Child Labourers – 1913 by Lewis Hine.

Between 1908 and 1911, the photographer and social reformer Lewis Hine travelled the U.S. for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) documenting child labor — in factories, textile mills, canneries, and coal mines — focusing in particular on the Carolina Piedmont. Amongst the hundreds of photographs he made in this time is this unique set […]

A young Child in a charcoal field in India.

A young child engulfed by plumes of smoke from burning coal inside an unregulated charcoal production field in Jharkhand, India, which holds some of India’s largest coal reserves. Image Credit: Photograph by Ashley Crowther Source: Paper tigers exhibition: Australia’s contemporary photojournalists – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

The Art of Hospital Muralist Scribe.

If you have ever taken a child to Children’s Mercy Hospital, you can’t miss the colorful murals in waiting and exam rooms. The artist who creates the vivid and whimsical animal characters, landscapes and seascapes in vibrant colors is Donald Ross. Ross also goes by Scribe, a name from his roots as a graffiti artist. […]

Young Esme’s Anti-Littering Message.

Germantown Friends School second grader Esme Fa Harrison helps install her artwork at the corner of Germantown Ave. and W. Coulter St. by Brian Hickey Esme Fa Harrison, an adorably introspective Germantown Friends School second grader, just saw a picture she’d drawn last year become a work of “street art” outside her school. via Second […]

The Iconic ‘Candy Cigarette’ 1989.

Sally Mann’s Candy Cigarette is one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century. Featuring a young pre-teen girl gazing directly into the camera, cigarette in hand, the image is striking and resonates with the viewer in its drastic colour contrasts. Through her clever use of background images and subtle body language, Mann is […]

The First Children’s Picture Book, 1668.

John Comenius’ Orbis Sensualium Pictus (or The World of Things Obvious to the Senses drawn in Pictures) is, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, “the first children’s picture book.” Originally published in 1658 in Latin and German, the Orbis — with its 150 pictures showing everyday activities like brewing beer, tending gardens, and slaughtering animals — […]

The First Wizard of Oz Board Game, 1921.

Pictured is the game board of the first Wizard of Oz board game, sold by Parker Bros. in 1921. Frank Baum published 14 Oz books between 1900 and 1920. Well before the classic 1939 movie came out, the books spawned many theatrical adaptations, as well as saga-themed objects like dolls, figurines, and this board game. […]

The Chaos Of Being A Parent.

by Adomas Traditional family photos are shiny, peaceful and nice to look at, but they rarely depict reality. After another photoshoot of a family with little kids turned into total chaos, photographer Danielle Guenther decided she should try to depict what parents are really going through After posting a few of these images on her […]

Youngsters prefer reading Printed Books.

Sixteen to 24-year-olds are known as the super-connected generation, obsessed with snapping selfies or downloading the latest mobile apps, so it comes as a surprise to learn that 62% prefer printed books to ebooks. Asked about preferences for physical products versus digital content, printed books jump out as the media most desired in material form, […]

Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn under Dodgers Stadium in 1940.

Photo: Bugs Bunny – Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny is a fictional main character who starred in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which became Warner Bros Cartoons in 1944. Bugs starred in 167 shorts during the Golden Age of American animation, and made cameos in three […]