Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

#TBT #Accessibility #National Building Museum

The building that now houses the National Building Museum was originally the home of the Pension Bureau after the Civil War. Pretty breathtaking, right?  Well, this amazing space isn’t the part of the building we are featuring on TBT today…it … Continue reading

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#TBT #AnneWolseleyCalvert #MysteryWoman #DisabledColonist

So what happens when you start to excavate one of the first cities of the United States (and what some argue was the original capital of the fledgling nation) and you find metal coffins under a church? Well, if you … Continue reading

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#TBT #Epilepsy

Did you know… Some of the oldest accounts of epilepsy are found in ancient writings from Babylonia and India, dating as far back as 2000 BC. The ancient Greeks saw epilepsy as a supernatural phenomenon, the “holy sickness”. During the … Continue reading

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#TBT #StElizabethsHospital

Sorry for missing a few posts, this Throwbacker was on vacation!  But this week we return with this little gem… Here is a picture of “hydrotherapy” administered to the patients at St Elizabeth’s Hosptial, “the nation’s first federally operated hospital … Continue reading

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#TBT #TiticutFollies

The Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer on Frederick Wiseman’s direct cinema classic Titicut Follies from 1967: “The state of MA, to a large degree, succeeded in preventing the film from being seen because the unflinching images taken by Wiseman’s … Continue reading

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#TBT: Justin Dart, Father of the ADA

Tomorrow would be Justin Dart’s 84th birthday. Many people in the disability community know who Justin was, and how important his activism was…but there are a slew of people that don’t. So today, we honor Justin Dart, a man with … Continue reading

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