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bygoneamericana:

Mullen’s Alley, Cherry Hill. New York, 1888.
By Jacob Riis

bygoneamericana:

Mullen’s Alley, Cherry Hill. New York, 1888.

By Jacob Riis

magictransistor:

Tantric Paintings from Rhajastan (1&3), Gunatraya Chakrasanas from Nepal (2&4). Tibetan Caduceus (5). 1600s.

oldpainting:


Phoebe Anna Traquair (Irish, 1852–1936), “An Angel”, c.1890 by sofi01 on Flickr.
hadrian6:

The Guardian Angel.   Antiveduto  Gramatica. Italian 1569-1626. oil/canvas.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

The Guardian Angel.   Antiveduto  Gramatica. Italian 1569-1626. oil/canvas.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

art-of-swords:

Fauchard of the Bodyguard of Cardinal Scipione Borghese-Caffarelli 

  • Dated: circa 1600–1610
  • Culture: Italian
  • Medium: steel, copper, gold, silver, wood, textile
  • Measurements: L., 108 in. (274.32 cm); blade L., 35 in. (24.13 cm); W., 9.5 in. (88.9 cm)
  • Classification: shafted weapons 

The weapons features certain marking and inscriptions, thus on the blade lies the arms of Camillo, Cardinal Borghese, afterwards Pope Paul V. It is ensigned with the Papal badge (keys and tiara): azure, a demi-dragon or, a chief of the Empire (gold, an eagle [or demi-eagle] displayed sable, crowned of first). Above that there’s a crown with palm and olive branch.

Scipione Borghese (1 September 1577 – 2 October 1633) was an Italian Cardinal, art collector and patron of the arts. A member of the Borghese family, he was the patron of the painter Caravaggio and the artist Bernini. His legacy is the establishment of the art collection at the Villa Borghese in Rome.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

jeannepompadour:

Stuttgart Playing Cards, made in Southwest Germany in c. 1430

c86:

Taken from Taliesin and King Arthur, 1970

Written and illustrated by Ruth Robbins

vintageeveryday:

Behind-the-scenes shot of The Monster that Challenged the World (1957).

vintageeveryday:

Behind-the-scenes shot of The Monster that Challenged the World (1957).

my-little-time-machine:


A bathing suit-clad woman and Nikola Tesla (swimming instructor) pictured on Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y., 1898. 

my-little-time-machine:

A bathing suit-clad woman and Nikola Tesla (swimming instructor) pictured on Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y., 1898. 

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1bohemian:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. photographed by Leslie Jones

1bohemian:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. photographed by Leslie Jones

artofthedarkages:

anglosaxonfragments:

mediumaevum:

Decoding Anglo-Saxon art

Rosie Weetch, curator and Craig Williams, illustrator, British Museum

Read the whole blog here: http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2014/05/28/decoding-anglo-saxon-art/

Anglo-Saxon metalworkers were like the Michelangelo of the 8th century!