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Poland and Kurdistan: 25 years ago and now

25 years ago, when I was still pretty young, Poland joined “international family of democratic nations”, officially quitting “real socialism” aka “communism”.

The world looked simple these days. 454 more words

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Family dinner

Death is, of course, always a part of these old photos. I hesitated before buying this photo of a family dinner. Something so disturbing about it, taken probably during the war or just before it, the men in uniforms, the strange, white light on the faces of the people, their smiles that seem to hide worry (or maybe this is just my reading…). 13 more words

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AD: Kiss for Marshall

When this Marshall ad was running in the November 1996 Guitar Player Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and the rest of Kiss had entered reunion mode following their Grammy appearance earlier in the year. 19 more words


18th century fliers for a business that sold human skeletons

Lately, I’ve been exploring 18th and 19th century medical ephemera that advertised old medicines and medical procedures.  Some of these fliers are weird, some are… 348 more words