Photo 29 Aug 275 notes mapsontheweb:

Italy before the Roman conquest

A timely reblog: Relistening to Mike Duncan’s History of Rome podcast and I’m at the 2nd Punic War.

mapsontheweb:

Italy before the Roman conquest

A timely reblog: Relistening to Mike Duncan’s History of Rome podcast and I’m at the 2nd Punic War.

Photo 28 Aug 13 notes ryanshistoryblog:

Together by William Little, 1941.
From: The UK National Archives

ryanshistoryblog:

Together by William Little, 1941.

From: The UK National Archives

via History!.
Video 27 Aug 31,526 notes

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il-tenore-regina:

vivelareine:

—Marie Antoinette (2006)

 Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

*just leaves this here*

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Chevalier Joseph Boulogne de Saint-Georges

Photo 27 Aug 224,395 notes

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Photo 26 Aug 65 notes backstoryradio:

Today, Teddy Roosevelt is known as a trust-buster…but he used to have a reputation as a politician on the take. We explore accusations of corruption in the 1904 presidential election, and how it lead to some of the first efforts for campaign finance reform over a century ago, on our latest episode. 

backstoryradio:

Today, Teddy Roosevelt is known as a trust-buster…but he used to have a reputation as a politician on the take. We explore accusations of corruption in the 1904 presidential election, and how it lead to some of the first efforts for campaign finance reform over a century ago, on our latest episode


Photo 26 Aug 154 notes vintascope:

Liebig’s Beef Extract “Edible Funghi” German issue, 1900

vintascope:

Liebig’s Beef Extract “Edible Funghi” German issue, 1900

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Photo 25 Aug 910 notes

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Video 25 Aug 7,500 notes

magictransistor:

OCD Approved Fall Out Shelters; Family Radiation Survival Sets and the Lafayette “Mighty” 9-Transistor Portable Radio (Instruction manual included), c. 1961.

I think I would rather take my chance with the bombs than be locked in a shed with 16 other people. That goes double if the male/female ratio is really 11:5.

Also, I don’t see a bathroom. 

Video 24 Aug 1,031 notes

peashooter85:

The Russian Cosmonaut Gun,

Starting in 1986 Russian Cosmonauts began to carry a special gun into space.  These guns were not meant to fight off space aliens and any other kind of intergalactic threat, but were meant as an emergency survival weapon.  Often Russian missions involved landing in remote areas of Siberia.  Pickup and recovery could take a while, especially if they happened to be off course. In addition if they had to abandon a space ship or station and their escape pod may land in the middle of the wilderness on some far off continent. Thus they were issued a special survival guns to fend off predators or hunt for food.

The TP-82 was a simple three barreled break open firearm that sported two calibers.  The upper two barrels were smoothbore and chambered for a special 12.5x70mm (40 gauge) shot shell ideal for hunting small game.  The bottom third barrel was rifled and chambered for 5.45x39mm rifle cartridge which was good for small game but also could be used for larger animals in a pinch.  Included with the gun was a detachable buttstock which also doubled as a sheathed machete.

The TP-82 was issued to Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts from 1982 up to 2006.  In 2007 the Russian Space Agency’s store of the rare 12.5x70mm shotshell ammunition expired in terms of shelf life.  Since then Russian Cosmonauts are issued regular semi automatic pistols with their emergency gear.

How this has not been the plot of a movie yet is beyond me.

(Source: yuri-gagarin.com)

Photo 24 Aug 1,188 notes ilovecharts:

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Photo 22 Aug 169 notes oupacademic:


Chronologically, the first wave began with three initial complaints at the very end of February 1692, all involving residents of Salem Village. the number of accusations slowly increased, adding only four more victims throughout the month of March, making a total of seven accusation for the one-month period beginning a the end of February. But the outbreak escalated in April, with twenty-three new cases, and in May, with an additional thirty-nine charges. By the end of May, sixty-nine accused witches had been named and, likely, examined and jailed for further legal consideration.

Find out more in “The Long and Short of Salem Witchcraft” from the Journal of Social History. 
Image: ”Witch Hill” or “The Salem Martyr” by Thomas Slatterwhite Noble, 1869. Collection of the New York Historical Society. CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

Chronologically, the first wave began with three initial complaints at the very end of February 1692, all involving residents of Salem Village. the number of accusations slowly increased, adding only four more victims throughout the month of March, making a total of seven accusation for the one-month period beginning a the end of February. But the outbreak escalated in April, with twenty-three new cases, and in May, with an additional thirty-nine charges. By the end of May, sixty-nine accused witches had been named and, likely, examined and jailed for further legal consideration.

Find out more in “The Long and Short of Salem Witchcraft” from the Journal of Social History

Image: ”Witch Hill” or “The Salem Martyr” by Thomas Slatterwhite Noble, 1869. Collection of the New York Historical Society. CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo 22 Aug 143,039 notes brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.

brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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