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Jugglers exhibiting monkeys and bears. Good times. 13th century image.

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Modern times

December 15, 2012

Z-2, the largest dirigible in Germany (1913).

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Giant Templar Statue

December 15, 2012

When the visitors to the Knights Templar convention arrived at New Orleans, La., recently, they were greeted by the sight of a giant figure of a mounted Templar of the Middle Ages, the statue being supported on an arch across one of the principal streets. The figure was made of papier-mache and was completed in [...]

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Bag of bones

December 12, 2012

This was obviously taken around Halloween time. The face is blurred to protect the innocent. They sell interesting stuff at Walgreens. I assume it’s real??

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Prevention of accidents by electric wires (1889)

December 6, 2012

Judge’s Library, 1889: Judge’s appliance for the prevention of accidents by electric wires.

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The devil doctor?

December 2, 2012

I have no idea what these posters are for. The devil doctor… Was it a circus act? A novel?

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Make your own Christmas postcard (instructions)

November 29, 2012

So, you decided to make your own Christmas card? Congratulations! There are 5 simple steps: 1. Place kitten inside Christmas tree. 2. Take a cute photo. 3. Remove the kitten. 4. Severely punish the kitten for getting inside the Christmas tree. 5. Repeat if necessary.

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A small animal? A hat? Both?

November 29, 2012

Just so you know, the temperature outside is around 30. Hardly necessitates extra warm headdress.

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The Return of the Prodigal Son: Disney Remake?

November 20, 2012

One of Rembrandt’s finest works is strangely mirrored/mocked in this odd encounter of two unlikely hugging animals. I can totally see a Disney adaptation of the gospel parable.

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