced risk of explosion due to the nature of the materials they handled. On several occasions, the explosives the women were working with ignited and injured or killed the workers.
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7 Sep
#OnThisDay in 1940, the German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.

Photo: English children huddle in a trench during a German air raid. Colorized for The World Aflame.
From 7 September 1940, London was systematically bombed by the Luftwaffe for 56 of the following 57 days and nights
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31 Aug
Letter sent by Beethoven to a little girl in 1812:

“Do not only practice art, but get at the very heart of it; this it deserves, for only art and science raise men to the God-head.

If, my dear Emilie, you at any time wish to know something, write without hesitation to me...
... The true artist is not proud, he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal; and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun...
... I would, perhaps, rather come to you and your people, than to many rich folk who display inward poverty. If one day I should come to [your town], I will come to you, to your house; I know no other excellencies in man than those which causes him to rank among better men; ...
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17 Jul
The Romanov family (and all those who chose to accompany them into imprisonment) was assassinated #OnThisDay in 1918.

Photo: The basement where the family was killed, colorized for The Colour of Time.
The Empress and Grand Duchess Olga, according to a guard's reminiscence, had tried to bless themselves, but failed amid the shooting. Yurovsky reportedly raised his Colt gun at Nicholas's torso and fired; Nicholas fell dead, pierced with at least three bullets in his upper chest.
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12 Jul
You may have noticed that I have been a little absent from social media. I wanted to share with you the reason, but I didn't even know how or where to start. Although this whole situation is very new to me, I think it is important to share.
I have recently discovered that I am on the autism spectrum. This brings some explanations and many doubts. It explains very clearly how and why I developed my colorization technique, and why I have often heard that "I have an eye for detail".
I used to call it an "obsession", but now I know that there is much more to this. My brain works in a way that allows me, perhaps, when working, to see details and be completely involved in the process in a way that I didn't even know was possible.
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