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12:21am June 7, 2014
weirdvintage:

The Mammoth Potato Hoax of Loveland, Colorado, 1894—Joseph B. Swan was a proud potato farmer who claimed to have grown a potato that was 13 pounds and 8 ounces.  W.L. Thorndyke, editor of the Loveland Reporter, came up with an idea to help Swan promote his potatoes at an 1894 street fair. They created this trick photograph of a huge potato.  This may have become the first viral fake photograph, though it was soon declared to be fraudulent. (via)

weirdvintage:

The Mammoth Potato Hoax of Loveland, Colorado, 1894—Joseph B. Swan was a proud potato farmer who claimed to have grown a potato that was 13 pounds and 8 ounces.  W.L. Thorndyke, editor of the Loveland Reportercame up with an idea to help Swan promote his potatoes at an 1894 street fair. They created this trick photograph of a huge potato.  This may have become the first viral fake photograph, though it was soon declared to be fraudulent. (via)

12:11am June 7, 2014
treselegant:

'The old go-cart and the modern perambulator.”
The Leisure Hour, 1866.

treselegant:

'The old go-cart and the modern perambulator.”

The Leisure Hour, 1866.

12:04am June 7, 2014

Saratoga Springs Police Department - 1930

Saratoga Springs Police Department - 1930

11:56pm June 6, 2014
mrbigfish:

vintascope:

Blumers Shirt Waist Starch

Delicate, sweet, perfumed and from Chicago no less

mrbigfish:

vintascope:

Blumers Shirt Waist Starch

Delicate, sweet, perfumed and from Chicago no less

11:47pm June 6, 2014
spanish-civil-war:

A Carlist Requeté 

spanish-civil-war:

A Carlist Requeté 

11:46pm June 6, 2014
internationalbrigades:

Requetes
Wearing red berets, the Requetes mostly came from Navarre and were highly religious with many regarding the war as a Crusade. They were often accompanied by priests as field chaplains, who were known for risking their lives to perform the Last Sacrament on the battlefield, and who also urged the men on.
Their Battle Cry was “Viva Cristo Rey!”

internationalbrigades:

Requetes

Wearing red berets, the Requetes mostly came from Navarre and were highly religious with many regarding the war as a Crusade. They were often accompanied by priests as field chaplains, who were known for risking their lives to perform the Last Sacrament on the battlefield, and who also urged the men on.

Their Battle Cry was “Viva Cristo Rey!”

11:45pm June 6, 2014

“We will fall upon the barricades of the revolution and sweep away, forever, this filthy, foreign Marxism at the points of our bayonets!”

— Jaime del Burgo, the commander of the Carlist Requeté of Pamplona (via hierarchical-aestheticism)
11:43pm June 6, 2014

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Oriamendi (Marcha de Oriamendi) is the anthem of the Carlist movement.

The lyrics

Marcha de Oriamendi

Por Dios, por la Patria y el Rey
Lucharon nuestros padres.
Por Dios, por la Patria y el Rey
Lucharemos nosotros también.

Lucharemos todos juntos
Todos juntos en unión
Defendiendo la bandera
De la Santa Tradición. (bis)

Cueste lo que cueste
Se ha de conseguir
Venga el Rey de España
A la corte de Madrid. (bis)

Por Dios, por la Patria y el Rey
Lucharon nuestros padres.
Por Dios, por la Patria y el Rey
Lucharemos nosotros también.

March of Oriamendi

For God, for Country and the King.
This is what our forefathers fought for.
For God, for Country and the King.
And this we will fight for as well.

We shall fight all together,
All together in union
Defending the banner
Of Sacred Tradition.(repeat)

By cost or by gain,
Acquired it must be -
Returning the King of Spain
To the court of Madrid. (repeat)

For God, for Country and the King.
This is what our forefathers fought for.
For God, for Country and the King.
And this we will fight for as well.

11:32pm June 6, 2014
radicalroyalist:

kingfelipeismyhomeboy:

Yo spaniards of the Royal Fandom, please go.

To counter republican demonstrators Monarchists are asked to show their support for the monarchical constitution and Don Felipe.

I don’t think that the Carlists will be coming to the rescue anytime soon:
Declaración de la Secretaría Política de S.A.R. Don Sixto Enrique de Borbón ante la renuncia del Jefe de Estado http://t.co/8qnR6ksZ9J— Tradicionalistas (@carlismoes) June 3, 2014
España: el usurpador Juan Alfonso, alias #JuanCarlos, abdica del trono al que nunca tuvo derecho. pic.twitter.com/SNFRHPKGqf— Tradicionalistas (@carlismoes) June 2, 2014

radicalroyalist:

kingfelipeismyhomeboy:

Yo spaniards of the Royal Fandom, please go.

To counter republican demonstrators Monarchists are asked to show their support for the monarchical constitution and Don Felipe.

I don’t think that the Carlists will be coming to the rescue anytime soon:

4:37am June 6, 2014
books0977:

“Beauty in Search of Knowledge.” London: Printed for H. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map, Chart, and Printsellers, 1782 mezzotint. NYPL, Pforzheimer Collection.
This young woman, coyly identified as a beauty in search of knowledge, is about to enter a circulating library. These commercial establishments provided more than just books — they were places to meet friends and flirt with strangers. 

books0977:

“Beauty in Search of Knowledge.” London: Printed for H. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map, Chart, and Printsellers, 1782 mezzotint. NYPL, Pforzheimer Collection.

This young woman, coyly identified as a beauty in search of knowledge, is about to enter a circulating library. These commercial establishments provided more than just books — they were places to meet friends and flirt with strangers. 

4:29am June 6, 2014

Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot


Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot, KCB, 3rd Son of the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury (1841–1929) 
by Archibald J. Stuart Wortley
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/sir-reginald-arthur-james-talbot-kcb-3rd-son-of-the-18th-e20836

Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot

Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot, KCB, 3rd Son of the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury (1841–1929) by Archibald J. Stuart Wortley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/sir-reginald-arthur-james-talbot-kcb-3rd-son-of-the-18th-e20836

4:23am June 6, 2014

vintagevision:

Sir Joshua Reynolds, The Ladies Waldegrave, 1780, National Galleries Scotland.

Reynolds was particularly skilled at choosing poses and actions which suggested a sitter’s character and which also created a strong composition. Here, three sisters, the daughters of the 2nd Earl Waldegrave, are shown collaboratively working on a piece of needlework. The joint activity links the girls together. On the left, the eldest, Lady Charlotte, holds a skein of silk, which the middle sister, Lady Elizabeth, winds onto a card. On the right, the youngest, Lady Anna, works a tambour frame, using a hook to make lace on a taut net.

Sir John Everett Millais, Hearts are Trumps, 1872, Tate Britain

In its style, which recalls the works of the eighteenth-century painter Sir Joshua Reynolds, and in its flattering depiction of the fashionable sitters, this picture expresses a gentle and nostalgic vision of family life. Elizabeth, Diana and Mary, daughters of Walter Armstrong of Scotland and London, were in their twenties when Millais painted them. Mary holds most of the trumps and looks towards the viewer. Delicately, the card game hints at sisterly competition in husband-finding.