paintingsforants:

Day 202 : Cape Town’s coast offers some diverse treasures and beautiful dive sites and is best known for its shipwreck and kelp forest dives, as well as dives with cow sharks and seals. 26 x 26 mm. #365postcardsforants #wdc624 #miniature #watercolour #capetown #diver #coast #diving #treasure (at Buchanan Square, Woodstock)

This prolific (and admirably self-disciplined) artist, Lorraine Loots, creates a miniature masterpiece every day. Love her work.

paintingsforants:

Day 202 : Cape Town’s coast offers some diverse treasures and beautiful dive sites and is best known for its shipwreck and kelp forest dives, as well as dives with cow sharks and seals. 26 x 26 mm. #365postcardsforants #wdc624 #miniature #watercolour #capetown #diver #coast #diving #treasure (at Buchanan Square, Woodstock)

This prolific (and admirably self-disciplined) artist, Lorraine Loots, creates a miniature masterpiece every day. Love her work.


A poster by Jean Raoul Chaurand-Naurac (1878-1948) for the London to Vichy Pullman Express which served passengers from 1927 to 1930, conveying them in luxury to the thermal baths at Vichy. (I’m assuming passengers had to hop a ferry from Dover to Boulogne in mid-journey.)

A poster by Jean Raoul Chaurand-Naurac (1878-1948) for the London to Vichy Pullman Express which served passengers from 1927 to 1930, conveying them in luxury to the thermal baths at Vichy. (I’m assuming passengers had to hop a ferry from Dover to Boulogne in mid-journey.)


books0977:

The Prince and Betty. P. G. Wodehouse. New York: W. J. Watt & Company, 1912. First edition.
The original story tells of how unscrupulous millionaire Benjamin Scobell decides to build a casino on the small Mediterranean island of Mervo, dragging in the unwitting heir to the throne to help. Little does he know that his stepdaughter Betty has history with the young man John Maude, and his schemes lead to a rift between the newly reunited pair. Some changes were made to the US version.

I want this.

books0977:

The Prince and Betty. P. G. Wodehouse. New York: W. J. Watt & Company, 1912. First edition.

The original story tells of how unscrupulous millionaire Benjamin Scobell decides to build a casino on the small Mediterranean island of Mervo, dragging in the unwitting heir to the throne to help. Little does he know that his stepdaughter Betty has history with the young man John Maude, and his schemes lead to a rift between the newly reunited pair. Some changes were made to the US version.

I want this.


books0977:

Boris Karloff reading, preparing for his role of Imhotep in The Mummy (1932).
Brought back to life after nearly 3,700 years, Egyptian high priest Imhotep wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field exposition that disturbed his tomb. While disguised as a contemporary Egyptologist, he falls in love with Zita Johann, whom he recognizes as the latest incarnation of a priestess who died nearly 40 centuries earlier.

books0977:

Boris Karloff reading, preparing for his role of Imhotep in The Mummy (1932).

Brought back to life after nearly 3,700 years, Egyptian high priest Imhotep wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field exposition that disturbed his tomb. While disguised as a contemporary Egyptologist, he falls in love with Zita Johann, whom he recognizes as the latest incarnation of a priestess who died nearly 40 centuries earlier.



The Great Bell of Nara, Japan, so tinted.

The Great Bell of Nara, Japan, so tinted.


Art by Jules Guerin for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915.

Art by Jules Guerin for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915.



From A Child’s Garden of Verses (1919) by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Rand McNally edition, illustrated by Ruth Mary Hallock (uncredited).

From A Child’s Garden of Verses (1919) by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Rand McNally edition, illustrated by Ruth Mary Hallock (uncredited).


saisonciel:

Anne Cornwall, 1920s

American actress, 1897-1980; love this image.

saisonciel:

Anne Cornwall, 1920s

American actress, 1897-1980; love this image.