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January 21, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Antarctica, Kiwanis, Christian Dior

On the 21st of January –

In 1840 Jules Dumont d’Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica. Here is his picture:
D'Urville, Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont (1790-1842)
And here is his travelogue – well actually it is a scientific report on his voyage of discovery, the first of 10 volumes, everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask:

Fitting white thumbnail for a voyage in the antarctic 🙂 The other 9 volumes are also in Europeana.

In 1915 the Kiwanis International, a service club loosely founded on the model of the Rotary (but they will insist it is totally different), is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
Although very international, I could only find this banner for the Kiwani chapter in Hasselt, Belgium. Which in itself is a coincidence since my brother, who is a member, lives in Hasselt, the Netherlands. I helped him raise some money for a Kiwanis project some time ago by letterpress printing a children’s story.
Anoniem, wimpel Kiwanis International Hasselt, ca. 1990, bedrukt polyester.

In 1905 Christian Dior is born in Paris. He died in 1957. Here is a video of his collection ‘H’ from 1954, so at the height of his prowess and popularity:
Mode d'automne chez Christian Dior..

And here is another video fragment (unfortunately no thumbnail, so no embed) with a short obituary of Dior from 1957. On my computer the video playback is a bit squashed, so all models look a bit chubby…


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