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Laces and Loonies

unexplained-events:

Key Guns

Dating all the way back to at least the 17th century, there has been evidence of key guns used by jailers. The keys were filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door.

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Aug 27th at 2PM / via: zbee8 / op: unexplained-events / reblog / 1,713 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

So I went to the David Owsley Museum of Art today for class. I’m going to post some of my favorites today but I think I’ll go back with something that is not my phone camera because there was some truly great stuff.

1.) Wedding Headdress 1900-1930 Tibet

2.) Armor Edo Period Japan

3.) Firespitter Mask Senufo People c.1965-1973

delilahsdawson:

ladyattercop:

Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.

Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.

Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.

Text from her Wikipedia page.

Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…

Aug 23rd at 8AM / via: theblueboxonbakerstreet / op: ladyattercop / reblog / 9,436 notes

Tumblr’s Favorite Historical Movies with Period Costumes

sphinxyvic:

hoop-skirts-and-corsets:

Feel free to add, just don’t remove any!

Movies


Pre-16th Century 

Becket (1964)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

Ever After (1998)

Excalibur (1981)

King Arthur (2004)

The Lion in the Winter (1968)

16th and 17th Centuries

Anne of a Thousand Days (1969)

Cromwell (1970)

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen (2005)

Elizabeth (1998)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

The Merchant of Venice (2004)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Restoration (1995)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Stage Beauty (2004)

The Three Musketeers (1993), (2011)

18th Century 

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

Amadeus (1984)

Amazing Grace (2006)

Becoming Jane (2007)

Casanova (2005)

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)

The Duchess (2008) 

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

The Madness of King George (1994)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

The Patriot (2000)

Quills (2000)

Ridicule (1996)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

Valmont (1989)

Wuthering Heights (1970)

19th Century 

The Age of Innocence (1993)

Bel Ami (2012)

Bright Star (2009)

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Immortal Beloved (1994)

Impromptu (1991)

Jane Eyre (2011), (1996), (1943)

Little Women (1994)

Mrs. Brown (1994)

Persuasion (1995)

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Topsy Turvy (1998)

Vanity Fair (2004)

The Young Victoria (2009)

20th Century

Howards End (1992)

The Illusionist (2006)

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

A Room with a View (1987)

Songcatcher (2000)

There Will Be Blood (2007)

A Special Mention:

Orlando (1992) - Spans 16th through 20th century

Mini Series


16th and 17th Centuries

By the Sword Divided (1983)

Elizabeth R (1971)

Elizabeth I (2005)

18th Century

John Adams (2008)

Poldark (1975)

19th Century 

BBC Bleak House (2005)

BBC Cranford (2007)

BBC Great Expectations (1999)

BBC Emma (2009), (1972)

BBC Jane Eyre (2006), (1983)

BBC North and South (2004)

BBC Northanger Abbey (1986)

BBC Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Fingersmith (2005)

Television Shows

15th Century

The Borgias (2011- ) 

16th Century

The Tudors (2007-2010)

19th Century

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008-2011)

Paradise (2012- )

20th Century

Carnivale (2003)

Downton Abbey (2010- )

So I added quite a few, mostly older films from the early 1970’s from Britain that don’t get shown much, but are really amazingly correct with their costumes.  This was fun!

bakerstreetbabes:

injektiloj:

copgirl1964:

Ginger comes in two types. Setting and unsettling.

both hot.

snort

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bakerstreetbabes:

injektiloj:

copgirl1964:

Ginger comes in two types. Setting and unsettling.

both hot.

snort

Aug 21st at 3PM / via: bakerstreetbabes / op: copgirl1964 / reblog / 804 notes

blackpeopledoshittoo:

thekindofblue:

wreckamic:

Vintage Ebony Burlesque

there isnt enough black representation on tumblr… im glad im seeing a post like this

Important

Aug 21st at 2PM / via: daboyau / op: wreckamic / reblog / 28,415 notes
feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 

feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 

Aug 17th at 8AM / via: daboyau / op: feminhistory / reblog / 6,408 notes