Illustration of a greyhound named ‘Lady Shrewsbury’ (Sire, Happy Lad and Dam, Rowena) from ’The Greyhound’ by Hugh Dalziel. Published 1887 by L.U. Gill in London   
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Illustration of a greyhound named ‘Lady Shrewsbury’ (Sire, Happy Lad and Dam, Rowena) from ’The Greyhound’ by Hugh Dalziel. Published 1887 by L.U. Gill in London   

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Garden Honeysuckle. Plate from ‘Choix de Plantes de l’Europe Centrale et Particulièrement de la Suisse et de la Savoie.’
Published 1878 by F. Richard in Genève
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Garden Honeysuckle. Plate from ‘Choix de Plantes de l’Europe Centrale et Particulièrement de la Suisse et de la Savoie.’

Published 1878 by F. Richard in Genève

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Princess Elsa and her little brother. Illustration by Willy Pogány from ‘The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan’ (after the drama of Richard Wagner) by T. W. Rolleston. Published 1914  by Crowell.    
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Princess Elsa and her little brother. Illustration by Willy Pogány from ‘The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan’ (after the drama of Richard Wagner) by T. W. Rolleston. Published 1914  by Crowell.    

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Decorative cover of ‘Passion Flowers’ by Rev Edmund Hill. Published by Benziger Brothers (1898).
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Decorative cover of ‘Passion Flowers’ by Rev Edmund Hill. Published by Benziger Brothers (1898).

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archaicwonder:

Medieval Gold Hart Signet Ring, 15th century

The surname Hart (or le Hart, Harte, Hartman, etc.) is of medieval origin and derives from the frequent use in this period of nicknames that give a punning allusion. The nickname ‘hart’ comes from the pre-7th century ‘heorot’ and would suggest that the bearer is fleet of foot. Such gold rings were most likely not worn directly on the flesh of a finger but rather would have habitually been worn over a leather glove by a member of the nobility and probably reserved for wear on important social or ceremonial occasions.

This is a substantial finger ring with D-section hoop shoulders decorated with diagonal scrolling bands, the concave portions ornamented with five-petaled pansies and foliage, expanding shoulders; the circular bezel bearing the cut signet seal design of a hart (stag) couchant with large antlers, collared and chained with a three-petaled lily with leaves in the field each side, with black letter ‘ht’ monogram below being a punning abbreviation of the name Hart.

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Dennis StockUSA. Fairmount, Indiana. 1955. James DEAN in the old school house. © Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos

Dennis Stock
USA. Fairmount, Indiana. 1955. James DEAN in the old school house. © Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos

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romkids:

Pigeon Whistle
Used throughout Chinese history, the pigeon whistle is attached around the bird’s neck, and creates sound during flight as air rushes through the instrument (in this case the whistle is from a gourd).

You can just imagine how gorgeous and other worldly this would sound when thirty or more pigeons took flight- a flying orchestra.
We brought this out from our Learning Collections recently for a special table featuring artifacts from  throughout Chinese history.
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: July 20th, 2014.

romkids:

Pigeon Whistle

Used throughout Chinese history, the pigeon whistle is attached around the bird’s neck, and creates sound during flight as air rushes through the instrument (in this case the whistle is from a gourd).

You can just imagine how gorgeous and other worldly this would sound when thirty or more pigeons took flight- a flying orchestra.

We brought this out from our Learning Collections recently for a special table featuring artifacts from  throughout Chinese history.

Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: July 20th, 2014.

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Miniature of Maria and Anastasia from the Fabrege 1915 egg

Miniature of Maria and Anastasia from the Fabrege 1915 egg

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edwardian-time-machine:

Shawl or cape
1900
Source

edwardian-time-machine:

Shawl or cape

1900

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tangledwing:

Moth Orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis.There are approximately 60 species in this genus. This soft tan specimen is an especially nice example.

tangledwing:

Moth Orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis.There are approximately 60 species in this genus. This soft tan specimen is an especially nice example.

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