royals-and-quotes:

Vintage Royal Fashion #16 - Edwardian style dresses of Queen Maud of Norway (formerly Princess Maud of Wales, youngest daughter of King Edward VII of United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra), wife of King Haakon VII of Norway (1869-1938).

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loverofbeauty:

tempus fugit - Alain Delon

loverofbeauty:

tempus fugit - Alain Delon

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packardbaker:

1930 Duesenberg Town Car with a body by Murphy.

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19thcenturyboyfriend:

Head of a Gondolier, John Singer Sargent

19thcenturyboyfriend:

Head of a Gondolier, John Singer Sargent

"American Girl in Italy", 1951, by Ruth Orkin (1921-1985). This photograph, one of the most famous of the 20th century, depicts 23-year-old Ninalee Craig (then called Jinx Allen). The photograph was conceived inadvertently when Orkin noticed the men ogling Allen as she walked down a street in Florence. Orkin traveled all over the world and contributed to Life, Look, Ladies’ Home Journal and other periodicals. She taught photography at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography.

Below the photograph is Ninalee Craig 60 years later, in 2011, on the 60th anniversary of the photograph. She is clutching the same shawl she wore in the photograph!

Lee Patterson (left) and his friend Delwin Jackson left their homes in Laredo, Grundy County, Missouri to find work in Wyoming in 1929. They were both eventually employed by a Mr. Armstrong to “break broncs.”

Lee Patterson (left) and his friend Delwin Jackson left their homes in Laredo, Grundy County, Missouri to find work in Wyoming in 1929. They were both eventually employed by a Mr. Armstrong to “break broncs.”

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loverofbeauty:

 Buckingham Palace, 2005

loverofbeauty:


 Buckingham Palace, 2005

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maptacular:

Map Lab 400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes
To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes.
Often, it’s a thing of remarkable craftsmanship and beauty. “If you go into a room and there’s a globe, your attention is immediately drawn to it,” Sumira said. In her lavishly illustrated new book, Globes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the history and making of globes and showcases dozens of fine examples drawn largely from the collection of the British Library.”
photo: moon globe made by the artist John Russell, 1797.

maptacular:

Map Lab
400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes

To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes.

Often, it’s a thing of remarkable craftsmanship and beauty. “If you go into a room and there’s a globe, your attention is immediately drawn to it,” Sumira said. In her lavishly illustrated new bookGlobes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the history and making of globes and showcases dozens of fine examples drawn largely from the collection of the British Library.”

photo: moon globe made by the artist John Russell, 1797.

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oldschooliscool:

Another long wheelbase beauty:  1935 Duesenberg Model JN Sedan with custom coachwork by Rollston and updated by Bohman & Schwartz. Originally, when it left the Rollston factory, it had larger headlamps, a chromed radiator shell, and the traditional two-piece Duesenberg bumpers.  The facelift was a good choice by the original owner, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.  

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

King Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923-1970), the third and last King of Yugoslavia. Peter II was the eldest son of King Alexander I and Queen Maria (born Princess of Romania). His godfather was George V of the United Kingdom. Peter was deposed by Yugoslavia’s Communist Constituent Assembly on 29 November 1945. After the war, he settled in the United States. After many years of suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, he died in Denver, Colorado, on 3 November 1970, after a failed liver transplant. He was interred at the Saint Sava Monastery Church at Libertyville, Illinois, the only European monarch ever buried on American soil. On 22 January 2013, Peter’s remains were returned to Belgrade, Serbia.
This photograph was taken in January 1944, when the King was 21 years old.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

King Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923-1970), the third and last King of Yugoslavia. Peter II was the eldest son of King Alexander I and Queen Maria (born Princess of Romania). His godfather was George V of the United Kingdom. Peter was deposed by Yugoslavia’s Communist Constituent Assembly on 29 November 1945. After the war, he settled in the United States. After many years of suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, he died in Denver, Colorado, on 3 November 1970, after a failed liver transplant. He was interred at the Saint Sava Monastery Church at Libertyville, Illinois, the only European monarch ever buried on American soil. On 22 January 2013, Peter’s remains were returned to Belgrade, Serbia.

This photograph was taken in January 1944, when the King was 21 years old.

loverofbeauty:

Travellers   (1930s)

loverofbeauty:

Travellers   (1930s)

""If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it." W.C. Fields"

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bendiboi:

Splits Back bend

Do not try this at home!

bendiboi:

Splits Back bend

Do not try this at home!

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fabforgottennobility:

Caio Giulio Cesare
wasbella102:

I came, I saw, I conquered.
aqathon:

fabforgottennobility:

Caio Giulio Cesare

wasbella102:

I came, I saw, I conquered.

aqathon:

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masterpiecedaily:

Adriaen Hanneman
Self-Portrait
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masterpiecedaily:

Adriaen Hanneman

Self-Portrait

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