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Victoria's Rusty Knickers

~ Boresome News Recycled - The Dreary Departed Ruthlessly Resurrected ~

biomedicalephemera:

Mystacina tuberculata and Molossus norfolcensis [now Mormopterus norfolkensis?] - The New Zealand Lesser Short-Tailed Bat and East-Coast Free-Tailed Bat (?)
These scientific names are getting harder and harder to figure out the modern equivalents to…
Anyway. There’s a long-tailed bat that’s native to New Zealand, but it looks nothing like the bat depicted as Molossus norfolcensis. The bat is clearly a member of the family Molossidae - the free-tailed bats - but it’s unclear which specific species this one is. The east-coast free-tailed bat has a range most likely to include any of the New Zealand islands, as well as having a similar facial structure as the bat depicted here.
The Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, 1839-1843. John Richardson, 1845.

biomedicalephemera:

Mystacina tuberculata and Molossus norfolcensis [now Mormopterus norfolkensis?] - The New Zealand Lesser Short-Tailed Bat and East-Coast Free-Tailed Bat (?)

These scientific names are getting harder and harder to figure out the modern equivalents to…

Anyway. There’s a long-tailed bat that’s native to New Zealand, but it looks nothing like the bat depicted as Molossus norfolcensis. The bat is clearly a member of the family Molossidae - the free-tailed bats - but it’s unclear which specific species this one is. The east-coast free-tailed bat has a range most likely to include any of the New Zealand islands, as well as having a similar facial structure as the bat depicted here.

The Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, 1839-1843. John Richardson, 1845.

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Norwegian Harbour under the Midnight Sun - Magic Lantern Glass Slide by James Valentine - c1900

Norwegian Harbour under the Midnight Sun - Magic Lantern Glass Slide by James Valentine - c1900

London Street Scene - photographed by John Galt on the corner of Poultry and King William Street, the building far left in the background is the Royal Exchange - c1900

London Street Scene - photographed by John Galt on the corner of Poultry and King William Street, the building far left in the background is the Royal Exchange - c1900

The Best French Folders - Spectacles to suit all Sights' - Optician's Advert published in London - 1882

kateoplis:

Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Bartholdi’s studio, Paris, 1882-1883

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my-ear-trumpet:

questionableadvice:

~ Price List and Barber’s Reference Book of Gust. Knecht Mfg. Co., 1889

I’ve often thought that I needed a two handed hairbrush.

my-ear-trumpet:

questionableadvice:

~ Price List and Barber’s Reference Book of Gust. Knecht Mfg. Co., 1889

I’ve often thought that I needed a two handed hairbrush.

Heroic lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, photographed after rescuing two Union Civil War veterans from the waters off Newport, Rhode Island."During a snowstorm on March 29, 1869 Ida ran to her boat without taking the time to put on a coat or shoes. With the help of her younger brother, she was able to haul the two men into her boat and bring them to the lighthouse. For her heroism she became the first woman to receive a gold Congressional medal for lifesaving. Because of her many rescues, Ida Lewis became the best-known lighthouse keeper of her day. During her 39 years on Lime Rock, she is credited with saving 18 lives, although unofficial reports suggest the number may have been as high as 36." (source Wikipedia)Photo by Manchester Bros. in Providence - 1869

Heroic lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, photographed after rescuing two Union Civil War veterans from the waters off Newport, Rhode Island.

"During a snowstorm on March 29, 1869 Ida ran to her boat without taking the time to put on a coat or shoes. With the help of her younger brother, she was able to haul the two men into her boat and bring them to the lighthouse. For her heroism she became the first woman to receive a gold Congressional medal for lifesaving. Because of her many rescues, Ida Lewis became the best-known lighthouse keeper of her day. During her 39 years on Lime Rock, she is credited with saving 18 lives, although unofficial reports suggest the number may have been as high as 36." (source Wikipedia)

Photo by Manchester Bros. in Providence - 1869

Booklet advertising Fairbank’s Gold Dust Washing Powder - published in 1908

John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium in Winter - Postcard published in the early 1900s

John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium in Winter - Postcard published in the early 1900s

The archetypal Gentleman - posing with fez, guitar, potted plant and the indispensably manly spittoon - plus, his read glows in the dark…
Photo by Pratt of Aurora, Illinois - late 1800s

The archetypal Gentleman - posing with fez, guitar, potted plant and the indispensably manly spittoon - plus, his read glows in the dark…

Photo by Pratt of Aurora, Illinois - late 1800s

Hires Puzzle Book of Unnatural History - Do I like it? Well-!!!’

Leaflet advertising root beer published in the late 1800s or early 1900s

justsomebroad:

This woman is so striking and impressive, I love her style.  But her eyes are so sad, I wish we could know more about her and what her life story was.

justsomebroad:

This woman is so striking and impressive, I love her style.  But her eyes are so sad, I wish we could know more about her and what her life story was.

(Source: cosmosonic, via justsomebroad-deactivated201202)

stilllifequickheart:

Willard Metcalf
Au Cafe
1888
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