Interior of an iron mine.
From The underground world, by Thomas Wallace Knox, Hartford, 1877.
So they just dug up a time capsule from 1913 in Oklahoma. It’s pretty nifty, and there’s plenty more.
Now where can I buy a pair of shoes like those? I am not joking.
Amazing: That this is a 128-year-old recording of Alexander Graham Bell.
Even more amazing: The way they apparently pronounced the name “Graham” in the 19th century.
Travelers look at a glass dome on a stainless-steel train car, April 1947 Photograph by Willard Culver, National Geographic
Writing at desk in German dugout, c. WWI (by drakegoodman)
At least you’re not doing your finals in a trench.
It’s the flowers that get me.
A replica of the Mayflower sails into New York Harbor with a welcoming fleet, November 1957.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
Pretty much gonna write a book about this image.
Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich
This kid is the coolest.
Miss Sanderson’s Parasol Self-Defense, 1908:
“Then Miss Sanderson came to the attack, and the demonstration showed her to be as capable with the stick as the sword. She passed it from hand to hand so quickly that the eye could scarcely follow the movements, and all the while her blows fell thick and fast. Down slashes, upper cuts, side swings, jabs and thrusts followed in quick succession, and the thought arose, how would a ruffian come off if he attacked this accomplished lady, supposing she had either walking-stick, umbrella, or parasol at the time? ”
- J. St. A. Jewell, “The Gymnasiums of London: Part X. — Pierre Vigny’s” Health and Strength, May 1904, pages 173-177. (via » Miss Sanderson and the womanly art of parasol self defence)
Learn it. Live it.
Queer African American Women and the History of Marriage
This photo and headline accompanied an article from the October 15, 1970 issue of Jet magazine. They reveal that long before the recent struggle for marriage equality began, African American women who love women have engaged with the institution of marriage and have fought to make it their own.
Edna Knowles, on the left, and Peaches Stevens were wed in Liz’s Mark III Lounge, a gay bar on the South Side of Chicago, “before a host of friends and well wishers.” The article ended by noting, “although the duo has a type of ‘marriage license’ in their possession, the state’s official marriage license bureau reported it had no record of their license.” This ending serves to remind Jet readers that Knowles and Stevens’ union was not legitimate in the eyes of the state, as does the use of quotes around the word “married” in the headline.
An incredible picture. And an indelible tuxedo.