Category: history

nemfrog:

“Head of a lady photographed on a platter.” Magic, stage illusions and scientific diversions, including trick photography. 1897.

Internet Archive

Captive Ramrods on Muzzle Loading Guns

German mace, circa 1500

from Hermann Historica

Sword Fighting & Winter Clothing

Miracle Drug : The Discovery of Insulin

from The History Guy: History Deserves to be Remembered

Milanese (Italy) barbute in ancient Corinthian style, circa 1460.

from Hermann Historica

Sweet and Sour Sardines — A Medieval Recipe

from Historical Italian Cooking

Japanese matchlock tsutsu, late Edo or early Meiji period.

from Hermann Historica

A pair of gold inlaid percussion dueling pistols with carved ebony stocks, crafted by Devisme of Paris, mid 19th century.

from Rock Island Auctions

collectorsweekly:

Firefighters working on the blaze at the Equitable Life Insurance Building in below-freezing weather, January 9, 1912.