Browsing Archive: January, 2021

Three Heroes of Three Kingdoms

Posted by on Sunday, January 24, 2021, In : Art 


Liu Bei (left), Guan Yu (back) and Zhang Fei (right) in an illustration of the Romance of the three Kingdoms. Three Heroes of Three Kingdoms, silk painting by By Sekkan Sakurai (1715-1790).

Source: wikipedia.org
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General Lee Surrendering to Grant at Appomattox

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2021, In : Art 


General Lee Surrendering to Grant at Appomattox by Alonzo Chappel c. 1870.

Source: npg.si.edu

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The Battle of the Colline Gate

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2021, In : Art 


A depiction of The Battle of the Colline Gate (82 BCE), when Lucius Cornelius Sulla entered Rome with his forces for the second time and defeated his enemies, the Marians. After the battle Sulla would declare himself Dictator of the Republic.

Image Source: 
historyhit.com
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The Death of Brutus

Posted by on Thursday, January 14, 2021, In : Art 


Death of the Consul Lucius Junius Brutus in a duel with Aruns by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

After usurping the last king of Rome Tarquinius Superbus (R. 535-510 BCE), Lucius Junius Brutus founded the Roman Republic. Here, his death is depicted at the hands of his cousin Arruns Tarquinius, the second son of the usurped king, when they fought in single combat during the Battle of Silva Arsia and simultaneously speared each other to death.

Image Source: meisterdrucke.uk

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Edward Aston

Posted by on Saturday, January 9, 2021, In : Photography 


Edward Aston, who won the title of Britain’s Strongest Man in 1911 and held it for over twenty years until he retired undefeated.

Source: breakingmuscle.com
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George S Patton

Posted by on Saturday, January 9, 2021, In : Photography 




George S. Patton, pictured as a Lieut. Col. in 1918 with a French Renault tank (top), and as a Lt. Gen. in 1943 alongside Lt. Col. Lyle Bernard (bottom).


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Louis Vs. Schmeling

Posted by on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, In : Photography 




Joe Louis pictured just before his fight with Max Schmeling in 1938 (top) and squaring up to his German foe in preparation for their bout (bottom). It took Louis a little over two minutes to win the match which many see as the first time white America rooted for a black person over a white one. This was due to tensions between the United States and the German Nazi Party and years later, Louis would state:

“White Americans, even while some of them were lynching black people in the South, were...

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