The “Cultural Revolution” account is marking the 50th anniversary of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by tweeting “real-time” updates of the movement, which was launched by Chinese leader Mao Zedong in 1966 and continued until his death in 1976.
1/1/67 The United Action Committee pledges to "crush the left-deviationist line" and protect the Party's "loyal and courageous cadres".— Cultural Revolution (@GPCR50) 1 января 2017 г.
30/12/66 The State Council asks Aeronautics Red Flag to stop its "Red Sea" campaign to paint all of Beijing's doors red — it's confusing.— Cultural Revolution (@GPCR50) 30 декабря 2016 г.
The “Russian Telegraph” tweets news from the Russian Empire. Like China's Cultural Revolution, the account gives live updates – this time from 100 years ago.
The US National Archives tweets copies of historical photographs and documents.
A “Tweets of Old” account based in Texas is sharing one-liners from US newspapers which were published over a century ago.
A Virginia mob lynched the wrong man the other night, but made the "amende honorable" by lynching the right man shortly afterwards. OR1902— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) 28 декабря 2016 г.
Every year there are too many Christmas fires. Do not use cotton to represent snow, use asbestos fiber. KS1910— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) 25 декабря 2016 г.
UK historian of Victorian popular culture Bob Nicholson, aka the “DigiVictorian,” is sharing quotes newspaper articles and pictures from the nineteenth century.
Truly, this was a golden age of entertainment…— Bob Nicholson (@DigiVictorian) 3 января 2017 г.
— Police Gazette (1893) pic.twitter.com/fTTHxA1aJL
'A New Way To Catch a Rascal' (IPN, 1870). The most serious-looking man ever to slide down a banister. pic.twitter.com/Xc5TPaJulg— Bob Nicholson (@DigiVictorian) 7 марта 2015 г.
“Silent Movie Gifs” makes snippets of cinema's silent era.
— Silent Movie Gifs (@silentmoviegifs) 28 августа 2016 г.
"Happy New Year"— Silent Movie Gifs (@silentmoviegifs) 1 января 2017 г.
The Gold Rush (1925) pic.twitter.com/avfEbTMKux
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