1. Married to the Mob
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Actress Alice Granville shows off two bullet holes in her arm at Roosevelt Hospital after she was shot by her hitman husband, Pete Donahue, 1931. The mob moll said Donahue shot her at a nightclub party to prove his affection.
Smitty White was arrested and held at police headquarters in 1942 after her boyfriend Ralph Prisco was shot and killed during a failed hold up.
Twice Janice Drake dined with men who were gunned down the following day. Here she is photographed in 1952 as police take her into questioning after playboy Garment district boss Nat Nelson was murdered in a mob assassination hours after he was seen out with her. She spent countless nights in clubs and restaurants with some of the most senior figures in organised crime despite being a wife (to nightclub comedian Alan Drake) and mother…
Drake suffered her own unhappily ever after when she was found shot to death in the front seat of a black cadillac with mobster Little Augie Pisano in 1959.
A fascinating look at the female companions of the New York City mafia, full feature on the NY Daily News.
2. The White House Garage, once used as a National Archive
Before the National Archives was established in 1934, Federal records were kept in various basements, attics, and abandoned buildings with little security or concern for storage conditions. This photo shows Shipping Board Bureau records that were being stored in the White House Garage.
Found on the US National Archives tumblr.
3. Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, made circa 1553, sold for $28,000
Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie’s on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel’s “Manuel historique et bibliographique de L’amateur de reliures,” 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.
Found on Christies.com
4. This Encyclopedia Art I’ll be adding to my Curio Wall
5. This Bohemian London Home
Home of jewellery designer Solange Azagury Partridge, found on Ad Magazine.
6. Ghandi’s Colorful Memorial
This memorial in Kanyakumari, India was built on the site where part of Gandhi’s ashes were kept before they were scattered to the sea.
The central spire of the pink facade stands exactly 79 feet high, to honor of Gandhi’s age at his death.
Each October 2nd, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, the sunlight comes through an opening in the ceiling and falls on the exact spot where his ashes sat.
Found on 99% Invisible.
7. The UFO Cabin of Sweden’s Tree Hotel
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8. The Beatles in Shakespeare Mode
Found on Pinterest.
9. An endless supply of pep talks at the click of your mouse.
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10. Robert Redford, Katharine Ross & Paul Newman on a conveyor belt filming Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Photograph taken in 1969, found on The Academy Tumblr.
11. A Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments
“The project is developed with the aim to promote tourism on inland waters that offer wonderful examples of untouched (and often neglected) nature. Here, the floating hotel would be a perfect solution for tourism without any violation of the natural harmony of the place itself.”
More information found here.
12. Whale on the Beach with Grizzlies
Found on Reddit.