July 23, 2014   170 notes
discardingimages:

medieval diving suit Konrad Kyeser, Bellifortis, Bavaria 1459.
København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Thott 290 2º, fol. 44r

discardingimages:

medieval diving suit 

Konrad Kyeser, Bellifortis, Bavaria 1459.

København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Thott 290 2º, fol. 44r

July 23, 2014   2,358 notes
cabinporn:

A-frame near Snæfellsnes, Iceland. 
Contributed by Julia Mai.

cabinporn:

A-frame near Snæfellsnes, Iceland

Contributed by Julia Mai.

July 21, 2014   159 notes
discardingimages:

grinning catConrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 85r

discardingimages:

grinning cat

Conrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.

Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 85r

July 17, 2014   334 notes

centuriespast:

Mirror of Famous Women of Japan (Honchō Meifu Kagami)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839 - 1892. Published by Arakawa Tōbei; 9 banchi 2 chōme, Bakuro-chō, Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

1880 (published 1883)

Color woodcut (triptych)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

July 14, 2014   31,343 notes

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July 10, 2014   617 notes
finjigoga:

Hugo Simberg (1873-1917), “Le Jardin De La Mort”,1896.

finjigoga:

Hugo Simberg (1873-1917), “Le Jardin De La Mort”,1896.

(via centuriespast)

July 10, 2014   538 notes
medieval:

Wheel of Hypocrisy.
1) He stands by Pride 2) He falls by Negligence. Put down in sorrow 3) He lies there by Poverty. The shame of him who has nothing 4) He rises by money.
13th C. (via)

medieval:

Wheel of Hypocrisy.

1) He stands by Pride
2) He falls by Negligence. Put down in sorrow
3) He lies there by Poverty. The shame of him who has nothing
4) He rises by money.

13th C. (via)

July 10, 2014   265 notes
centuriespast:

Cholera
Death’s Dispensary
George John Pinwell, British, 1842 - 1875
Date:
c. 1866
Medium:
Graphite on light buff wove paper
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Cholera

Death’s Dispensary

George John Pinwell, British, 1842 - 1875

Date:

c. 1866

Medium:

Graphite on light buff wove paper

Philadelphia Museum of Art

July 3, 2014   5,325 notes
headlikeanorange:

House sparrow

headlikeanorange:

House sparrow

July 3, 2014   8,492 notes
iateabee:

Forest by Wilhelm Sasnal (2003)Oil on Canvas, 45 x 45cm (18 x 18in)

iateabee:

Forest by Wilhelm Sasnal (2003)
Oil on Canvas, 45 x 45cm (18 x 18in)

(Source: grubers)

July 3, 2014   74 notes
iateabee:

Pokhorony Kota Krysami i Myshami [Rats and Mice Bury a Cat], 1866.
(Via compendium-of-beasts.)

iateabee:

Pokhorony Kota Krysami i Myshami [Rats and Mice Bury a Cat], 1866.

(Via compendium-of-beasts.)

July 3, 2014   445 notes
iateabee:

Fight Between A Sailor And A Shark 

my money’s on the shark

iateabee:

Fight Between A Sailor And A Shark 

my money’s on the shark

July 1, 2014   494 notes
akshully:

THE FOOL

gpoy

akshully:

THE FOOL

gpoy

(Source: akshully, via onceuponatop)

June 30, 2014   2,174 notes

menthuthuyoupi:

W O W

(Source: nickcaveandthebadweed, via standardreview)

June 29, 2014   270 notes
centuriespast:

English Ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588
by British (English) School
Oil on poplar panel, 112 x 143.5 cm
Collection: National Maritime Museum

centuriespast:

English Ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588

by British (English) School

Oil on poplar panel, 112 x 143.5 cm

Collection: National Maritime Museum