January 1940. “Family living in a ‘crackerbox’ slum tenement in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano.
(via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Crackerbox: 1940)
Helmet, Germany, 1540.
"When April’s gentle rains have pierced the drought
Of March right to the root, and bathed each sprout
Through every vein with liquid of such power
It brings forth the engendering of the flower.”
April 17, 1397- Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales to the court of Richard II for the first time. It is also the agreed upon date in which the pilgrims of the book start their journey.
Picture- Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims Picture, William Blake, 1808