Theme
6:03am March 16, 2014

“Hermits once enjoyed a hundred years of fashion in the garden, drawing to a close in the 1830s. The dramatist Tom Stoppard then brought them back into the limelight of London’s West End. In 1993 his admired play, Arcadia, included the proposal that a hermitage should be built in the gardens of fictional Sidley Hall in Derbyshire. The landscape designer, Mr Noakes, suggests that a candidate could be found by advertising in the newspaper. “But surely,” his patroness Lady Croom replies, “a hermit who takes a newspaper is not a hermit in whom one can have complete confidence.””

— @ FT.com (via shimmer)
5:58am March 16, 2014
the-two-germanys:

One of the hermits digging his own grave. - “He has paused in his work to say a prayer.”The Wide World Magazine, 1904.

the-two-germanys:

One of the hermits digging his own grave. - “He has paused in his work to say a prayer.”

The Wide World Magazine, 1904.

5:56am March 16, 2014
dollylamour:

Photo by my very first photographer and sweet friend Franco Marchesi ❤️ #dollylamour #modeling #photographer #photography #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #instalove #instamood #iphonesia #igers

dollylamour:

Photo by my very first photographer and sweet friend Franco Marchesi ❤️ #dollylamour #modeling #photographer #photography #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #instalove #instamood #iphonesia #igers

5:44am March 16, 2014
oorequiemoo:

Alphonse Mucha- Modèle posant, Atelier Mucha, Paris. 1897.

oorequiemoo:

Alphonse Mucha- Modèle posant, Atelier Mucha, Paris. 1897.

5:40am March 16, 2014
fleurdulys:

The Musical Trio - Edgar Bundy
1897

fleurdulys:

The Musical Trio - Edgar Bundy

1897

5:40am March 16, 2014
centuriespast:

Group of Inebriated Ascetics, c. 1800
India: Rajasthan, Kishangarh Workshop, 1775-1825Opaque watercolor and gold on paperimage: 7-5/8 x 6-5/8 in. (19.4 x 16.8 cm); sheet: 8-3/4 x 7-5/8 in. (22.2 x 19.4 cm)Genre scenes, such as this group of inebriated male ascetics smoking hookah pipes, were popular subjects in Indian painting. Hindu holy men, or sadhus, were also known to imbibe an intoxicating drink made from a marijuana derivative, perhaps referenced here by the scattered cups and jugs. The turbans of the ascetics have loosened and begun to unravel, and most of the men appear to be asleep.
Norton Simon Museum

centuriespast:

Group of Inebriated Ascetics, c. 1800

India: Rajasthan, Kishangarh Workshop, 1775-1825
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
image: 7-5/8 x 6-5/8 in. (19.4 x 16.8 cm); sheet: 8-3/4 x 7-5/8 in. (22.2 x 19.4 cm)
Genre scenes, such as this group of inebriated male ascetics smoking hookah pipes, were popular subjects in Indian painting. Hindu holy men, or sadhus, were also known to imbibe an intoxicating drink made from a marijuana derivative, perhaps referenced here by the scattered cups and jugs. The turbans of the ascetics have loosened and begun to unravel, and most of the men appear to be asleep.

Norton Simon Museum

5:37am March 16, 2014
geisterseher:

Reginald Arthur Renaud Bennett, How to Make Electrical Machines (1900)

http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:269146

geisterseher:

Reginald Arthur Renaud Bennett, How to Make Electrical Machines (1900)

http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:269146

5:04pm March 15, 2014
eiraina:

Where are YOUR fighting Trousers?
We put on our Fighting Trousers this weekend, and got to see Professor Elemental!
We had a hoot-and-a-half at Wild Wild West Con III in Tuscon, can’t wait ‘til next year!

eiraina:

Where are YOUR fighting Trousers?

We put on our Fighting Trousers this weekend, and got to see Professor Elemental!

We had a hoot-and-a-half at Wild Wild West Con III in Tuscon, can’t wait ‘til next year!

4:59pm March 15, 2014
geisterseher:

Avery D. Harrington, Electricity in common words (1884)

https://archive.org/details/electricityincom00harr

geisterseher:

Avery D. Harrington, Electricity in common words (1884)

https://archive.org/details/electricityincom00harr

4:49pm March 15, 2014
geisterseher:

William Belch, British sports: for the amusement of children ([ca. 1820])

geisterseher:

William Belch, British sports: for the amusement of children ([ca. 1820])