edwardian-time-machine:

"A Victorian suicidal bridal portrait with tale attached.
Helen Higgins Connely, whose grandfather, Captain C.P.Higgins founded Missoula, Montana Territory. Note the poison burns around her mouth. There must be a LOT more to this story than I have been able to discover thus far. On a boudoir card mount 6 3/8” X 8 3/8”.”
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edwardian-time-machine:

"A Victorian suicidal bridal portrait with tale attached.

Helen Higgins Connely, whose grandfather, Captain C.P.Higgins founded Missoula, Montana Territory. Note the poison burns around her mouth. There must be a LOT more to this story than I have been able to discover thus far. On a boudoir card mount 6 3/8” X 8 3/8”.”

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kimeido:

包帯人間

kimeido:

包帯人間

fictorvm:

Traditional Croatian Tattoo.

fictorvm:

Traditional Croatian Tattoo.

lostsplendor:

Visitors from the Other Side: Spirit Photography by William Hope c. 1920 via The National Media Museum on Flickr Commons

The second one has me cracking up so hard.

asks:
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

ananthymous:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

The things happening in Ferguson right now are an atrocity. The lengths to which police and mainstream media have gone to frame justifiably angry Black Americans as the cause of the situation is despicable. I keep whiplashing between shock at how far it’s gone and “of course it went down like this”.

Black Americans are not treated fairly in this country. 

edwardian-time-machine:

Many of you may know that I am a lover of history. However, you may or may not be aware that I am also a lover of medicine. Of several reasons into becoming a medical student, historical medicine is one of them. I am in a constant state of fascination at what it used to be and how far it’s come. That being said, I fell in love with this show that comes on Cinemax titled The Knick.

"In New York City in 1900, the Knickerbocker Hospital operates with innovative surgeons, nurses and staff who have to overcome medicinal limitations to prevent staggeringly high mortality rates" [x]

I recommend that some of you, whether interested in medicine or not, should give this show a try.

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gdfalksen:

A Teddy Boy and Girl.
The Teddy Boys and Teddy Girls were members of a youth trend in 1950s England that embraced Edwardian fashion styles.  Boys wore narrow trousers (called “drainpipe trousers”), frock coats (called “drape coats”) and high collars.  Girls sometimes wore similar masculine clothes, especially drape coats and collars, and had short boyish haircuts; other times, Teddy Girls wore more feminine clothes and skirts.
Like the Mods after them, the Teddies were often working class and their fashion-consciousness represented a rejection of the austerity that their Second World War generation parents had brought them up in.
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gdfalksen:

A Teddy Boy and Girl.

The Teddy Boys and Teddy Girls were members of a youth trend in 1950s England that embraced Edwardian fashion styles.  Boys wore narrow trousers (called “drainpipe trousers”), frock coats (called “drape coats”) and high collars.  Girls sometimes wore similar masculine clothes, especially drape coats and collars, and had short boyish haircuts; other times, Teddy Girls wore more feminine clothes and skirts.

Like the Mods after them, the Teddies were often working class and their fashion-consciousness represented a rejection of the austerity that their Second World War generation parents had brought them up in.

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gdfalksen:

Some lovely vintage-inspired fashion from Austrian designer Lena Hoschek.
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gdfalksen:

Some lovely vintage-inspired fashion from Austrian designer Lena Hoschek.

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gdfalksen:

Ancient Village, Cornwall, England
photo via nationalgeographic
(via bluepueblo)

gdfalksen:

Ancient Village, Cornwall, England

photo via nationalgeographic

(via bluepueblo)

jessfink:

Chester 5000 and company at the beach.