me and your grandpa watched a show about magical romance at the laundromat because there was no other choice
Pyotr Sokolov was a distinguished aquarelle portraitist who painted well-known figures of the middle of the XIX century. Among his sitters were noblemen, Decembrists, Pushkin and friends etc.
I feel like Pyotr knows the way to a good hairdresser
Alice in Wonderland from 1915 will hold you in a silent trance
Jeremy Norman’s ongoing History of Information project has a neat way of showing content, dividing subjects into eras and themes, and if you go through for a browse, you’re sure to catch your eye on something interesting.
The Hortus Deliciarum is a pictorial encyclopedia, possibly the first of that type book compiled by a lady. For more about the Abbess Herrad of Landsberg, click through the picture!
Adorable lil historical Baby with Puppy, it’s like someone back in time knew Tumblr was going to exist
From the MOPA collections flickr
Flickr set from the collections of the Museum of Photographic Arts
William T. Sherman And The American Term “Bum”- WAR SLANG
The term “bummers” refers to General Sherman’s foragers during the March To The Sea and the Carolinas Campaign and is possibly deriving from the German Bummler, meaning “idler” or “wastrel.” Many soldiers, who believed it struck terror in the hearts of Southern people, embraced the name.Bummer. (1) A deserter. See also hospi- tal bummer. (2) An individual more in- terested in the spoils of war than in good conduct; a predatory soldier. (3) A ge- neric name for the destructive horde of deserters, stragglers, runaway slaves, and marauders who helped make life miser- able in the war-torn South. Bummers robbed, pillaged, and burned along with General Sherman and his army in Geor- gia. These men were known far and wide as Sherman's bummers. The term was not shortened to "bum" until after the war (c. 1870). It is almost certainly a mod- ification of the German Bummler ("loafer").
On the road from Atlanta to the sea and then north, Sherman’s columns left their supply bases far behind, and their wagons could not carry provisions sufficient for all the Union troops. Sherman wanted to move fast and not be encumbered by supply trains or even worrying about protecting supply lines. He therefore ordered the Yankee soldiers to live off the land. Since it was Sherman’s intent, as we have already shown in his statements in the Official Records, “to make Georgia howl" to cause the citizens to suffer as much as possible he accomplished both objectives with use of the bummers. The Yankees also intended to lay just as heavy a hand on South Carolina, because they considered a "hellhole of secession."
The bummer foraging parties became bands of marauders answering to no authority. One conscientious bummer wrote to his sister about the depredations inflicted on South Carolina:
“How would you like it, what do you think, to have troops passing your house constantly … ransacking and plundering and carrying off everything that could be of any use to them? There is considerable excitement in foraging, but it is [a] disagreeable business in some respects to go into people’s houses and take their provisions and have the women begging and entreating you to leave a little when you are necessitated to take all. But I feel some degree of consolation in the knowledge I have that I never went beyond my duty to pillage.”
Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/06/28/137450464/3-d-motion-pictures-from-the-civil-war Source:http://archive.org/stream/War_Slang/War_Slang_djvu.txt Source:http://civilwar150th.blogdrive.com/
I have been making again, this time I have made a full English breakfast, complete with saucy beans! Every piece was hand sculpted by me by hand, half way through making the beans I wish I had never started!!!! all available to buy in my shop NOW:
If you liked dinner, how do you feel about … breakfast