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antique-erotic:

A luminously beautiful photograph by Wilhelm von Gloeden, taken in the sumptuous setting of his own Mediterranean garden (the very same spot as seen here); white foliage with velvety-bloom, a fallen leaf against his foot, the hollyhock grasped lazily in one hand. Do take a moment to view this gorgeous portrait full size, as the clarity and detail are quite marvellous, we can savour every last curve and contour of his lovely form, right down to the creases in his skin. In the upper border of the negative is marked the catalogue number (1600) and the precise date on which this photograph was taken, the 16th of June, 1899.

antique-erotic:

A luminously beautiful photograph by Wilhelm von Gloeden, taken in the sumptuous setting of his own Mediterranean garden (the very same spot as seen here); white foliage with velvety-bloom, a fallen leaf against his foot, the hollyhock grasped lazily in one hand. Do take a moment to view this gorgeous portrait full size, as the clarity and detail are quite marvellous, we can savour every last curve and contour of his lovely form, right down to the creases in his skin. In the upper border of the negative is marked the catalogue number (1600) and the precise date on which this photograph was taken, the 16th of June, 1899.

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toonstuds:

wackystuff | A Sinners Struggle on Flickr | Mexican graphic circa 1950

toonstuds:

wackystuff | A Sinners Struggle on Flickr | Mexican graphic circa 1950

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gymnosophistry:

cutrobin:

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gymnosophistry:

cutrobin:

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"I’m reluctant at this stage in the game to expose you to new ideas, but having taught you all history on a strictly non-gender-orientated basis I just wonder whether it occurs to any of you how dispiriting this can be? Can you for a moment imagine how depressing it is to teach five centuries of masculine ineptitude.

Why do you think there are no women historians on TV? I’ll tell you why: Because history’s not such a frolic for women as it is for men. Why should it be? They never get around the conference table. In 1919, for instance, they just arranged the flowers, then gracefully retired. History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket.

And I’m not asking you to espouse this point of view, but the occasional nod in its direction can do you no harm.”

- MRS. LINTOTT (The History Boys 2006)

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antonio-m:

Milo of Croton, Edme Dumont, 1752 Musée du Louvre, Paris

antonio-m:

Milo of Croton,
Edme Dumont, 1752 
Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Of course I’ve posted these before, but there is always room for my beloved Miss Brodie. Especially when portrayed by the incomperable Maggie Smith.  

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carlboygenius:

Archetype: Sleeping Satyr (Greek) / Faun (Roman)
Sculpture. “The Barberini Faun” (copy*)
[*After the marble original, held in Munich. Also known as "The Drunken Satyr"]

carlboygenius:

Archetype: Sleeping Satyr (Greek) / Faun (Roman)

Sculpture. “The Barberini Faun” (copy*)

[*After the marble original, held in Munich. Also known as "The Drunken Satyr"]

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fuckyeahvintage-retro:

London underground, 1952-68 © Getty Images

London in more civil times.

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bibliothekderbilder asked... hello ! what a wonderful selection ... I think, HM would be delighted :) best, Wolfgang

Thanks every so, and all the best back. Regards, 

Anthony

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Urinoir en ardoise à 3 stalles, Chaussée du Maine, ca. 1865 by Charles Marville

Urinoir en ardoise à 3 stalles, Chaussée du Maine, ca. 1865 by Charles Marville