There Ain't No Grave

compassandwheel:

Finished up this drawing yesterday - here’s another detail of it in progress.

compassandwheel:

Finished up this drawing yesterday - here’s another detail of it in progress.

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19thcenturyswagger:

Old Faithful in full flow - an eruption captured in 1924!
More globetrotting photos from the 1920s here: http://bookswithoutborders.co.uk/publication/globetrotting-holidays

19thcenturyswagger:

Old Faithful in full flow - an eruption captured in 1924!

More globetrotting photos from the 1920s here: http://bookswithoutborders.co.uk/publication/globetrotting-holidays

wapiti3:

The royal natural history ; By Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915 Brooks, W. T., Frostick, W. B., Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913 on Flickr.

Publication info London and New York :Frederick Warne & Co.,1893-1896.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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adesignresearcher:

Found and Lost on Ebay
Tintype Photo ~ Unique Pose ~ Handsome young man reading newspaper ~ Full Length
[Photo perspective and contrast adjusted]
Seller: front*window*antiques*collectibles

adesignresearcher:

Found and Lost on Ebay

Tintype Photo ~ Unique Pose ~ Handsome young man reading newspaper ~ Full Length

[Photo perspective and contrast adjusted]

Seller: front*window*antiques*collectibles

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littledallilasbookshelf:

Austrian National Library, Vienna by Amanda Rust on Flickr. A secret door in the library

littledallilasbookshelf:

Austrian National Library, Vienna by Amanda Rust on Flickr.
A secret door in the library

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magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني), The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existance (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني), The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existance (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

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antiquateddruggist:

Some of the many sample bottles containing medicinal ingredients found around the world that were shipped though the Port of London by the English East India Company in the early 20th century.

Generally, the ingredients were collected because of they were used as medicines (as well as other things) by the native populations where the ingredients were found. The ingredients were used to cure and prevent a wide variety of illnesses and conditions — anything from fatigue, to Parkinson’s disease, and beyond. 

The bottles are part of the Port Commodities collection in the Museum of London. 

nemfrog:

Stomach and bowels of the horse. The Modern Horse Doctor.1886.

nemfrog:

Stomach and bowels of the horse. The Modern Horse Doctor.1886.

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To this grave doctor millions do resort
Satirical broadside on folly that is to be found in all ranks of society:
the interior of an apothecary’s shop, with the doctor purging with a dose of wisdom a countryman seated on a close-stool who defecates foolish notions represented by asses and geese; a wealthy city merchant waits to be given a dose of plain-dealing; a young courtier’s head is inserted into a furnace so that his idle pastimes go up in a cloud of smoke carrying playing-cards, a backgammon board, tennis rackets, musical instruments, extravagant clothes, etc.; a fashionably dressed woman holding a squirrel on a lead is about to follow in the place of the courtier. In a panel below are two clergymen, one complaining of the strain of running more than one parish, the other, who has received the doctor’s purge, finding that the work of one parish is quite enough.
Print made by Martin Droeshout (?), 1620s; this impression 1672.
From the British Museum
vwillas8:

Islamic High Artistry

vwillas8:

Islamic High Artistry

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archaicwonder:

World’s oldest labyrinth illustration, c. 2000-1700 BC, BabyloniaIn Old Babylonian on clay showing a labyrinth of square and symmetric form.

archaicwonder:

World’s oldest labyrinth illustration, c. 2000-1700 BC, Babylonia

In Old Babylonian on clay showing a labyrinth of square and symmetric form.

(Source: schoyencollection.com, via ancient-serpent)

archaicwonder:

Achaemenid Gold Roundel c. 5th-4th Century BC
 With two addorsed rampant lions, their hindquarters touching, necks joined by a single head with jaws gaping, teeth bared and tongue protruding, mane and whiskers delineated, their feet resting on incised circular border.

archaicwonder:

Achaemenid Gold Roundel c. 5th-4th Century BC


With two addorsed rampant lions, their hindquarters touching, necks joined by a single head with jaws gaping, teeth bared and tongue protruding, mane and whiskers delineated, their feet resting on incised circular border.

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nemfrog:

Ernst Haeckel. 1896.

nemfrog:

Ernst Haeckel. 1896.

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