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Tsar Nicholas inspecting and tasting some porridge near Mogilyov, ca.1916

April 11, 1912: Titanic departs Queenstown, Ireland.

This is one of the last photos taken of Titanic.


New York, 1972


Gorgeous pages from Astronicum Caesareum, 1540, a manual on the use of astronomical devices like the astrolabe. Hand-colored woodcuts by Michael Ostendorfer, written by Petrus Apianus, court astronomer to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)




From the series Life and Love on the New York City Subway by Stanley Kubrick, 1946

Couple playing footsies on a subway
Woman waiting on a subway platform
Men sleeping in a subway car
Passengers in a subway car 
People on escalators in a subway station



Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.


Martin Bormann, Jr. seen in uniform in 1939. This is the eldest son of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s private secretary. Martin was a godson of Adolf Hitler. He has spent much of his life repenting for his father’s horrific actions, becoming a Catholic priest and serving as a missionary in the Belgian Congo. He has also joined with Jewish groups to make a pilgrimage to Auschwitz and travelled to Israel to meet Holocaust survivors.


Paris barricade made from cobblestones (April 1871), photographed by Pierre-Ambrose Richebourg


Land Forces of the National People’s Army soldiers marching in a Berlin parade, 1985.


October 1935. Street musicians. Blind fiddler. West Memphis, Arkansas.




Daily Life

Around the Empire


The famous “From Hell” letter by Jack the Ripper which included part of a kidney. For those of you that can’t read what it says

From hell. Mr Lusk. Sor, I send you half the kidne I took from one women prasarved it for you tother piece I fried and ate it was very nise I may send you the bloody knif that took it out if you only wate a whil longer. Signed Catch me when you can Mishter Lusk”


Lincoln Cathedral from the Castle. Frederick Evans (1898) 

Arc de Triomphe, February 1946 by Ed Clark