Posts tagged history

Posted 11 months ago

 Grace Cossington Smith outside her home Turramurra, 1915.

 Grace Cossington Smith outside her home Turramurra, 1915.

Posted 1 year ago

Vintage Taxidermy

Taxidermy is considered an art for practitioners and collectors. For others, it’s the unnatural preservation and distortion of life. However one views the subject, it is still oddly compelling to look at.

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centuriespast:

Object: Plastered human skull

Period: Pre-Pottery Neolithic

Dimensions: H: 15.2cm. W: 16.7cm. L: 22cm.

Region: Palestine

Description: skull of adult male without the mandible (probably removed before deposit); an artificial chin was provided to give the face a natural appearance. Built up in clay and plastered with a smooth surface, coloured brownish-red (iron oxide, probably ochre). The plastering does not extend over the cranial vault, perhaps originally provided with some other material to simulate hair.

The Ashmolean Museum

Posted 1 year ago

An Ancestry of African-Native Americans

coolchicksfromhistory:

Using government documents, author Angela Walton-Raji traced her ancestors to the slaves owned by American Indians

Posted 1 year ago

Sewing class, 1914

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Matthew Brady was a 19th century photographer, famous for documenting and exposing the conditions of the Civil War and is credited with being the father of photojournalism (and the thief of my heart).

I’d hit it (historically speaking)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Matthew Brady was a 19th century photographer, famous for documenting and exposing the conditions of the Civil War and is credited with being the father of photojournalism (and the thief of my heart).

I’d hit it (historically speaking)

Posted 1 year ago

Anna Pavlova

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Jaroslava Mucha (1909-1986) was the daughter of renowned Art Nouveau painter/illustrator Alphonse Mucha (who was also a cutie). Much of her life remains to be somewhat of a mystery, but we do know that she inherited her father’s artistic talent and dedicated her life to the conservation of his work. Also, she was quite the beauty!

Jaroslava Mucha (1909-1986) was the daughter of renowned Art Nouveau painter/illustrator Alphonse Mucha (who was also a cutie). Much of her life remains to be somewhat of a mystery, but we do know that she inherited her father’s artistic talent and dedicated her life to the conservation of his work. Also, she was quite the beauty!

Posted 1 year ago

mudwerks:

life:

Long before the days of food stylists — Argentinian matambre, a slice of beef rolled with vegetables and chilies, 1966. See more photos here.

=:O

Posted 1 year ago

coolchicksfromhistory:

November is Native American Heritage Month

All photos by Edward S. Curtis via the Library of Congress, original captions:

Top: O Che Che, Mohave Indian womanQahatika girlSelawik Woman

Middle: Chaiwa—TewaKlamath womanCayuse woman

Bottom: Wisham femaleTsawatenok girlYaqui girl