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12:43am August 2, 2014

my-ear-trumpet:

my-ear-trumpet:

Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans — I Wanna Be In The Cavalry

I wanna be in the cavalry if they send me off to war
I wanna good steed under me like my forefathers before
I wanna good mount when the bugle sounds and I hear the cannons’ roar
I wanna be in the cavalry if they send me off to war

I wanna horse in the volunteer force that’s riding forth at dawn
Please save for me some gallantry that will echo when I’m gone
I beg of you sarge let me lead the charge when the battle lines are drawn

Lemme at least leave a good hoof beat they’ll remember loud and long
I’d not a good foot soldier make, I’d be sour and slow at march
And I’d be sick on a navy ship, and the sea would leave me parched
But I’ll be first in line if they’ll let me ride, by god, you’ll see my starch
Lope back o’er the heath with the laurel wreath underneath that vict’ry arch
Let me earn my spurs in the battle’s blur where the day is lost or won
I’ll wield my lance as the ponies dance and the blackguards fire their guns
A sabre keen, and a saddle carbine and an army Remington
Where the hot lead screams with the cold, cold steel let me be a cav’lryman

Let ‘em play their flutes and stirrup my boots and place them back to front
For I won’t be back on the rider-less black (jack) and I’m finished in my hunt
I wanna be in the cavalry if I must go off to war
I wanna be in the cavalry, but I won’t ride home no more
12:28am August 2, 2014
ratak-monodosico:

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail.
The blade reads: “Che la mia ferita sia mortale" 
- or roughly: “may all your wounds be mortal”.

ratak-monodosico:

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail.

The blade reads: Che la mia ferita sia mortale"

- or roughly: “may all your wounds be mortal”.

5:40pm July 27, 2014
questionableadvice:

~ The Handbook of the Man of Fashion, by the author of “Etiquette for Gentlemen”, 1847

questionableadvice:

~ The Handbook of the Man of Fashion, by the author of “Etiquette for Gentlemen”, 1847

7:01pm July 26, 2014
Complaints @nytimes had about the telegraph in 1858: “superficial, sudden, unsifted, too fast for the truth…” pic.twitter.com/cFwAq7joMJ— Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) July 25, 2014
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4:36am July 26, 2014
centuriespast:

The Artist in His Museum
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)
1822
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

centuriespast:

The Artist in His Museum

Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

1822

Oil on canvas

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

4:30am July 26, 2014
maudelynn:

Vintage Cyberman !! 
via https://twitter.com/SteveNiles

maudelynn:

Vintage Cyberman !! 

via https://twitter.com/SteveNiles

4:09am July 26, 2014
treselegant:

"Old Mr. Bix’s Hallucination."
The Leisure Hour, 1866.

treselegant:

"Old Mr. Bix’s Hallucination."

The Leisure Hour, 1866.

3:17am July 26, 2014

billidollarbaby:

Anna Ewers, Vanessa Moody, Kaitlin Aas, Lexi Boling & Kat Hessen for Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaigns by Steven Klein

Read more over at: http://billidollarbaby.com/anna-ewers-vanessa-moody-kaitlin-aas-lexi-boling-kat-hessen-alexander-wang-fallwinter-2014-ad-campaigns-steven-klein/

3:11am July 26, 2014
demonagerie:

British Library, Additional 24189, f.7 (discovery of the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century.  Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.

demonagerie:

British Library, Additional 24189, f.7 (discovery of the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century. Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.

3:09am July 26, 2014
demonagerie:

British Library, Additional 24189, f.015r (Miniature of astronomers on Mt Athos, above, studying the stars with astrolabes and quadrants and, below, inscribing strange characters in the dust with sticks). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century. Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.

demonagerie:

British Library, Additional 24189, f.015r (Miniature of astronomers on Mt Athos, above, studying the stars with astrolabes and quadrants and, below, inscribing strange characters in the dust with sticks). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century. Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.