July 27, 2014
centuriespast:

The Crimson Rambler
Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931)
ca. 1908
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

centuriespast:

The Crimson Rambler

Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931)

ca. 1908

Oil on canvas

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

July 27, 2014
allthingseurope:

Cumbria, UK (by tommy martin)

allthingseurope:

Cumbria, UK (by tommy martin)

July 27, 2014
sovietpostcards:

1973 (by katya.)

sovietpostcards:

1973 (by katya.)

July 27, 2014

theweekmagazine:

The week’s best photojournalism

In some of the week’s most eye-catching images, a pianist performs in the sky, a dog takes a drive, and more

July 17, 2014
allthingseurope:

Lednice Castle, Czech Republic (by Alan1954)

allthingseurope:

Lednice Castle, Czech Republic (by Alan1954)

July 17, 2014
npr:

"Ocean Waves As You Have Never Seen Them Before" via Barbara J. King
Image: Clark Little

npr:

"Ocean Waves As You Have Never Seen Them Before" via Barbara J. King

Image: Clark Little

July 17, 2014
opasgarden:

Deep in one of the zucchini plants. 

opasgarden:

Deep in one of the zucchini plants. 

July 17, 2014
allthingseurope:

Castile and Leon, Spain (by marthinotf)

allthingseurope:

Castile and Leon, Spain (by marthinotf)

July 17, 2014

statedept:

Have you heard about the seven women mountain climbers from Nepal, who climbed Mt. McKinley (Denali) in Alaska? Together this all-women team has climbed six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Yesterday, Secretary Kerry met with the Seven Summits Women’s team in efforts to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness. http://go.usa.gov/5Yqw 

June 29, 2014
libraryjournal:

oupacademic:

The shot heard round the world…
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, along with his wife Sophie, was assassinated in Sarajevo; by 4 August the world was at war. How did the death of one man lead to the deaths of 16 million from the trenches of northern France to the fort of Tsingtao? 
We have a timeline of events on Oxford Reference, another on our blog (also check it for some day-by-day blogging of events), and of course, the resources we’re sharing here on Tumblr .
One hundred years ago, no one knew what horrors lay ahead. Remember to wear your poppies this November and keep tumbling Great War history. 
Image credit: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, get into a motor car to depart from the City Hall, Sarajevo, shortly before they were assassinated by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo WhPrincip on 28 June 1914. Imperial War Museum. IWM Non Commercial Licence via Wikimedia Commons. 

What is your library doing to commemorate the war that shaped the 20th century?

libraryjournal:

oupacademic:

The shot heard round the world…

On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, along with his wife Sophie, was assassinated in Sarajevo; by 4 August the world was at war. How did the death of one man lead to the deaths of 16 million from the trenches of northern France to the fort of Tsingtao? 

We have a timeline of events on Oxford Reference, another on our blog (also check it for some day-by-day blogging of events), and of course, the resources we’re sharing here on Tumblr .

One hundred years ago, no one knew what horrors lay ahead. Remember to wear your poppies this November and keep tumbling Great War history. 

Image credit: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, get into a motor car to depart from the City Hall, Sarajevo, shortly before they were assassinated by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo WhPrincip on 28 June 1914. Imperial War Museum. IWM Non Commercial Licence via Wikimedia Commons. 

What is your library doing to commemorate the war that shaped the 20th century?