Francis C. Fuerst

October 25, 2011 Comments Off on Francis C. Fuerst

Sources LIFE, Feb 3, 1947 p. 14f
via letslookupandsmile/Flickr
and Mrs. Deane


Giovanni Battista de’Cavalieri’s Monsters

September 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Monsters from all parts of the ancient and modern world, Giovanni Battista de'Cavalieri, 1585

Opera nel a quale vie molti Mostri de tute le parti del mondo antichi et modern (Monsters from all parts of the ancient and modern world), Giovanni Battista de’Cavalieri, 1585.

via The British Museum

Spirit Photography

August 28, 2011 Comments Off on Spirit Photography

These photographs of ‘spirits’ are taken from an album of photographs unearthed in a Lancashire second-hand and antiquarian bookshop by one of the curators of the National Media Museum in the UK. They were taken by a controversial medium called William Hope (1863-1933), ca. 1920.

Source: Flickr Commons

A Crowley Exhibition

August 22, 2011 Comments Off on A Crowley Exhibition

Kenneth Anger – The Man We Want to Hang (2002)

Congo Dandies

August 8, 2011 Comments Off on Congo Dandies

Le Sapeurs of the Congo belong the Societé des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes – “one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality. It is a world within a world within a city.”

Photos by Daniele Tamigni from his book “Gentlemen of Bacongo“.
Via Jonathan Crisman

Animals on Boats

March 30, 2011 Comments Off on Animals on Boats

Dog on board HMS 'Laforey', 1915-16

Seaman on 'Pommern' enticing the ship's cat up on of the shrouds, date unknown

Second mate, the Master, the First Mate and the ship's dog, on board the 'Grace Harwar', 1929

Poodle on board an unknown yacht, date unkown

Princess Victoria with Mac on board the 'Victoria and Albert III', 1909

Wallaby on board HMS 'Renown', 1920's

A quarterdeck scene on board HMS 'Trafalgar' at Malta, 1897

'Garth Castle' mascot Jacko at Boat Drill, about 1914

The mascot of HMS 'Renown', about 1941

The ship's cats, HMS 'Hawkins', 1919-21

Trotsky the bear being transferred to HMS 'Ajax' from the 'Emperor of India', 1921

Goat mascot of HMS 'Irresistible', date unknown

Scot at his bath attended by his faithful servant 'Lamps', date unknown

Black cat and spaniel, HMS 'Barham', about 1916

Mr P.M Anderson and Russ on the 'Scotia', about 1902

National Maritime Museum

The Structure of Matter (1982)

March 12, 2011 § 1 Comment

Struktur der Materie

Recent flea market find:

Kleine Enzyklopädie Struktur der Materie
Weißmantel/Lenk/Forker/Linke (Eds.)
VEB Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig, 1982.

Deadline for submission was exactly thirty years ago in March 1981.

A Euro well spent.