W.E.B. Dubois created hand-drawn infographics to depict what African American life was like in the late 19th and early 20th century. The set of 12 infographics, published in 1900, illustrates subjects including: the average income and expenditures of African American families in Atlanta, Georgia; the number of African Americans living in cities vs. rural areas; the assessed … [Read more...]
Any pieces of content about history. Includes American history as well as worldwide.
To err is human---celebrities, business moguls, and politicians all make mistakes. This infographic illustrates some of the biggest blunders in human history. It includes three sections, one for “celebrity snafus,” another for “business blunders,” and a third for “historical hiccups.” The timeline for this infographic stretches all the way back to Julius Caesar’s death in 44BC … [Read more...]
Esperanto, also known as the International Language of Hope, is the most widely used auxiliary language in the world. This infographic explains how Esperanto came to be, how it is used, and why it is a useful language to learn. As explained in the infographic, Esperanto was invented by Dutch linguist Dr. Ludwig Zamenhoff in 1887. Worldwide, there are about 1,000 native … [Read more...]
Veritable Hokum by Korwin Brigg made this artful and informative infographic detailing the family tree of the Egyptian gods. The infographic explains how different peoples’ beliefs throughout time shaped the myths we now know. The infographic instills some humor into the mythology with delightful explanations and cartoon illustrations. All of the Egyptian gods are represented, … [Read more...]
Today, Alcatraz is one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist hotspots. But before throngs of people were safely guided through its halls without reason to fear, it was home to some of the nation’s most dangerous criminals. This infographic, created by Home Security Team, outlines the history of Alcatraz, also known as Uncle Sam’s Devil’s Island. The infographic explains the … [Read more...]