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Lights on the Saint Pères Bridge, Paris, François-Charles Cachoud

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Lights on the Saint Pères Bridge, Paris, François-Charles Cachoud

faustus-syndrome:

The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833–36. 

Comprises the following works: 
The Course of Empire – The Savage State
The Course of Empire – The Arcadian or Pastoral State
The Course of Empire – The Consummation of Empire
The Course of Empire – Destruction;
and 
The Course of Empire – Desolation.

It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay. 

The series of paintings depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city, situated on the lower end of a river valley, near its meeting with a bay of the sea. The valley is distinctly identifiable in each of the paintings, in part because of an unusual landmark: a large boulder is precariously situated atop a crag overlooking the valley. Some critics believe this is meant to contrast the immutability of the earth with the transience of man.

A direct source of literary inspiration for The Course of Empire paintings is Byron's Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812–18). Cole quoted this verse, from Canto IV, in his newspaper advertisements for the series:[2]

There is the moral of all human tales;

'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past.
First freedom and then Glory – when that fails,
Wealth, vice, corruption – barbarism at last.
And History, with all her volumes vast,
Hath but one page…

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historicaltimes:

Boys riding the rails after the liberation of Holland. 1945.

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Boys riding the rails after the liberation of Holland. 1945.

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A German soldier with Nazi swastika lays partially cremated in Dresden after the Firebombing of Dresden, February, 1945

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A German soldier with Nazi swastika lays partially cremated in Dresden after the Firebombing of Dresden, February, 1945

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Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II.

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Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II.

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Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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Flight Lieutenant George Aird AFC, a test pilot with the De Havilland Aircraft Company, ejecting from an English Electric Lightning P1B XG 332 on 13 September 1962.
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Flight Lieutenant George Aird AFC, a test pilot with the De Havilland Aircraft Company, ejecting from an English Electric Lightning P1B XG 332 on 13 September 1962.

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Cirque du Dunkerque. Crew of the French Battlecruiser Dunkerque in 1938.

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Cirque du Dunkerque. Crew of the French Battlecruiser Dunkerque in 1938.