blastedheath:

Bill Hammond (New Zealand, b. 1947), Moa Hunter Cave 2, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 60 cm.

blastedheath:

Bill Hammond (New Zealand, b. 1947), Moa Hunter Cave 2, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 60 cm.

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viedomestique:

Brini Maxwell par Bradford Noble.

viedomestique:

Brini Maxwell par Bradford Noble.

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adventures-of-the-blackgang:


The British Library has released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.
These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books and concern a startling mix of subjects.
There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more… keep reading

Image taken from The Two Hemispheres: A Popular Account of the Countries and Peoples of the World … Illustrated, etc.; 1885

adventures-of-the-blackgang:

The British Library has released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.

These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books and concern a startling mix of subjects.

There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more… keep reading

Image taken from The Two Hemispheres: A Popular Account of the Countries and Peoples of the World … Illustrated, etc.; 1885

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fawnvelveteen:

Clara Bow, 1927.

fawnvelveteen:

Clara Bow, 1927.

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en-papier:

Angkor Wat Theme Finale from In the Mood for Love OST

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labelleotero:

Poster by Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse (1859-1938) for the première of Gustave Charpentier’s Louise at the Théâtre national de l’Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1900.

labelleotero:

Poster by Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse (1859-1938) for the première of Gustave Charpentier’s Louise at the Théâtre national de l’Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1900.

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

daisy and violet hilton
these lovely british ladies were conjoined twins. born in england in 1908, they were bought by their mothers employer because she saw a chance to make money with them. they toured around the world as a sideshow act, singing and dancing.
in 1931, they sued their managers and became independent performers. they moved to the vaudeville circuit and became successful. in 1961, their tour manager abandoned them in charlotte, north carolina, with no income. they took a job at a local grocery store. they died in 1969 of the hong kong flu

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

daisy and violet hilton

these lovely british ladies were conjoined twins. born in england in 1908, they were bought by their mothers employer because she saw a chance to make money with them. they toured around the world as a sideshow act, singing and dancing.

in 1931, they sued their managers and became independent performers. they moved to the vaudeville circuit and became successful. in 1961, their tour manager abandoned them in charlotte, north carolina, with no income. they took a job at a local grocery store. they died in 1969 of the hong kong flu

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sovietpostcards:

Maxim Gorkiy monument in the city of Gorkiy (historic and current name: Nizhny Novgorod), 1958

sovietpostcards:

Maxim Gorkiy monument in the city of Gorkiy (historic and current name: Nizhny Novgorod), 1958

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uispeccoll:

Happy summer! And safe travels to all of you headed out on summer adventures or planning a trip soon .  Whether you’re headed to Europe, the beach, off fishing, or stopping by the exotic Corn Palace in South Dakota, enjoy yourselves!

The leather suitcase postcard is easily one of my favorite five items in our collections!  All of the postcards are from Ted Rehder’s papers who was head of Dining Services for thirty years.  The postcards are addressed to his parents during the first decade of the 20th century who lived in Berlin, Iowa (later renamed Lincoln).  Several of the cards in the collection come from family members still living in Germany.

These postcards are now on display in our reading room so come take a closer look or even touch the leather postcard!

-Jillian P.

Ted Rehder Papers RG99.0014

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dearlybeloved-a:

Wake up from you dreams
and dry all your tears
Today we escape

dearlybeloved-a:

Wake up from you dreams

and dry all your tears

Today we escape

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