Monthly Archives: July 2012

Albert Kahn’s Incredible Archives of the Planet

It is startling to see the world of one hundred years ago in color, and doing so seems to bring us much closer to the subjects of Albert Kahn’s Archives de la Planéte. From 1908 until the 1920’s, Kahn sent … Continue reading

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On the Rocks, Part Two

One of the unusual surprises in Central Park are the turtles, locally known as sliders, which climb onto the sun-warmed rocks around the Park’s several lakes. There name refers to the fact that when you approach, they silently slide backward … Continue reading

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