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1:26pm November 8, 2011
arthistoryeveryday:

The Pantheon (126 AD)

arthistoryeveryday:

The Pantheon (126 AD)

4:32am November 7, 2011
instahlgewittern:

These two soldiers are sending a message by pigeon, which was an effective means to communicate from front to rear, and back again. However, pigeons could become confused in heavy artillery shelling and succumbed easily to lethal poison gas.

instahlgewittern:

These two soldiers are sending a message by pigeon, which was an effective means to communicate from front to rear, and back again. However, pigeons could become confused in heavy artillery shelling and succumbed easily to lethal poison gas.

11:08am October 29, 2011

omgthatartifact:

Handbells

Russia

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

10:56pm October 28, 2011

ronbunkontan:

Batman and Abraham Lincoln take on a cyborg/steampunk John Wilkes Booth. I have so much to say about this clip, but…it’s just too awesome for words.

3:42pm October 28, 2011

Historical puns are high class humor okay

interwar:

Why is England so damp? The queen has reigned there for years.

What did Mason say to Dixon? We’ve got to draw the line here.

Who built the ark? I have Noah idea.

Why did the ghost of Anne Boleyn always run after Henry? She was trying to get ahead.

How did the Vikings send secret messages? By Norse code.

How did the Roman cut his hair? He used some Caesers.

12:47am October 28, 2011
omgthatdress:

Dinner dress
Emile Pingat, 1877-1880
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dinner dress

Emile Pingat, 1877-1880

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

11:09am October 27, 2011
lostsplendor:

Russia, c. 1903.  Click for Source.

lostsplendor:

Russia, c. 1903.  Click for Source.

10:24am October 27, 2011

 Times Square, 1943 (original). 
Times Square, 1943 (original). 
8:47pm October 25, 2011
beautifulwelshvowels:

solo1y:

John Quincy Adams, the first President of the United States to be photographed, and crazy motherfucker. He somehow managed, in an extremely hostile environment, to talk Spain into more or less handing over Florida. He refused to be sworn in on a bible, (instead choosing a book of laws), to underline his firm belief in the separation of church and state. He fought against slavery (during a time when it was very risky to be against slavery), and talked Congress into providing funds to set up the Smithsonian Institute.
Andrew Jackson thought he should be “confined to a hospital” because he was “demented”. William Henry Harrison judged him to be “a disgusting man” who was “dirty and clownish”. Martin Van Buren called him “quite awkward”.
Sounds like my kind of guy.

I salute you, sir. 

beautifulwelshvowels:

solo1y:

John Quincy Adams, the first President of the United States to be photographed, and crazy motherfucker. He somehow managed, in an extremely hostile environment, to talk Spain into more or less handing over Florida. He refused to be sworn in on a bible, (instead choosing a book of laws), to underline his firm belief in the separation of church and state. He fought against slavery (during a time when it was very risky to be against slavery), and talked Congress into providing funds to set up the Smithsonian Institute.

Andrew Jackson thought he should be “confined to a hospital” because he was “demented”. William Henry Harrison judged him to be “a disgusting man” who was “dirty and clownish”. Martin Van Buren called him “quite awkward”.

Sounds like my kind of guy.

I salute you, sir. 

1:27am October 21, 2011

DONE.

…Guys, using the extended metaphor of a ship for the government Wilhelmine Germany steering a choppy course through huge, churning economic and social changes with the winds of the SPD and social unrest pushing against them but the Kaiser being a grumpy captain who isn’t about to dismantle the whole thing into a speedboat because then there would be no room for him- that’s okay, right?

No. No it is not. Go to bed, Lime.

1:33am October 20, 2011
10:48pm October 15, 2011

picturesofwar:

This day in history:

Minutes before giving a speech on a campaign stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in an assassination attempt.  

The would-be assassin’s bullet is slowed down after travelling through a steel eyeglass case and the folded, fifty page speech he intended to give, stopping in his chest.  Realizing that he wasn’t coughing up blood, Roosevelt figured he was well enough to go ahead and deliver his speech rather than rush to the hospital.

He spoke for the next 90 minutes, opening with the words:

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

Doctors deemed it too risky to remove the bullet, and Roosevelt carried it with him inside his body for the rest of his life.

October 14, 1912 - 99 years ago today. 

10:27am October 10, 2011
8:58am October 9, 2011
1850-1930:

Friedrichstraße (Frederick Street) in Berlin, Germany, sometime in the 1890s

1850-1930:

Friedrichstraße (Frederick Street) in Berlin, Germany, sometime in the 1890s