history

An index of blog posts tagged ‘history’ here at MarkCz.com.
Witch hunt victims memorial, Idstein, Germany

Witch hunt victims memorial, Idstein, Germany

Idstein, Germany — Marble plaque listing the names of the victims of the witch hunts conducted by John, Count of Nassau-Idstein between February 3, 1676 and March 31, 1677. A total of 31 women and 8 men were executed for witchcraft. The plaque is displayed at the foot...

Spanish-American War cannon, Kenosha

Spanish-American War cannon, Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Cannon from the Spanish-American War (1898) in Eichelman Park, pointed out toward Lake Michigan. A 1939 photo of the same cannon can be found in the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago, Illinois — The Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, the only public building in the burned zone of the Great Chicago Fire to survive that catastrophe.

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee — Pictured above is the Shure 55 microphone said to have been used by Elvis Presley, and beyond it, the control room window at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio), the birthplace of rock and roll. The...

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The recording studio at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio) where some of the greatest records in music history were recorded. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Oribison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl...

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Memphis, Tennessee — The main room of Sam Phillips' Sun Studio (originally Memphis Recording Service), where many hit records by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others were made. This recording studio...

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The control room at Sun Studio (Memphis Recording Service), the recording studio where Sam Phillips recorded some of the most famous records in music history — including hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison,...

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Memphis, Tennessee — Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue, opened by Sam Phillips as "Memphis Recording Service" on January 3, 1950. Sun Studio, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, is the birthplace of rock and roll music. Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" was recorded here in 1951....

First cabin in Kenosha County: Jacob Montgomery

First cabin in Kenosha County: Jacob Montgomery

Bronze plaque set in stone and caged for protection along a trail in Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin. It reads: HISTORICAL LANDMARK Site of log cabin built in March 1835 by Jacob Montgomery, a trapper, and his two sons. First Settlement in Town of Somers,...

history

An index of blog posts tagged ‘history’ here at MarkCz.com.

Moana Surfrider hotel history display, Honolulu

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii — Memorabilia of 1930s and 1940s Hawaii displayed in the historic room on the second floor of the Moana Surfrider hotel. Built in 1901, the Moana Hotel is often called "The First Lady of Waikiki" and hosted the famous "Hawaii Calls"...

Old Hawaii memorabilia at Moana Surfrider hotel

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii — Memorabilia of old Hawaii displayed in the historic room on the second floor of the Moana Surfrider hotel. Built in 1901, the Moana Hotel is often called "The First Lady of Waikiki" and hosted the famous "Hawaii Calls" radio show, as...

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Cannibal fork displayed at Honolulu's Bishop Museum. The extent of cannibalism in Hawaii and Polynesia in general is a sketchy subject, greatly exaggerated by sensationalistic European and American writers. Contrary to legend, Captain Cook was...

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris, France

Paris, France — West façade of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. One of the finest examples of French Gothic church architecture, the cathedral is located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.

Louis XVI Salon bleu, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — The Salon bleu Louis XVI at the Carnavalet Museum, with its collection of circa-1780 furnishings — chairs and table, cabinetry, trim, mirrors, rugs, crystal chandelier, and paintings. Furniture in this room was created by famous names like Riesener,...

Victory statue, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — Victory statue by sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot in the Victory Courtyard Garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. It is his original version of the gilded Victory statue which tops the Fontaine du Palmier in the Place du Châtelet.

Carnavalet Museum, Paris: Garden & Victory statue

Paris, France — The Victory courtyard garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. Four beds of patterned boxwoods occupy the courtyard's four corners, and a statue of Victory stands atop a pedestal centered on the terrace. The Victory statue is by...

Place des Vosges, Paris, France

Paris, France — Dan Falato stands in the Place des Vosges, the centerpiece of the Marais district built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612. Originally known as the Place Royale, it was the exclusive residence of the rich and powerful of France until the Revolution. In...

Place de la Bastille, Paris, France

Paris, France — The Place de la Bastille and its July Column, on the site of the former Bastille prison (Bastille Saint-Antoine), which was stormed on the morning of July 14, 1789. Although revolutionaries discovered only seven prisoners inside, the storming of the...

Witch hunt victims memorial, Idstein, Germany

Idstein, Germany — Marble plaque listing the names of the victims of the witch hunts conducted by John, Count of Nassau-Idstein between February 3, 1676 and March 31, 1677. A total of 31 women and 8 men were executed for witchcraft. The plaque is displayed at the foot...

Spanish-American War cannon, Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Cannon from the Spanish-American War (1898) in Eichelman Park, pointed out toward Lake Michigan. A 1939 photo of the same cannon can be found in the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago, Illinois — The Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, the only public building in the burned zone of the Great Chicago Fire to survive that catastrophe.

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee — Pictured above is the Shure 55 microphone said to have been used by Elvis Presley, and beyond it, the control room window at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio), the birthplace of rock and roll. The...

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The recording studio at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio) where some of the greatest records in music history were recorded. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Oribison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl...

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Memphis, Tennessee — The main room of Sam Phillips' Sun Studio (originally Memphis Recording Service), where many hit records by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others were made. This recording studio...

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The control room at Sun Studio (Memphis Recording Service), the recording studio where Sam Phillips recorded some of the most famous records in music history — including hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison,...

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Memphis, Tennessee — Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue, opened by Sam Phillips as "Memphis Recording Service" on January 3, 1950. Sun Studio, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, is the birthplace of rock and roll music. Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" was recorded here in 1951....

First cabin in Kenosha County: Jacob Montgomery

Bronze plaque set in stone and caged for protection along a trail in Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin. It reads: HISTORICAL LANDMARK Site of log cabin built in March 1835 by Jacob Montgomery, a trapper, and his two sons. First Settlement in Town of Somers,...

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