99th Tuesday

Pining for my Varsity Years

time-for-maps:

“Map of Qing Dynasty’s Eternal Rules" (Map of China, features, rivers, and administrative districts), 1814-1816. [2048 × 1163]
risarodil:

I can’t stop laughing while watching this (I’m sorry)

risarodil:

I can’t stop laughing while watching this (I’m sorry)

mikerugnetta:

likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

No one, at any point in history, anywhere, had any clue wtf they were talking about, ever. Not even a little.

fuckyeahcartography:

just—maps:

What if New Zealand joined the Federation of Australian colonies in 1901? [882x1670] [OC]

fuckyeahcartography:

just—maps:

What if New Zealand joined the Federation of Australian colonies in 1901? [882x1670] [OC]

houghtonlib:

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of an antelope, 1830s.
MS Typ 55.12
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of an antelope, 1830s.

MS Typ 55.12

Houghton Library, Harvard University

matthewgaydos:

Woo!
did-you-kno:

During the 16th century Ming Dynasty, the Chinese blew powdered smallpox scabs up the noses of the healthy, who would develop a mild case of the disease before becoming immune to it.   Source

did-you-kno:

During the 16th century Ming Dynasty, the Chinese blew powdered smallpox scabs up the noses of the healthy, who would develop a mild case of the disease before becoming immune to it. Source

fuckyeahcartography:

just—maps:

Sykes–Picot Agreement (1916) [3600x3293]

fuckyeahcartography:

just—maps:

Sykes–Picot Agreement (1916) [3600x3293]