Knew the Storm

22 Jul 2014

You thought that just because this is a vintage blog, there would not be cats. Well, you are wrong, babe. Even vintage broads love adorable kitties!

(Source: iraffiruse)

22 Jul 2014

saladinahmed:

Handling harassment, 1940. (from PLANET COMICS)

saladinahmed:

Handling harassment, 1940. (from PLANET COMICS)

21 Jul 2014

antique-royals:

Lily Elsie in The Merry Widow 

21 Jul 2014

natgeofound:

A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

17 Jul 2014

(Source: dutchy66)

16 Jul 2014

thehystericalsociety:

Frances - c. 1910s - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Frances - c. 1910s - (Via)

14 Jul 2014

medievalpoc:

miloucomehome:

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

9 Jul 2014

thegetty:

On July 9, 1846, the United States occupied the small port of Yerba Buena.
It was renamed San Francisco a year later.
Pictured are some of the new urban residents, following the population boom brought on by the Gold Rush of 1849.
The Cliff House, San Francisco, 1879-1880, Carleton Watkins. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

On July 9, 1846, the United States occupied the small port of Yerba Buena.

It was renamed San Francisco a year later.

Pictured are some of the new urban residents, following the population boom brought on by the Gold Rush of 1849.

The Cliff House, San Francisco, 1879-1880, Carleton Watkins. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

9 Jul 2014

thegetty:

On July 9, 1846, the United States occupied the small port of Yerba Buena.
It was renamed San Francisco a year later.
Pictured are some of the new urban residents, following the population boom brought on by the Gold Rush of 1849.
The Cliff House, San Francisco, 1879-1880, Carleton Watkins. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

On July 9, 1846, the United States occupied the small port of Yerba Buena.

It was renamed San Francisco a year later.

Pictured are some of the new urban residents, following the population boom brought on by the Gold Rush of 1849.

The Cliff House, San Francisco, 1879-1880, Carleton Watkins. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

5 Jul 2014

The great and gorgeous Judy Garland.

The great and gorgeous Judy Garland.

(Source: judyinlove)

4 Jul 2014

4 Jul 2014

billcorbett:

Mickey and his wives in the swinging 70s.

billcorbett:

Mickey and his wives in the swinging 70s.

(Source: illyadarling)

4 Jul 2014

a-bittersweet-life:

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.
Walt Whitman

a-bittersweet-life:

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

Walt Whitman

4 Jul 2014

maudelynn:

1903 4th of July Saturday Evening Post Cover by JJ Gould 
via http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com

maudelynn:

1903 4th of July Saturday Evening Post Cover by JJ Gould 

via http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com

30 Jun 2014

particularscarf:

bacon-radio:

historicaltimes:

Normandy landing that you didnt see. 1944

Red Cross workers.

That is seriously the most badass thing I’ve ever seen.

particularscarf:

bacon-radio:

historicaltimes:

Normandy landing that you didnt see. 1944

Red Cross workers.

That is seriously the most badass thing I’ve ever seen.