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DAILY PIC: Could this classic, flat-bottom paper bag be the most important, influential object ever conceived by a woman? In MoMA’s show called "Designing Modern Women", the 1871 patent for the machine to make it is credited to one Margaret E. Knight, working at the  Union Paper Bag Machine Company, in Philadelphia. More eyes must have settled on such a bag than have ever taken in the Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David. And could you carry your lunch to school if all you had to wrap it was a Monet? (Museum of Modern Art, gift of Duro Bag Manufacturing Company)
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blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: Could this classic, flat-bottom paper bag be the most important, influential object ever conceived by a woman? In MoMA’s show called "Designing Modern Women", the 1871 patent for the machine to make it is credited to one Margaret E. Knight, working at the  Union Paper Bag Machine Company, in Philadelphia. More eyes must have settled on such a bag than have ever taken in the Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David. And could you carry your lunch to school if all you had to wrap it was a Monet? (Museum of Modern Art, gift of Duro Bag Manufacturing Company)

For a full visual survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive. The Daily Pic can also be found at the bottom of the home page of thedailybeast.com and on that site’s Art Beast page.

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pbsthisdayinhistory:


December 6, 1865: The 13th Amendment is Ratified
On this day in 1865, the institution of slavery legally ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, just seven months after the end of the Civil War. The House passed the measure in January 1865, yet it became official almost a year later when Georgia’s ratification completed the constitutionally required approval by three quarters of the states. Georgia was the 27th state to ratify out of 36 at the time. 

Take PBS Black Culture Connection’s 13th Amendment Quiz to test your knowledge of the events that led to this momentous time in history.
Image: Scene in the House on the passage of the proposition to amend the Constitution, wood engraving, 1865 (Library of Congress).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

December 6, 1865: The 13th Amendment is Ratified

On this day in 1865, the institution of slavery legally ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, just seven months after the end of the Civil War. The House passed the measure in January 1865, yet it became official almost a year later when Georgia’s ratification completed the constitutionally required approval by three quarters of the states. Georgia was the 27th state to ratify out of 36 at the time.

Take PBS Black Culture Connection’s 13th Amendment Quiz to test your knowledge of the events that led to this momentous time in history.

Image: Scene in the House on the passage of the proposition to amend the Constitution, wood engraving, 1865 (Library of Congress).