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Jul 2 '12
frenchhistory:

Graffiti laissés par un groupe de femmes, résistantes communistes : Jeanne Chauviré, Andrée Bonnavita, Norma Nicoletti, Eugénie (Yvonne) Fournier. Arrivées de la prison de Rennes et internées à Romainville le 6 avril 1944, elles sont déportées le 18 à Ravensbrück. Photo E. Jacquot / AD93.
Graffiti made by a group of  communist resistant women : Jeanne Chauviré, Andrée Bonnavita, Norma Nicoletti, Eugénie (Yvonne) Fournier. They arrived in the prison of Rennes (and then to the fort of Romainville) on the 6th of April 1944, they were deported to Ravensbrück on the 18.

@credits

The fort of Romainville was an internment German camp that welcomed around 7000 resistants; the majority of them were deported but 200 of were executed. The graffitis are scarce : they only tell a name, a date, or a place of capture.

frenchhistory:

Graffiti laissés par un groupe de femmes, résistantes communistes : Jeanne Chauviré, Andrée Bonnavita, Norma Nicoletti, Eugénie (Yvonne) Fournier. Arrivées de la prison de Rennes et internées à Romainville le 6 avril 1944, elles sont déportées le 18 à Ravensbrück. Photo E. Jacquot / AD93.
Graffiti made by a group of  communist resistant women : Jeanne Chauviré, Andrée Bonnavita, Norma Nicoletti, Eugénie (Yvonne) Fournier. They arrived in the prison of Rennes (and then to the fort of Romainville) on the 6th of April 1944, they were deported to Ravensbrück on the 18.

@credits

The fort of Romainville was an internment German camp that welcomed around 7000 resistants; the majority of them were deported but 200 of were executed. The graffitis are scarce : they only tell a name, a date, or a place of capture.

Jul 2 '12

cutting metal

Iscar Chip Formation (by IscarRick via la boite verte)

Jul 2 '12
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Jun 27 '12

This video was published by the European Commission for a campaign designed to attract more women to a career in science. The commission said that the video had to “speak their language to get their attention” and that it was intended to be “fun, catchy” and strike a chord with young people. “I would encourage everyone to have a look at the wider campaign and the many videos already online of female researchers talking about their jobs and lives,” The original video was taken down after it received so many negative comments.

Jun 27 '12
Jun 27 '12
The Flapper (1922)
via darwinscans

The Flapper (1922)

via darwinscans

Jun 27 '12
detail from carta marina (below)

detail from carta marina (below)

Jun 27 '12
Carta Marina (c1539)
"The map was created in Rome by the Swedish ecclesiastic Olaus Magnus (1490–1557), who arrived on a diplomatic visit for the Swedish government and stayed on, likely because his brother Johannes Magnus became involved in a religious feud with King Gustav I of Sweden.”

Carta Marina (c1539)

"The map was created in Rome by the Swedish ecclesiastic Olaus Magnus (1490–1557), who arrived on a diplomatic visit for the Swedish government and stayed on, likely because his brother Johannes Magnus became involved in a religious feud with King Gustav I of Sweden.”

Jun 27 '12
Johann Esaias Silberschlag, Theorie der am 23 Juli, 1762, erschienen Feuer-Kugel (Theory on the July 23, 1762, appearance of a fireball) (by Smithsonian Libraries)
via scientific illustration, flasd and eyeballmansion

Johann Esaias Silberschlag, Theorie der am 23 Juli, 1762, erschienen Feuer-Kugel (Theory on the July 23, 1762, appearance of a fireball) (by Smithsonian Libraries)

via scientific illustration, flasd and eyeballmansion

Jun 27 '12
yama-bato:

Galileo Galilei, Sunspot observations Paper 3 May 1612
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/vatican/vatican.html#itmotpmahd
Galileo helped to create a new science partly because of his extraordinary skills as an observer, which enabled him to create and use the first telescope. These drawings represent sunspots— whose existence proved that the sun was not the perfect, unchanging body that traditional Aristotelian cosmology considered it to be. Galileo’s work received strong support for a long time from Maffeo Barberini, the future Pope Urban VIII, though his Dialogues on Two World Systems and Copernican views would eventually be condemned by Rome.

yama-bato:

Galileo Galilei, Sunspot observations
Paper
3 May 1612

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/vatican/vatican.html#itmotpmahd

Galileo helped to create a new science partly because of his extraordinary skills as an observer, which enabled him to create and use the first telescope. These drawings represent sunspots— whose existence proved that the sun was not the perfect, unchanging body that traditional Aristotelian cosmology considered it to be. Galileo’s work received strong support for a long time from Maffeo Barberini, the future Pope Urban VIII, though his Dialogues on Two World Systems and Copernican views would eventually be condemned by Rome.

Jun 27 '12
citrussucker:

Paleoartist Charles R. Knight working on a stegosaurus in 1899. This man could be seen as a forerunner of Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen.

citrussucker:

Paleoartist Charles R. Knight working on a stegosaurus in 1899. This man could be seen as a forerunner of Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen.

(via citrussucker)
Jun 27 '12
Montana, August 1942
Russell Lee, “Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana”
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Via Library of Congress

Montana, August 1942

Russell Lee, “Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana”

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Via Library of Congress

Jun 16 '12
premierepage:

Le Ciel, notions d’astronomie à l’usage des gens du monde et de la jeunesse par Amédée Guillemin : ouvrage illustré de onze planches tirées en couleur.., 1861

premierepage:

Le Ciel, notions d’astronomie à l’usage des gens du monde et de la jeunesse par Amédée Guillemin : ouvrage illustré de onze planches tirées en couleur.., 1861