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Sep 23, 2018 69 tweets 13 min read
Sigmund Freud died #OnThisDay in 1939. Prints…
Sep 20, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Wolfe Teeth of Nakoda Nation, 1910.…
Sep 17, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
The Royal Collection Trust staff kindly explained to me why some photographs that are over 70 years old are still under copyright restrictions. See the next tweet... "The original photograph will be in the public domain. However, in order for the actual photograph to be available for reproduction purposes we photograph the original work and own the rights in the new photography of the old photograph. "
Sep 17, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, 1914. Franz Ferdinand was born in Graz, Austria, the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria and of his second wife, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Sep 15, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
Queen Victoria with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Seated on the left is Tsarina Alexandra holding her baby daughter Grand Duchess Olga. (Balmoral Castle, 1896).

Tsarina Alexandra (Princess Alix of Hesse) is Queen Victoria’s granddaughter. By the way...
Sep 14, 2018 48 tweets 11 min read
On this day in 1901: Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest ever American president. He remains the youngest person to become President of the United States.
Sep 13, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
Cooks of the 2nd Australian Battalion preparing bully-beef rissoles for the evening meal, Ypres, World War I. Courtesy of the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office.
Sep 12, 2018 46 tweets 9 min read
Booker Taliaferro Washington, American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants.
Sep 11, 2018 35 tweets 6 min read
On this day in 2001: Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,752 people. #NeverForget #September11th Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Sep 10, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
An amateur art restorer in Spain once again botched the restoration of a centuries-old religious artwork.

This is what happens when you decide to go with the cheaper option rather than paying professionals to do the job... “So I painted them as I could, with the colours that looked good to me, and the neighbours liked it.”

Why bother with historical accuracy?
Sep 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Better (aka more pathetic) than this, only Hitler in shorts
Sep 7, 2018 95 tweets 17 min read
Pedro then became Emperor Dom Pedro II. Upon leaving the country, Emperor Pedro I selected three people to take charge of his son and daughters.

The first was José Bonifácio de Andrada, his friend and an influential leader during Brazilian independence, who was named his guardian.
Sep 7, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
Dom Pedro II, the second and last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years. Pedro was born at 02:30 on 2 December 1825 in the Palace of São Cristóvão, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - where the National Museum is located.
Sep 7, 2018 24 tweets 7 min read
This month's issue of History Revealed is quite special. In addition to my monthly contribution, there's a fantastic feature on The Colour of Time inside!

Photo: Howard Carter opens the door to the second of four gilded shrines surrounding Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, 1923. In 1907, after three hard years for Carter, Lord Carnarvon employed him to supervise excavations of nobles' tombs in Deir el-Bahri, near Thebes. Gaston Maspero had recommended Carter to Carnarvon as he knew he would apply modern archaeological methods and systems of recording.
Sep 6, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
The National Museum has one million pieces to compose future collections. These are collections of botany, vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as a library with 500 thousand books.

They were not in the palace, and therefore were not destroyed.

#MuseuNacional Cristiana, one of the vice directors of the museum, said that much of the researches was saved, since departments had backed up the material, and one of the servers was not damaged by the fire. #MuseuNacional
Sep 4, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
The 150-year-old library with nearly 500,000 books (some of them very rare) was not reached by the flames and is safe. #MuseuNacional The herbarium, vertebrate animals from the research collection, part of the collection of invertebrates, the main library, and the meteorite are safe too.

Nearly everything else (90%) was destroyed.
Sep 4, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
Many paintings The artifacts that belonged to other cultures, such as the Egyptian mummies, were not “stolen”. They were all donated to the imperial family in the 1800s.
Sep 3, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
The palace was donated by a merchant to Prince Regent D. João in 1808 and later became the official residence of the royal family in Brazil between 1816 and 1821. The Egyptian collection began to be acquired by the emperor Dom Pedro I in the 1800s. There was also a collection of Greco-Roman art and artifacts that belonged to Empress Teresa Cristina.
Sep 3, 2018 30 tweets 8 min read
The National Museum of Rio is currently being consumed by flames. Over 20 million historical items are being lost before our eyes. I am so sad that I'm crying while I watch this. :(
Sep 2, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Anne Frank, colorized by me. Please do not forget about @FacesAuschwitz

A new story will be published next week.
Sep 1, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
A U.S. Marine reaches through the barbed wire of a civilian containment area to give a young Japanese boy candy during the Battle of Tinian. Prints…