1. How hermits live in the Russian wilderness
Escape is a series about individuals who have disassociated from society and live as hermits in the wilderness of Russia and Ukraine.
By Danila Tkachenko, is a Russian visual artist, specializing in the field of documentary photography. Discover more, found here.
2. Desert Glass from an asteroid impact
This large Libyan Desert Glass was formed following an enormous asteroid or comet impact approximately 29 million years ago.
The formation of Libyan Desert Glass and other tektites was long considered a mystery with some researchers believing they had originated on the Moon — a notion since debunked. Scientists today agree such glass formations formed as a result of collisions of cosmic bodies with the Earth.
The higher the silica content of such impact glass, the lighter the color, and so Libyan Desert Glass — derived from sand and containing 98% silica — is sunny-yellow.
Samples of Libyan Desert Glass were found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Meteorites from the collection of Michael Farmer. Found on Sotheby’s.
3. Queen Elizabeth dressed as Prince Charming
A portrait of the future Queen as Prince Charming, from a 1941 production of Cinderella.
Found on Instagram
4. Martha Stewart as Medusa on Halloween
5. The smell of privilege
A vintage perfume, found on Pinterest.
6. A vaguely condescending guide to the big apple, circa 1938.
Photos from AbeBooks
7. This NYC warehouse is a treasure chest of creative knick knacks, Free for Artists to Use
Materials for the Arts collects unneeded supplies from businesses and individuals, and distributes these donations for free to nonprofit organizations that provide significant arts programming, public schools, and government agencies in New York City.
More info found on their webpage.
8. “The Machine”, for practicing mock births, patented in 1778
Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray (c. 1712 – 17 April 1794) spent twenty-five years traveling the towns of France, teaching obstetrics in an effort to share her extensive knowledge with poor country midwives. Madame Du Coudray invented the first life size obstetrical mannequin, or “The Machine”, for practicing mock births.Only one example of the original machine, patented in 1778, survived and is on display in the Musée Flaubert et d’histoire de la médecine in Rouen, France. It includes a life-size mannequin representing the lower part of the female body, a doll the size of a newborn baby, and various accessories demonstrating female anatomy, a seven-months fetus, twins, etc. Between 1760 and 1783, she traveled all over rural France, sharing her extensive knowledge with poor women. During this period, she is estimated to have taught in over forty French cities and rural towns and to have trained 4,000 students directly. She was also responsible for the training of 6,000 other women, who were taught directly by her former students. In addition, she taught about 500 surgeons and physicians, all of them men. In her thirty years of teaching she taught over 30,000 students. Through this educational effort Du Coudray became a national sensation and international symbol of French medical advancement.
Found on Anonymous Works.
9. This 1869 illustrated book of NYC’s ladies of the night
The Women of New York, by George Ellington (1869): Illustrating the Life of Women of Fashion, Women of Pleasure, Actresses and Ballet Girls, Saloon Girls, Pickpockets and Shoplifters, Artists’ Female Models, Women-of-the-Town, etc., etc., etc.!
This comprehensive study of women in New York City in 1869 includes all types of women, with a particular focus on women in the “under-world”. In the preface, Ellington introduces his topic by describing some of the content, as well as his purpose for the work: “to inform the public and reform society” (Ellington, 1869, p. 7), and to prevent newcomers from falling into the existing vice. Ellington emphasizes that prostitutes can come from any class, and in fact often come from the higher classes. The book includes specific descriptions of the lives of some women, and broader generalizations about women.
Found on a Libguide about Prostitution in NYC 1800-1920, with a NY Public Library card you can access the full book here.
10. Hidden architectural details on the Bridgerton Mansions
11. The Little High Street
Follow the progress here.
12. This IG Interiors account dedicated to the 80s Colour Palette
Found on @_homedreaming