Category: Historical Infographics
Since we’re approaching the 200 year anniversary of the first bicycle that was ever made, the folks at Icebike.org thought it would be a good time to get you all caught up with the last 2 centuries of two-wheeled history. In the following infographic are 58 of the greatest milestones in biking history.
The current world is the most peaceful our planet has ever been. War and violence is at an all-time low. But this hasn’t always been the case. This infographic digs into the biggest battles the world has ever seen, and the sizes of each side involved.
The first diamonds to be recorded dates back to 325BCE, which have been moulded into the diamonds we know today due to thousands of years of artistry and technology. Diamond Cuts and Cutting have transformed each year with passing fashion trends and the ultimate desire for a flashy diamond or engagement ring. Learn about the history of diamond cuts and cutting in the following infographic.
In this infographic, Marky has compiled highlights of the history of graffiti. Check out this timeline of one of humanity’s oldest art forms and though graffiti is illegal in most places and arguably devastating to some of the ancient ruins it defaced – this underscores that people just can’t help but shout I AM HERE!
Want to learn some interesting facts about lipstick? Here is a quick and cute infographic by The Stylist blog about lipstick’s rise to most popular beauty product over the last 100 years.
Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian-born designer, carpenter, and architect known for being a master of Modernist design. Seats and Stools has put together this infographic that covers the life and selected work of Marcel Breuer. He is most widely recognized for his design of the Breuer Chair that bears his name.
Here is a fun and informative infographic courtesy of EZstorit.com that explain how Valentine’s Day got started as well a some statistics about this loving holiday. [Click here for full size version]
The Italian Villa have produced a cool infographic about The History of a Wedding. Did you know the first use of wedding bands was in 2800 BC? These and other interesting facts below.
Dodge recently celebrated its 100th birthday recently. Over this period Dodge has changed a lot. It’s fascinating that the actual Dodge brothers died in 1920 and that famous Dodge name carries through to this day. Dodge has been through it all and has adapted throughout their 100 years to stay competitive.
Marie Curie is a lady synonymous with the area of science and in particular cancer research. An astounding and truly inspiring lady, she would be due to turn 147 this November. Born in Poland into an unassuming family, Marie Curie was determined to have a career defined by research even at an early stage. For a woman to show such determination in terms of her career at that particular time of the century is remarkable.
In this infographic, learn all the fun and fascinating facts about the history of The Empire State Building, such as how it took 3,000 workers over the course iof just one year to build it.
Denim is one of those uniquely American garments that has continuously been able to reinvent itself to suit the changing cultural and stylistic landscape. American Eagle Outfitters takes a look at a few styles that have ebbed, flowed and ultimately caught the attention of the fashion set over the decades.
It’s safe to say that we all support our troops, yet statistics and struggles of American’s military veterans reveal that we can do much more. Here is an infographic from Pick Up Please that is a reminder of the sacrifices of their service and what we can do to make a difference in their lives.
On Veterans Day we honor the men and women who have served fighting for our freedom. This infographic from Mysendoff.com outlines the rich history of Arlington National Cemetery – A Living Monument to Freedom.