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Mona Lisa: the history of theft and vandalism…

On 21 August 1911, the painting was stolen from the Louvre. The theft was not discovered until the next day, when painter Louis Béroud walked into the museum and went to the Salon Carré where the Mona Lisa had been on display for five years, only to find four iron pegs on the wall. Béroud

‘Bra Burning’ protests in the 60s…

In the 1960’s the phrase “Bra Burning” was well known. People say that very few women actually burned their bras, but many supported those actions. Women burned their bras because they felt that it proved a statement or made a stand for Women’s Rights. Another reason they burned their bras was because it was a

Vintage TVs with magnifying lenses, 1948, by LIFE (20+ photos)

These TV screen magnifying lens had their heyday in the 1940s and 1950s during the early years of television. They were sold by companies to fit screens that ran from 3″ to 12″ in diameter. They allowed for various ways of attachment to your black and white TV set: from the top, sides and bottom,