sovietpropaganda:

press whilst speaking: marconi navyphone recovered from the wreck of the empress of ireland, sunk in the st. lawrence river in 1914

sovietpropaganda:

press whilst speaking: marconi navyphone recovered from the wreck of the empress of ireland, sunk in the st. lawrence river in 1914

Two girls sharing their love at gay pride in Belgrade, Serbia.

Two girls sharing their love at gay pride in Belgrade, Serbia.

70sscifiart:

tmiscience:

In 1669, Hamburg alchemist Hennig Brandt attempted to create gold by distilling 50 buckets of urine. First he evaporated it until it grew maggots, then he stored it until it turned black and distilled it. When not stored in water, the “transparent, waxy” phosphorus glowed in the dark and spontaneously caught fire.
[Morris]

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70sscifiart:

tmiscience:

In 1669, Hamburg alchemist Hennig Brandt attempted to create gold by distilling 50 buckets of urine. First he evaporated it until it grew maggots, then he stored it until it turned black and distilled it. When not stored in water, the “transparent, waxy” phosphorus glowed in the dark and spontaneously caught fire.

[Morris]

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ridethemachine:

Figure On Bicycle - Graham Fransella

ridethemachine:

Figure On Bicycle - Graham Fransella

voltra:

Ralph Brown

voltra:

Ralph Brown

"Many of the pieces in the Staffordshire Hoard are decorated using filigree, a technique which creates patterns by soldering lengths of twisted wire to a base plate. This sea-horse mount is one of the most remarkable pieces in the hoard decorated using this technique. The filigree work on it is astonishingly fine –a grain of rice is longer than three of the spirals which make up the decoration.

The top terminal is shaped into a horse’s head, with facial features distinguishable by soldered bead style filigree outlining an eye and snout.

The body then curves to form a sharp outward point, and then again to an end terminal, which looks to have broken off.

Connected to the left of this is an extended piece of fashioned gold that may have been or part of an attachment.

The body vertically divides into four columns that match its length, and within each is a continuous pattern of raised thin double coils in a filigree design.

The reverse side has no decoration and is plain except for the impression of the eye and snout

There is some discussion as to whether this mount really represents a seahorse or not. Some experts argue that the Anglo-Saxons tended not to portray animals particularly realistically and that it is better to regard this mount a showing a stylised horse’s head. Others feel that the shape is so reminiscent of the species of seahorse that lives off the coast of Britain that the maker must really have intended to picture a seahorse.”

Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Les Gazelles Au Bois, by artist Pierre Pozier, nephew of Schumacher founder, c.1927.

Les Gazelles Au Bois, by artist Pierre Pozier, nephew of Schumacher founder, c.1927.

mediumaevum:


Tobias Capwell in his custom made armour, based on an effigy from about the 1450s. It is a beautifully tailored second skin designed to protect him while jousting or (with a different helmet) in foot combat.
Properly made armour does not restrict movement, armour like this actually has a greater range of movement than the human inside it. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Tobias, he is a big name on the jousting international scene.

mediumaevum:

Tobias Capwell in his custom made armour, based on an effigy from about the 1450s. It is a beautifully tailored second skin designed to protect him while jousting or (with a different helmet) in foot combat.

Properly made armour does not restrict movement, armour like this actually has a greater range of movement than the human inside it.

For those of you unfamiliar with Tobias, he is a big name on the jousting international scene.

peashooter85:

18th century urethral syringe used to treat venereal disease.  

Typically drugs used to treat VD were various mercury solutions, the most popular of which was mercury chloride.  A common saying of the time was “one night with Venus, a lifetime with mercury”.

Beneath Lies the Power by Wangechi Mutu (2014)

Beneath Lies the Power by Wangechi Mutu (2014)

Mountain of Prayer b Wangechi Mutu (2014)

Mountain of Prayer b Wangechi Mutu (2014)

Even by Wangechi Mutu (2014)

Even by Wangechi Mutu (2014)