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Pocket book, covered in embroidered satin, 19th century. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

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usclibraries:

Echo Mountain above Pasadena was once home to the world’s most powerful searchlight. At 3 million candlepower, it was said to be visible all across Los Angeles and even from Catalina Island.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

usclibraries:

Echo Mountain above Pasadena was once home to the world’s most powerful searchlight. At 3 million candlepower, it was said to be visible all across Los Angeles and even from Catalina Island.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

suburbanlumberjack:

Once numbering in the hundreds of millions in the United States (that’s right, hundreds of millions), bison were hunted down to a mere thousand by 1890. Most of the story of how this happened can be inferred by the picture above.

This is always such a horrifying picture to look at and disgusting concept to dwell on.

suburbanlumberjack:

Once numbering in the hundreds of millions in the United States (that’s right, hundreds of millions), bison were hunted down to a mere thousand by 1890. Most of the story of how this happened can be inferred by the picture above.

This is always such a horrifying picture to look at and disgusting concept to dwell on.

back-then:

1899 photograph of Yellow Boy (Hokshila Zizi), Oglala Lakota dressed for the Grass Dance. His arms and torso painted with lightning lines, thus impersonating a thunderstorm about to fall upon the enemy.

back-then:

1899 photograph of Yellow Boy (Hokshila Zizi), Oglala Lakota dressed for the Grass Dance. His arms and torso painted with lightning lines, thus impersonating a thunderstorm about to fall upon the enemy.

shewhoworshipscarlin:

Manchu man’s surcoat, 1875-1903, Guangxu period, China.

shewhoworshipscarlin:

Manchu man’s surcoat, 1875-1903, Guangxu period, China.

turklrcom:

1890-1900 - Üsküdar Meydanı

turklrcom:

1890-1900 - Üsküdar Meydanı

historicaltimes:


The Eiffel Tower under construction 1890’s Read More

historicaltimes:

The Eiffel Tower under construction 1890’s

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lilithsplace:

'Woman Sitting with a Child in Her Arms', c. 1890 - Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)

lilithsplace:

'Woman Sitting with a Child in Her Arms', c. 1890 - Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)

aphasiabookclub:

Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet, circa 1890.

aphasiabookclub:

Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet, circa 1890.

This guy managed to infiltrate Mecca and translate the Kama Sutra in a single lifetime!

omgfactsofficial:

This guy managed to infiltrate Mecca and translate the Kama Sutra in a single lifetime!

Mecca is the holiest city of Islam. Their entire belief and way of life exists because of what transpired in those walls long, long ago.

If you’re not Muslim, but think this sounds like an interesting…

ohsresearchlibrary:

"Wheels," unidentified Portland location, c.1899Charles Hodson Photograph Album, Album 244, Neg. # OrHi 25606

ohsresearchlibrary:

"Wheels," unidentified Portland location, c.1899
Charles Hodson Photograph Album, Album 244, Neg. # OrHi 25606

Pocket book, covered in embroidered satin, 19th century. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

(via owls-love-tea)

usclibraries:

Echo Mountain above Pasadena was once home to the world’s most powerful searchlight. At 3 million candlepower, it was said to be visible all across Los Angeles and even from Catalina Island.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

usclibraries:

Echo Mountain above Pasadena was once home to the world’s most powerful searchlight. At 3 million candlepower, it was said to be visible all across Los Angeles and even from Catalina Island.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

suburbanlumberjack:

Once numbering in the hundreds of millions in the United States (that’s right, hundreds of millions), bison were hunted down to a mere thousand by 1890. Most of the story of how this happened can be inferred by the picture above.

This is always such a horrifying picture to look at and disgusting concept to dwell on.

suburbanlumberjack:

Once numbering in the hundreds of millions in the United States (that’s right, hundreds of millions), bison were hunted down to a mere thousand by 1890. Most of the story of how this happened can be inferred by the picture above.

This is always such a horrifying picture to look at and disgusting concept to dwell on.

back-then:

1899 photograph of Yellow Boy (Hokshila Zizi), Oglala Lakota dressed for the Grass Dance. His arms and torso painted with lightning lines, thus impersonating a thunderstorm about to fall upon the enemy.

back-then:

1899 photograph of Yellow Boy (Hokshila Zizi), Oglala Lakota dressed for the Grass Dance. His arms and torso painted with lightning lines, thus impersonating a thunderstorm about to fall upon the enemy.

shewhoworshipscarlin:

Manchu man’s surcoat, 1875-1903, Guangxu period, China.

shewhoworshipscarlin:

Manchu man’s surcoat, 1875-1903, Guangxu period, China.

turklrcom:

1890-1900 - Üsküdar Meydanı

turklrcom:

1890-1900 - Üsküdar Meydanı

historicaltimes:


The Eiffel Tower under construction 1890’s Read More

historicaltimes:

The Eiffel Tower under construction 1890’s

Read More

lilithsplace:

'Woman Sitting with a Child in Her Arms', c. 1890 - Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)

lilithsplace:

'Woman Sitting with a Child in Her Arms', c. 1890 - Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)

aphasiabookclub:

Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet, circa 1890.

aphasiabookclub:

Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet, circa 1890.

This guy managed to infiltrate Mecca and translate the Kama Sutra in a single lifetime!

omgfactsofficial:

This guy managed to infiltrate Mecca and translate the Kama Sutra in a single lifetime!

Mecca is the holiest city of Islam. Their entire belief and way of life exists because of what transpired in those walls long, long ago.

If you’re not Muslim, but think this sounds like an interesting…

ohsresearchlibrary:

"Wheels," unidentified Portland location, c.1899Charles Hodson Photograph Album, Album 244, Neg. # OrHi 25606

ohsresearchlibrary:

"Wheels," unidentified Portland location, c.1899
Charles Hodson Photograph Album, Album 244, Neg. # OrHi 25606

nemfrog:

Book cover. 1896.

nemfrog:

Book cover. 1896.

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