Why Are These Soldiers Reading The Atlantic During a Cockfight?
It is entirely fitting that the content of the July 1864 issue of The Atlantic addresses things relevant to the scene— alcohol, cigars, chickens, whips, and soldiers. The issue concludes with a summary of the military operation in which the soldiers pictured here are engaged. General Willcox’s troops are themselves mentioned in print. We can only guess whether Brackett so deliberately displayed the periodical because of unit pride.
Source: The Atlantic
Did you know that the mountain bike originated in the Bay Area?
Above is a photo series from the Mountain Biking History and Culture Archive that UC Davis alum Sarah McCullough put together as part of her thesis covering the origins of the sport.
Many of these early mountain bikers were part of the larger counter-culture movement going on in the 1970s. They would retrofit bicycles to use on dirt paths and would then race with them in competitions. This caused a lot of debate over trail access with longtime users of the trails.
There’s no lack of void.