sinatraswooners:

Sophia Loren

sinatraswooners:

Sophia Loren

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weirdvintage:

Swans are removed from a stretch of the River Thames near Henley to make way for the annual regatta, June 1900.  (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

weirdvintage:

Swans are removed from a stretch of the River Thames near Henley to make way for the annual regatta, June 1900.  (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

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sharontates:

noonesnemesis:

Bettie Page

photos by Bunny Yeager

1950’s

cansinofan:

Rita Hayworth and Dennis Mogan - from “Affectionately Yours”, 1941

superbnature:

b l o o m y by grooviejazz

superbnature:

b l o o m y by grooviejazz

elyssediamond:

Girl in the Garden
Eugène Grasset
More Art Nouveau

elyssediamond:

Girl in the Garden

Eugène Grasset

More Art Nouveau

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bluepassions:

Galata Tower ,Istanbul by Mehmet Emre on 500px

bluepassions:

Galata Tower ,Istanbul by Mehmet Emre on 500px

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fleurdulys:

Spring - Alexandre de Riquer

fleurdulys:

Spring - Alexandre de Riquer

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lindahall:

Giovanni Schiaparelli - Scientist of the Day

Giovanni Schiaparelli, an Italian astronomer, died July 4, 1910. In 1877, Mars passed very close to the Earth, in what we call an opposition, and Schiaparelli, working in Bologna, used the opportunity to study the Martian features in detail. He published the results of his observations in a map that is remarkable for two reasons. First, he proposed a new system of Martian nomenclature, using names from ancient geography, so that the most prominent Martian feature, formerly called the Kaiser Sea, became “Syrtis Major,” and the second most prominent, previously the Terby Sea, was now “Solis Lacus,” the Lake of the Sun. Schiaparelli’s system was adopted and is the basis for the names we still use for the “areography” of the red planet.

Second, Schiaparelli’s map exhibited a system of straight lines, or “canali”, that criss-cross the lighter regions of the Martian surface. Schiaparelli was the first to see these channels, and he suspected that they had a natural origin, caused by the ebb and flow of water from the south polar cap. Later observers, such as Camille Flammarion in France and Percival Lowell in the United States, would see these “canali” as artificial constructions, evidence for the former existence of life on Mars. Schiaparelli’s map appeared in several journals that we have in the serials collection of the Library, but the finest version we have is a separate offprint, published in 1893, which was a presentation copy from Schiaparelli to the great German physicist, Ernst Mach. The article also contains a view of the large telescope that Schiaparelli used to make his map. The final image shows a map of Mars, based on Schiaparelli, as it appeared in The Story of the Heavens (1901), by Sir Robert Stawell Ball, our Scientist of the Day for Tuesday, July 1.

Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library and Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the “Gradual de Santa Maria degli Angeli” by Silvestro dei Gherarducci, c. 1370

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centuriespast:

Sleeping Ariadne
Plate 42 from Le Musée français, vol. 4. Statues antiques (Paris: 1809)
Albert Christoph Reindel, German, 1784 - 1853. After a drawing by Pierre Bouillon, French, 1776 - 1831. Copied after the Antique. Probably printed by François Dominique Ramboz, French, active c. 1787 - 1819.
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Sleeping Ariadne

Plate 42 from Le Musée français, vol. 4. Statues antiques (Paris: 1809)

Albert Christoph Reindel, German, 1784 - 1853. After a drawing by Pierre Bouillon, French, 1776 - 1831. Copied after the Antique. Probably printed by François Dominique Ramboz, French, active c. 1787 - 1819.

Date:

1808

Medium:

Etching and engraving

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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architecture-and-culture:

besttravelphotos:

Béziers, France

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konguloarkonan:

Carved and painted slab, Vallstena, Gotland, Sweden, 6th-7th century; human figures and dragons.

konguloarkonan:

Carved and painted slab, Vallstena, Gotland, Sweden, 6th-7th century; human figures and dragons.

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owlsstuff:

More irresistible owls here: http://ift.tt/JQ5da3 Photo source (http://ift.tt/1lsueTF)

owlsstuff:

More irresistible owls here: http://ift.tt/JQ5da3 Photo source (http://ift.tt/1lsueTF)