Vintage: Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest

Vintage: Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest

The original permanent crossing, a decorative suspension bridge of chains, was built between 1897 and 1903, amid a corruption scandal. The Buda end of Erzsébet bridge runs directly into the massive foot of Gellért Hill, necessitating a complicated arrangement of…
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Vintage: People Getting X-Rays

Vintage: People Getting X-Rays

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen is usually credited as the discoverer of X-rays in 1895, because he was the first to systematically study them, though he is not the first to have observed their effects. He is also the one who…
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Vintage: Cheerleaders (1930s-1970s)

Vintage: Cheerleaders (1930s-1970s)

The roots of cheerleading began during the late 18th century with the rebellion of male students. After the American Revolutionary War, students experienced harsh treatment from teachers. In response to faculty’s abuse, college students violently acted out. The undergraduates began…
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Vintage: Early Bookmobiles

Vintage: Early Bookmobiles

An early bookmobile in the United States was created in 1904 by the People’s Free Library of Chester County, South Carolina, which served rural areas with a mule-drawn wagon carrying wooden boxes of books. Another early American bookmobile was developed…
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