Cornhusker fans, stand up!
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Football Team, 1890. Image via.
I’ve never much been one for history class (too dry? too distant? too much genocide?) but I love artifacts, especially bizarro items that make hilarious claims that remind me just how ridiculous humans can be. The Swan Gondola, titled for author Timothy Schaffert’s upcoming novel of the same name, delivers on this front big time, collecting and sharing primary sources from around the time and place of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair. From a Celibacy Insurance Society that provides bachelors to, “
11 May 2012