Historical Whatsits

dealingwiththehumanform:

…and admit that the waters
around you have grown
and accept it that soon
you’ll be drenched to the bone
if your time to you is worth savin’
then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
for the times they are a-changin’

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(this song is kind of saving my life right now)

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Bob Dylan photographed by Barry Feinstein (1966)
Bob Dylan, source unknown

ladysaviours:

My great-grandmother on my dad’s side of the family grew up in late 1910s/early 1920s Scotland, and like most working-class children in that time period, she left school at age fourteen to find a job. She ended up at a pill-making factory, which was run by a guy named- no…

jeffthefunkandonuts:

These are real suits of armor from 16th century Denmark.

This straight-up Dark Souls style of armor was actually used 400 years ago in actual combat with actual people.

A number of human beings died under the stroke of that gargantuan, serrated sword, all so that the present could exist.

Our great ancestors baffle me.

gennacrowe:

Armour & weapons (1909)

gennacrowe:

Armour & weapons (1909)

ultragonk:

A brief bit of armour history

ultragonk:

A brief bit of armour history

roobascooba:

Old books from an University’s Library (1400’s)

roobascooba:

Old books from an University’s Library (1400’s)

thegetty:

chivalry-project:

Intellect is the best weapon.

Chess Problems, late 1300s, in Book of Chess Problems. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 15, fol. 31.

This page on view at the Getty July 8–September 21, 2014.

Your move. 

Next chance to add your illumination to The Chivalry Project? Tomorrow, drop in between 11am and 3pm

carminagf:

The Sea Hath Its Pearls. 1897. William Henry Margetson

carminagf:

The Sea Hath Its Pearls. 1897. William Henry Margetson

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

Apollo Crews 1/2

colleenrants:

"This armor comes from the armory of Daté Yoshimura (1703–1746), daimyo of Sendai. The helmet bowl, signed Saotome Iye, dates from the sixteenth century; the remainder of the armor was constructed in the eighteenth century. The breastplate is inscribed inside with the armorer’s name, Myochin Munesuke (1688–1735). The embossed ornament on the solid iron plates is characteristic of the Myochin school.”

colleenrants:

"This armor comes from the armory of Daté Yoshimura (1703–1746), daimyo of Sendai. The helmet bowl, signed Saotome Iye, dates from the sixteenth century; the remainder of the armor was constructed in the eighteenth century. The breastplate is inscribed inside with the armorer’s name, Myochin Munesuke (1688–1735). The embossed ornament on the solid iron plates is characteristic of the Myochin school.”