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During World War I, the Army began commissioning artists to deploy into the war zone and paint (really fast?) the scenes they observed. This practice has continued to this day. Much of the museum’s collection consists of these commissioned wartime pieces. The collection also keeps hold of valuable donated military art and historical pieces dating back to the Mexican American War.

9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe

LOVE THIS!!!! WWII Photographs In Current Streetscape Dutch historical consultant Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse merges photographs made during WWII with photographs of the same spot in our time. By doing this the tragic European history becomes even more tangible.

TerraCotta Warriors. The terracotta figures, dating circa 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.

Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the YMCA. He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. The first Native American author to write American history.

Yosemite Native Americans - Susie and Sadie McGowan in Yosemite Valley, CA. 1900, Paiutes by Yosemite Native American, via Flickr

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?

Rates of travel in This article has several charts that show how long it took to get from place to place in the The article is interesting, but I think it's neat that a couple of charts with some squiggly lines can tell you so much in a single glance.