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10:05pm May 18, 2011
sibyl—vane:

My great grandmother, Elizabeth Wren.She started a business selling antiques to support her family. Apparently once while camping, a bear walked into their campground, and she shooed it off with her apron.

sibyl—vane:

My great grandmother, Elizabeth Wren.
She started a business selling antiques to support her family. Apparently once while camping, a bear walked into their campground, and she shooed it off with her apron.

9:44pm May 18, 2011
thelifeguardlibrarian:

…and i’ve just got my lovely miss bike back from shop!
theatlantic:

Wheels of Change: How The Bicycle Empowered Women

As much as we love bike culture and everything bikes stand for, we may have underestimated the profound significance of the bicycle as a cultural agent of change. Thanks to a brilliant new book, we no longer do. National Geographic’s Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) tells the riveting story of how the two-wheel wonder pedaled forward the emancipation of women in late-19th-century America and radically redefined the normative conventions of femininity.“To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of devices they knew in their work and play. To women, it was a steed upon which they rode into a new world.” ~ Munsey’s Magazine, 1896

Read more at The Atlantic


Husbands, don’t let your wife take up cycling.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

…and i’ve just got my lovely miss bike back from shop!

theatlantic:

Wheels of Change: How The Bicycle Empowered Women

As much as we love bike culture and everything bikes stand for, we may have underestimated the profound significance of the bicycle as a cultural agent of change. Thanks to a brilliant new book, we no longer do. National Geographic’s Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) tells the riveting story of how the two-wheel wonder pedaled forward the emancipation of women in late-19th-century America and radically redefined the normative conventions of femininity.

“To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of devices they knew in their work and play. To women, it was a steed upon which they rode into a new world.” ~ Munsey’s Magazine, 1896

Read more at The Atlantic

Husbands, don’t let your wife take up cycling.

9:40pm May 18, 2011
thelifeguardlibrarian:

I love these. I want prints.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

I love these. I want prints.

9:40pm May 18, 2011
thelifeguardlibrarian:

Illinois WPA Project

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Illinois WPA Project

9:39pm May 18, 2011
9:36pm May 18, 2011
Young man on pedaled roller skates designed by Edvard Petrini, c. 1910
Young man on pedaled roller skates designed by Edvard Petrini, c. 1910

9:29pm May 18, 2011

thelifeguardlibrarian:

The New Inquiry: History Repeating: The Weblog

thenewinquiry:

1968 Search for Truth Publications (via)

Myles Davis, “A Critical History of Pamphlets” (1715):

“From PAMPHLETS may be learned the genius of the age, the debates of the learned, the follies of the ignorant, the bévues of government, and the mistakes of the courtiers. Pamphlets furnish…

Yes, sir. Also see: broadsides a la Addison & Steele.

9:27pm May 18, 2011
questionableadvice:

~ Chesterfield’s Art of Letter-Writing Simplified…To Which is Appended the Complete Rules of Etiquette, and the Usages of Society: Containing The Most Approved Rules For Correct Deportment In Fashionable Life, Together With Hints To Gentlemen And Ladies On Irregular And Vulgar Habits, Also, The Etiquette Of Love And Courtship, Marriage Etiquette, &c., 1857
via University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections

questionableadvice:

~ Chesterfield’s Art of Letter-Writing Simplified…To Which is Appended the Complete Rules of Etiquette, and the Usages of Society: Containing The Most Approved Rules For Correct Deportment In Fashionable Life, Together With Hints To Gentlemen And Ladies On Irregular And Vulgar Habits, Also, The Etiquette Of Love And Courtship, Marriage Etiquette, &c., 1857
via University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections

9:26pm May 18, 2011
questionableadvice:

~ Gantner Swimsuit Catalog, 1943 
via The Vintage Traveler

questionableadvice:

~ Gantner Swimsuit Catalog, 1943 
via The Vintage Traveler

9:18pm May 18, 2011
loliluv:

 
Garden 9by ~bonbonmalefique

loliluv:

Garden 9by ~bonbonmalefique

9:17pm May 18, 2011
jeffzie:

astromonster:

Ogon Bat ad for Golden Bat cigarettes!

Eh???

jeffzie:

astromonster:

Ogon Bat ad for Golden Bat cigarettes!

Eh???

9:04pm May 18, 2011
i12bent:

Erik Satie (May 17, 1866 - 1925) was a French composer who ranks  among the oddest figures in late 19th C./early 20th C. music. He  preferred to be called ‘gymnopedist’ or ‘phonometrograph’ rather than  ‘composer’, and his pieces - often whimsically titled bagatelles for piano - have a hypnotic and addictive effect on the listener. They  sound simple but are actually hard to perform properly (not as pretty  little ditties, but as complex and minute variations on a minimalist  theme - Vexations for instance calls for 840 repetitions). Sequences such Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes foreshadow later ambient music, as do the later pieces that Satie himself dubbed ‘furniture music’…

i12bent:

Erik Satie (May 17, 1866 - 1925) was a French composer who ranks among the oddest figures in late 19th C./early 20th C. music. He preferred to be called ‘gymnopedist’ or ‘phonometrograph’ rather than ‘composer’, and his pieces - often whimsically titled bagatelles for piano - have a hypnotic and addictive effect on the listener. They sound simple but are actually hard to perform properly (not as pretty little ditties, but as complex and minute variations on a minimalist theme - Vexations for instance calls for 840 repetitions). Sequences such Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes foreshadow later ambient music, as do the later pieces that Satie himself dubbed ‘furniture music’…