Tag: history

Art Scandals: Our Top Five

Posted by Published on June 2, 2017

The art world is full of scandal and, as the 50th anniversary of the attempted murder of Andy Warhol is next year we have collected our 5 favorite art scandals and controversies. 1 – Andy Warhol Well if this post is because of the 50th anniversary of this scandal it’s fitting that this one comes first. On 3rd June 1968 the author Valerie Solanas went…

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The Stories behind the Bedrooms

Posted by Published on June 2, 2017

Whether you’re royalty or struggling to make ends meet we all need to sleep and therefore need a bedroom. These are the secret spaces of our lives. Or not so secret spaces – we’ve compiled some of the stories behind the bedrooms. Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) 1939-58 Now Pope Pius XII was the Pope during the Second World War. Though he did not publicly…

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“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United Stated of America.” – the United States Constitution September 17th of this year commemorates the 230th…

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During the Great Depression gangsters were glorified as celebrities for their illegal deeds and flamboyant lives. From bootleggers to bank robbers, we count down the baddest boys and girls in American history. 10. Machine Gun Kelly George Barnes Jr., also known as Machine Gun Kelly (1990-1954), was a formidable gangster during the Prohibition famous for his penchant towards Thompson submachine guns. His crimes included bootlegging, armed…

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November 5th, 2010. A freezing street in Lewes, East Sussex. A banger thrown by an inappropriately tiny child explodes between my feet (I lose composure), heralding the arrival of the annual Guy Fawkes’ Night parade, which is a really big deal here. It is suddenly very hot and dangerous, there are effigies and burning crosses, people in blackface drag barrels of flaming tar past our…

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Football: Our Beautiful Game

Posted by Published on May 10, 2016

Dive into the history of England’s football glory with the National Football Museum’s collection of memorabilia. Preparations are underway for a 1966 World Cup exhibition.     Manchester United is not the only reason for a football fan to head northwards; Manchester is also the new home to the National Football Museum, which proudly presents the finest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled by Harry Langton,…

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Festive tradition or Bah Humbug? The Krampus is a mythological creature that appears in Alpine folklore and traditions. You may be asking yourself right now: “Who, or what, the hell is Krampus?” Well, “hell” is a pretty good starting place to explain…   A Christmas devil?  The Krampus looks like what one would imagine a devil or demon straight out of hell to look like: a…

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Approaching one of the most cherished holidays in the United States, Thanksgiving, the Bridgeman New York team are feeling thankful for our favorite holiday treats and traditions. Happy Turkey Day! Historic Harvest Feast Dating back to the first European settlers on the continent, the first Thanksgiving was the celebration of the European Pilgrims‘ first harvest in the New World. Settling their differences for three days,…

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Hot off the press and exclusive to Bridgeman Footage is an award-winning film celebrating the special relationship between man and machine. Ever wondered about the origins of your everyday newspapers, banknotes and baked bean adverts? One of Our Own Kind (1969), the newest addition to the Buff Films collection, explores the pioneering history of England’s industrial printing and the people behind it. Get up close…

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