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6:53pm September 20, 2014
turner-d-century:

Mermaid that was captured in Toyama Bay. According to the accompanying text, the creature measured 10.6 meters long. pic.twitter.com/fU6AA9uujw— ✍ Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) September 20, 2014

turner-d-century:

6:40pm September 20, 2014
entregulistanybostan:

Edward Steichen - Alfred Steiglitz
1935 Vintage Sheet-Fed 
Photogravure by the Beck Engraving Co.
Source

entregulistanybostan:

Edward Steichen - Alfred Steiglitz

1935 Vintage Sheet-Fed

Photogravure by the Beck Engraving Co.

Source

6:39pm September 20, 2014
statelibrarynsw:

statelibrarynsw:

Mark Twain, late 1895 / Falk Studios, 496 George Street, Sydney
"Truly Yours Mark Twain / Dec ‘95" — signature below the lower edge of the photograph, Mark Twain visited Australia in  1895.
"Mark Twain is really a brilliant conversationalist, and, when you touch a point beneath the good humouredly satirical armour of reserve that he wears, quick to reveal the more serious side of his nature. The great difficulty is to gather up his points as he branches from topic to topic, for his flight is as discursive as his fancy is untrammelled.
"What is humour?" he says with a laugh.." 
extract from The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 17 September, 1895
this account of his visit can be found in Trove.
The State Library of NSW has an extensive newspaper collection comprising about 1700 historical newspaper publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald.

Mark Twain arrived in Australia on this day, 15 September, in 1895. 

statelibrarynsw:

statelibrarynsw:

Mark Twain, late 1895 / Falk Studios, 496 George Street, Sydney

"Truly Yours Mark Twain / Dec ‘95" — signature below the lower edge of the photograph, Mark Twain visited Australia in  1895.

"Mark Twain is really a brilliant conversationalist, and, when you touch a point beneath the good humouredly satirical armour of reserve that he wears, quick to reveal the more serious side of his nature. The great difficulty is to gather up his points as he branches from topic to topic, for his flight is as discursive as his fancy is untrammelled.

"What is humour?" he says with a laugh.."

extract from The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 17 September, 1895

this account of his visit can be found in Trove.

The State Library of NSW has an extensive newspaper collection comprising about 1700 historical newspaper publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald.

Mark Twain arrived in Australia on this day, 15 September, in 1895

6:37pm September 20, 2014
statelibrarynsw:

Quadragesimale Discipuli, 1489
 By Johann Herolt
Since the fifth century bindings have been used to hold together gatherings of paper or parchment. The early bindings were designed to preserve the information contained within the volume, making it easier to hold, to store and to transport. The spread of learning across Europe, the introduction of printing and rise of literacy increased the demand for books and influenced the development of the trade from a small medieval workshop to the mass-production of the twentieth century.
Rare books and special collections of the State Library of New South Wales was formed in 1962 although the base of the collections were formed in the nineteenth century through the first Australian Subscription Library and later the Free Public Library. The collection contains a range of material from medieval manuscripts to modern private press and artists’ books.

statelibrarynsw:

Quadragesimale Discipuli, 1489

By Johann Herolt

Since the fifth century bindings have been used to hold together gatherings of paper or parchment. The early bindings were designed to preserve the information contained within the volume, making it easier to hold, to store and to transport. The spread of learning across Europe, the introduction of printing and rise of literacy increased the demand for books and influenced the development of the trade from a small medieval workshop to the mass-production of the twentieth century.

Rare books and special collections of the State Library of New South Wales was formed in 1962 although the base of the collections were formed in the nineteenth century through the first Australian Subscription Library and later the Free Public Library. The collection contains a range of material from medieval manuscripts to modern private press and artists’ books.

6:11pm September 20, 2014

missfolly:

top down

News stand, New Orleans, 1906 
Memphis, Tennessee, 1910 
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Detroit, Michigan, ca 1910.
Blizzard of 1922, Washington, DC

A shorpy.com peek into the past.

6:03pm September 20, 2014

“Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.”

— Edmund Burke (via missfolly)
6:03pm September 20, 2014
missfolly:

Madge Wildfire Before Bailie Middleburgh by W.E. Lockhart; engraved by John Le Conte, 1873

missfolly:

Madge Wildfire Before Bailie Middleburgh by W.E. Lockhart; engraved by John Le Conte, 1873

5:58pm September 20, 2014

dutyfreemusic:

Svjata Vatra - Zillja Zelenen’ke

“Holy Fire” play firefolk, as they call it. Ukrainians and Estonians make trombone, accordion and duduki work together.

5:49pm September 20, 2014
varangoi:

Not that you guys asked for it, but here’s me staring into the flames, deep in thought.
and slightly smiling because i just became aware that this photo was being taken

varangoi:

Not that you guys asked for it, but here’s me staring into the flames, deep in thought.

and slightly smiling because i just became aware that this photo was being taken

5:38pm September 20, 2014

pinstripepulpit:

nomanwalksalone:

FINDING A STYLE IDENTITY

by Alan Cornett

Finding your own style is about communicating through clothes what you want to project about yourself. We might think of Tom Wolfe’s white suits or Andy Warhol’s Brooks Brothers button downs and jeans as examples of iconic style identities, representing respectively Wolfe’s immaculate, clinical detachment from his subjects and Warhol’s insouciant delight in the visual library of the everyman. At the same time, a style identity ought to be about comfortable self-expression. We shouldn’t be dressing up for a part, playing someone we’re not.

My own style identity developed in two great leaps forward.

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5:28pm September 20, 2014

jeannepompadour:

King David playing the harp; from the Alphonso Psalter. Unknown Miniaturist, English (active in 1280s)

4:50pm September 20, 2014

“If we take the widest and wisest view of a Cause, there is no such thing as a Lost Cause, because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause. We fight for lost causes because we know that our defeat and dismay may be the preface to our successors’ victory, though that victory itself will be temporary; we fight rather to keep something alive than in the expectation that it will triumph.”

— T.S. Eliot on Lost Causes from his essay on Francis Herbert Bradley,
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