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bygonetimes:

A woman stands upon a Victoria water lily, part of the Nymphaeaceae plant family.

bygonetimes:

A woman stands upon a Victoria water lily, part of the Nymphaeaceae plant family.


Marilyn Monroe, 1952

Marilyn Monroe, 1952

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historical-nonfiction:

Before automatic pinsetters were invented, “pin boys” lined them up by hand (1914).

historical-nonfiction:

Before automatic pinsetters were invented, “pin boys” lined them up by hand (1914).

brudesworld:

Hylas and the Water Nymphs by Henrietta Rae, 1909

brudesworld:

Hylas and the Water Nymphs by Henrietta Rae, 1909

lostsplendor:

Notre Dame Street, Montreal c.1911 via Musée McCord Museum

lostsplendor:

Notre Dame Street, Montreal c.1911 via Musée McCord Museum

antique-royals:

Lily Elsie in The Merry Widow 

medievalpoc:

^ This is the British Library Digitized Manuscripts Site.

A lot of people have asked about my process doing research for medievalpoc. I use a lot of resources and tools that are readily available for anyone to use, and this is one of them. There are thousands of manuscripts available to just page through and zoom in on, as if you had the book right in front of you.

If the idea of searching through endless lists of titles and numbers is daunting to you, the Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Collection has a blog.

The blog makes topical posts with images of the manuscripts according to those topics, and then links to the full manuscripts, so you can go looking at them yourself:

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Like so:

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You can learn what the heck a Leucrota is supposed to be here.

They also have a Twitter.

One of the best things about medievalpoc is that I get to see people get excited about art and history, and if you decide you’d like to go exploring, this is a great place to do that. I think the manuscript viewer is relatively user-friendly, and there’s a ton of information about the histories of the manuscripts themselves there, too.

lostsplendor:

"German U-boat near the Towerbridge. London, England, 1918", via Nationaal Archief

Yikes!

lostsplendor:

"German U-boat near the Towerbridge. London, England, 1918", via Nationaal Archief

Yikes!

librar-y:

1903. Oriental Hotel and boardwalk, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York.

librar-y:

1903. Oriental Hotel and boardwalk, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York.

librar-y:

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906.

They’re walking by my place!

librar-y:

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906.

They’re walking by my place!

fawnvelveteen:

Marilyn Monroe

fawnvelveteen:

Marilyn Monroe

edwardian-time-machine:

1907-1919: Amateur Autochromes by John B. Trevor

(Click on the photos for their descriptions.)

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onlyoldphotography:

Ed Clark: Young artist paints Sacre-Coeur from the ancient Rue Narvins. Paris, France, 1946

onlyoldphotography:

Ed Clark: Young artist paints Sacre-Coeur from the ancient Rue Narvins. Paris, France, 1946