A genre that is new to me.


"Who Cares?" (1901) by Charles Dana Gibson.

"Who Cares?" (1901) by Charles Dana Gibson.


John Singer Sargent’s 1899 painting of the three daughters of Percy Wyndham, a British soldier, politician and art collector. From the left, the sisters are Madeline Adeane, Pamela Tennant and Mary Constance, Lady Elcho. Sargent painted the sisters in the drawing room of their family’s residence at 44 Belgrave Square in London. On the wall above the sisters is George Frederic Watts’ 1871 portrait of their mother, Madeline Wyndham, a nod to their genealogy.

John Singer Sargent’s 1899 painting of the three daughters of Percy Wyndham, a British soldier, politician and art collector. From the left, the sisters are Madeline Adeane, Pamela Tennant and Mary Constance, Lady Elcho. Sargent painted the sisters in the drawing room of their family’s residence at 44 Belgrave Square in London. On the wall above the sisters is George Frederic Watts’ 1871 portrait of their mother, Madeline Wyndham, a nod to their genealogy.


indypendent-thinking:

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Oh, yes.

indypendent-thinking:

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Oh, yes.

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I have seen hundreds of post office postcards, one of my many passions, but never one like this. The post office is in St. Joseph, Missouri, the date is April 4, 1916, and the “Human Fly” climbing its walls is Harry H. Gardiner, an American who successfully scaled more than 700 buildings in Europe and North America, usually wearing ordinary street clothes and using no special equipment. The St. Joseph Observer ran the short piece above after Gardner’s climb.


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.