I teach History at a Montreal-area College and this is my blog about everything History. Welcome!
I love history! But I get annoyed at how much fake, wrong, pilfered, or out-of-context stuff is out there on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, etc. So this site is my place to post historical photos and artifacts that have been: verified, show as much context as possible and are cited to show ownership.
Everyone always says that the benefit of learning history is so that we can learn from our mistakes. I think the number one benefit of learning history is its ability to teach empathy and understanding. The photos and artifacts on this site are chosen to show that humans, no matter their time period, culture, religion, language or location share things in common. From a 2000-year old child’s doll from ancient Rome, to a medieval portrait of family life, to a family vacation to the beach 125 years ago, to a field trip to the zoo from 115 years ago, to a turn-of-the-century baby learning to walk, to a president’s love letter to his wife – I love things that show that humans, no matter the time period, are humans.
Enjoy!! I’m looking forward to reading and responding to your comments!!