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vintageeveryday · a day ago
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Rare historical photographs of war dogs wearing canine gas masks.
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history-of-fashion · a day ago
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ab. 1912-1913 Woman's buttoned boots made of brown suede and black leather (manufacturer: Robert Mäschle, Berlin)
(City Museum Berlin)
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hauntedbystorytelling · a day ago
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Clotilde von Derp in dance pose. Phot. Debschitz-Kurowski; Verlag Hermann Leiser, formerly Louis Blumenthal | src internet archive
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eirene · 18 hours ago
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Pan is dead (still life), 1911 George Washington Lambert
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Jack was happy to finally be part of the war. He quickly discovered that he was a good fit as a soldier due to his stamina and an excellent physique. After completing his training, he was sent to the French countryside and was more than ready to head to the front.
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After a few dreary days, he accidentally bumped into his friend Thomas when their platoons regrouped at one of the base camps. They knew each other well and were happy to hear that the respective squads would be working in the same area. They shared cigarettes and talked about old memories all night until the sun came up.
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The only thing that crushed Jack's happiness was a letter that arrived the next morning. It was an announcement that told him about the sudden passing of his parents. It shocked him that they both died so suddenly, but as soon as he felt the grief creep up on him, he pushed it away. There was no time to mourn. He had to focus entirely on performing in the war. Nothing else mattered anymore.
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aheathen-conceivably · 16 hours ago
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Rosella awoke on the morning of her 18th birthday energized and elated. She had always loved birthdays. The gifts and the attention made her feel like she did when she was young. So she bounded down the stairs to the kitchen where her mother was preparing breakfast.
“Good morning, Ella,” Florence said “Could you go fetch the eggs from the coop and clean it out before you head to work?”
Ella’s smile faded but she did as her mother asked. “Thank you,” Florence responded when she handed her the eggs. But seeing Rosella still standing there she continued, “Are you alright, dear?”
“Mother!” Ella whined, “It’s my birthday!”
Florence laughed, “Well, honey, I know. I was there when you were born after all. I plan on making your favorite dinner tonight but you’re a grown woman now, you can’t expect the same sort of celebrations as when you were a child. And please, think on what you’d like to do with your future as I’m sure your father would like to discuss it tonight. I understand if you don’t want to get married just yet but I hear that boy you used to walk with is still unwed.”
Rosella turned around in a huff, storming back up the stairs and trying to hold back tears back as she put on her maid’s uniform. She didn’t know what she wanted for her life. She did know one thing, she didn’t want some stupid boy. And how could her mother ask her that today of all days?
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funeral · a day ago
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Guy's Hospital Accident Ward. c1915
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thefloatingstone · 3 months ago
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Still watching this youtube channel about what I can only describe as "Dark Classical art" and this one absolutely floored me because I was unaware of it and I want to share it because it changes my perspective on this artist completely.
You might be aware of Louis Wain. If not by name then by his art. He's the artist behind that series of cat drawings that slowly became more and more abstract and bizarre.
This series of paintings of cats are often labelled as a visual representation of Wain's deteriorating mental illness and schizophrenia. Even more so often labelled as "a tragic display of a painter's failing battle with schizophrenia."
The paintings look like this and were painted around the very early 1900s.
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Ok got all that?
So here's the thing.
Although Wain did suffer from a mental illness that was strong enough for him to be institutionalized, his mental illness was never diagnosed with clear certainty. Although "Schizophrenia" is so heavily applied to him based purely on how his series of paintings LOOK, despite actual specialists widely disputing this. On top of this, although he did paint the kaleidoscope cat portraits during this time, it was not the only things he painted, and he was quite capable of painting "normal" pictures of cats.
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The Kaleidoscope Cat portraits are more images of him experimenting with colour and shapes, something the Smithsonian themselves state on their website.
Wain had actually made his entire living painting whimsical images of cats, often for product adverts, before he was incarcerated and was actually a very beloved artist at the time. When his friends learned of his incarceration, they started a collection of donation money to help transfer Wain to the Bethlam Royal Hospital instead, one of the best mental health facilities of the time. Even the Prime Minster of the time donated, and they raised a large amount of money across England to help him.
4 years later, Wain drew this as his final image which he released publicly
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I knew all about "the Schizophrenic cat Guy" but he had always been presented to me as some tragic case of an artist going mad and his skills and work unraveling as he went insane.
Which is why I wanted to share this information which was new to me. And because I think it's important.
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yesterdaysprint · 6 months ago
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The Daily News and The Independent, Santa Barbara, California, November 12, 1918
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the-evil-clergyman · 3 months ago
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Illustration from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Willy Pogany (1910)
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nemfrog · 3 months ago
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Tree identification. Vacation camping for girls. 1913.
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come-hell-or-high-water · 16 hours ago
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At the hospital, Dorothy had settled into the routine. She had also become acquainted with Vera, who was one of many other nurses who worked in the same department. It was nice to have someone to talk to about all the hard work they had to endure. As they worked together every day, it didn't take long until Dorothy considered Vera her best friend. She had a positive attitude that made the days a little easier to get through.
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Dorothy continued to correspond with Thomas. She learned that Thomas and Jack’s platoons now worked together and it reassured her to know that they were together again. In his letters he explained that they had only encountered armed fire a few times in the past week and that they mostly sat around, awaiting orders. At the end of his last letter, he suggested that he and Jack should visit her in Britechester as soon as they got military leave. It made her cheerful to finally have something to look forward to and she quickly wrote him an answer, saying that it was an excellent idea.
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hauntedbystorytelling · 4 months ago
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Hugh C. Knowles :: Poppies (top) | Poppies and figs (bottom), ca. 1910. Autochrome. | src The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A Museum
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fashionsfromhistory · a month ago
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Wedding Dress
1912
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Museu Nacional do Traje (Accession Number: 24125; 20205/3)
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bad-moodboard · 20 days ago
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Illustration, Web of Epeira strix, an Orb-weaving Spider, 1915
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