I’ll say what this means to me

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oldbookillustrations:

Viscount Bury K.C.M.G. from a photograph by the hon. A. Keppel.
from Cycling, by William Coutts Keppel Earl of Albemarle and George Lacy Hillier, London, 1889.
A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Viscount Bury K.C.M.G. from a photograph by the hon. A. Keppel.

from Cycling, by William Coutts Keppel Earl of Albemarle and George Lacy Hillier, London, 1889.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

(Source: archive.org)

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If Facebook Was A Guy

ryannorth:

FACEBOOK: Hi, I’m Facebook.
ME: Nice to meet you, I’m Ryan.
FACEBOOK: What’s your last name? Where do you live? When were you born? What’s your phone number? Is that work or mobile? Can I have your work number too?
ME: Facebook, I just met you.
FACEBOOK: This is what friendship is to me.

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unforgettabledetritus:

A week or so ago, I was breathlessly trying to explain to cjelli and his wife the diving horse phenomenon in my hometown in the 1880s. Still my favorite bit of weird history.

HIGH diving horses: accept no lower diving substitute.

unforgettabledetritus:

A week or so ago, I was breathlessly trying to explain to cjelli and his wife the diving horse phenomenon in my hometown in the 1880s. Still my favorite bit of weird history.

HIGH diving horses: accept no lower diving substitute.

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emilyenrose:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

I think the sport of boxing was (is?) often referred to as a science! In the older sense of ‘something that requires expert knowledge’. So if she thrashed him in scientific fashion, it implies that she had some expert knowledge of how to punch people, possibly learned from someone with some formal training!

(via literaryreference)

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We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.

I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.

Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)

(Source: comicbookresources.com, via drlarrysalt)

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philamuseum:

More Art Monday: Bastille Day

Happy July 14 to our French friends! As every French town is organizing its own ball to celebrate it and every woman is getting ready to be the most beautiful, discover the Museum’s collection of ball gowns and accessories. Which one would you chose to go dancing in on Bastille Day?

Ball of the Bastille,” 1790, Louis Le Coeur

Woman’s Evening Dress: Bodice and Skirt,” 1850-55, Artist/maker unknown, French

Fan,” 1905-10, Alexandre

Bag,” 1920, Artist/maker unknown, Austrian

Woman’s Shoes,” 1895, Label Alexander, New York

Bouquet Holder,” 1850, Artist/maker unknown, French

Bracelet,” 1849,  Artist/maker unknown, French