Laura: Cinephile & Nostalgic Idiot.

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ravengoodwoman:

fer1972:

Vintage Porcelain Covered With Hand-Painted Ants by La Philie


 

16 Mar 14 with 65,824 notes REBLOG

An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Valentino F/W 2014-15 RTW

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oorequiemoo:

 Sigfried from Die Nibelungen,
 Dir.Fritz Lang, 1924

oorequiemoo:

 Sigfried from Die Nibelungen,

Dir.Fritz Lang, 1924

16 Mar 14 with 286 notes REBLOG

deepdarkmarvellous:

peashooter85:

The Frankenau Purse pistol,

One of the great oddities of the 1800’s were the many ways gunsmiths and gunmakers found to hide firearms in everyday objects.  One such creation was the purse pistol, a highly concealable weapon popular among Victorian Era ladies.  Often the weapon was a flintlock or percussion lock pistol that was built inside of the purse.  Later the purse would be made with five shot pinfire or rimfire revolvers.

The example above is of a five shot 5mm pinfire revolver made by Frankenau and sold both in Europe and the United States.  As you can see the revolver is built into the frame of the purse itself.  A long trigger mechanism folds out from the bottom of the purse, so that the pistol can be fired with the purse closed.  When not in use the trigger folds back up into the purse.  The series of holes in the lid serve to allow for the escape of gasses when fired.  Today these pistols are very rare and seldom in good condition, as they were pieces that were constantly carried, used, and worn.  The example above is estimated to be worth around $5,000 - $8,000.

A must-have accessory for any London lady.

14 Mar 14 with 466 notes REBLOG
oorequiemoo:

Snapshot of Virginia Woolf
Lady Ottoline Morrell, June 1923

oorequiemoo:

Snapshot of Virginia Woolf

Lady Ottoline Morrell, June 1923

thesebooksareolderthanyou:

Karl A. Wilke
 c. 1912

thesebooksareolderthanyou:

Karl A. Wilke

 c. 1912

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Never Gonna Give You Up
The Black Keys
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The Black Keys - Never Gonna Give You Up

14 Mar 14 with 855 notes REBLOG

Anita Page, Joan Crawford & Dorothy Sebastian in Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

bijijoo:

Still Life with Lisa Vanderpump, a Popcorn Maker, a Miniature Horse, and Ceramic Mushrooms.
13in x 19in, Oil on Panel, 2013
Photographs documenting the process of painting Vanderpump’s face may be viewed here: http://bijijoo.com/2013/still-life-with-lisa-vanderpump

bijijoo:

Still Life with Lisa Vanderpump, a Popcorn Maker, a Miniature Horse, and Ceramic Mushrooms.

13in x 19in, Oil on Panel, 2013

Photographs documenting the process of painting Vanderpump’s face may be viewed here: http://bijijoo.com/2013/still-life-with-lisa-vanderpump

11 Mar 14 with 6 notes REBLOG
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odditoreum:

nevver:

Calling Cards

Not gonna lie, this type of 19th Century flirting is turning me on.

02 Mar 14 with 27,082 notes REBLOG

All three of Judy’s babies are sitting together at the Oscars…THE FEELS!

02 Mar 14 with 12 notes REBLOG

What’s a soulmate?

26 Feb 14 with 146 notes REBLOG