rudygodinez
the USS Akron under construction, unknown photographer, 1930

rudygodinez

the USS Akron under construction, unknown photographer, 1930

fragmentary group photograph by Costică Acsinte

fragmentary group photograph by Costică Acsinte

50watts:

From mid-20th century stencilled pattern books by the MATSUYA company (sold listing at Boston Book Company)

speciesbarocus:

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz - Mathesis biceps (1670). Detail. [x]

speciesbarocus:

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz - Mathesis biceps (1670). Detail. [x]

'Cat and Dog Jumping' by National Media Museum on Flickr.

“We always think of the imagination as the faculty that forms images. On the contrary, it is a faculty that deforms the images that we perceive; it is, above all, the faculty that frees us from immediate images and changes them. If there is no change, or unexpected fusion of images, there is no imagination; there is no imaginative process. If the image that is present does not make us think of one that is absent, if an image does not determine an abundance—an explosion— of atypical images, then there is no imagination.”

—Gaston Bachelard, Air and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Movement, 1943.

vintageeveryday:

Mozart’s Mug Shot.
This picture is a facial composite of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, circa 1777, generated around 1991 (no later than 1992) by the Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden—the Federal Criminal Police Office of Wiesbaden, Germany—from four portraits that appeared during Mozart’s lifetime. The details on how or why they did this are scarce, unfortunately. In 1777 Mozart was twenty-one years old. (via Dangerous Minds)

vintageeveryday:

Mozart’s Mug Shot.

This picture is a facial composite of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, circa 1777, generated around 1991 (no later than 1992) by the Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden—the Federal Criminal Police Office of Wiesbaden, Germany—from four portraits that appeared during Mozart’s lifetime. The details on how or why they did this are scarce, unfortunately. In 1777 Mozart was twenty-one years old. (via Dangerous Minds)

nihtegale:

Figure of Woman Shown in Motion, Albrecht Dürer, 1528

nihtegale:

Figure of Woman Shown in Motion, Albrecht Dürer, 1528

(Source: wga.hu)

cinoh:

In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio.A woman viewing Libra: The Scales, date unknown. From the AMNH archives.

cinoh:

In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.

Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio.

A woman viewing Libra: The Scales, date unknown. From the AMNH archives.

August Strindberg’s Celestographs 
National Library of Sweden 
Strindberg distrusted lenses and thought they gave a distorted rendering of reality. The celestographs were therefore an attempt to produce a more objective view of stars and planets. He sent the prints to the French Astronomical Society, where they were discussed.

August Strindberg’s Celestographs 

National Library of Sweden

Strindberg distrusted lenses and thought they gave a distorted rendering of reality. The celestographs were therefore an attempt to produce a more objective view of stars and planets. He sent the prints to the French Astronomical Society, where they were discussed.