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The Knave of Hearts, Louise Saunders, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

The Knave of Hearts, Louise Saunders, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

2PM
granatensis:

Iglesia de San Cecilio, en el Campo del Príncipe. (vía flickr)

granatensis:

Iglesia de San Cecilio, en el Campo del Príncipe. (vía flickr)

(via illusionwanderer)

1PM
peril:

Ophelia (1883), oil on canvas | artwork by Alexandre Cabanel

peril:

Ophelia (1883), oil on canvas | artwork by Alexandre Cabanel

12PM
wasbella102:

Joseph Holmes - Sacred Datura

wasbella102:

Joseph Holmes - Sacred Datura

(via rclinkdump)

11AM
windypoplarsroom:

Arik Brauer
“Das leichte Holz”

windypoplarsroom:

Arik Brauer

Das leichte Holz”

11AM
usnatarchives:

When musician Pasquale Taraffo applied for a visa, he had to supply evidence of his abilities. This photograph of Taraffo playing the harp guitar was found in a folder in the National Archives.

Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1887, the musician began giving guitar concerts at age nine. He eventually switched from the traditional guitar to the harp guitar, a 14-string instrument mounted on a pedestal. Taraffo started touring abroad in 1910, performing on his own and with other musicians. Known as “the Paganini of the guitar”—a reference to the legendary Italian violinist—he was wildly popular around the world and especially in South America.

You can see Taraffo’s story in Attachments, open through September 4, and in this blog post.

usnatarchives:

When musician Pasquale Taraffo applied for a visa, he had to supply evidence of his abilities. This photograph of Taraffo playing the harp guitar was found in a folder in the National Archives.

Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1887, the musician began giving guitar concerts at age nine. He eventually switched from the traditional guitar to the harp guitar, a 14-string instrument mounted on a pedestal. Taraffo started touring abroad in 1910, performing on his own and with other musicians. Known as “the Paganini of the guitar”—a reference to the legendary Italian violinist—he was wildly popular around the world and especially in South America.

You can see Taraffo’s story in Attachments, open through September 4, and in this blog post.

(via todaysdocument)

10AM
10AM
nypl:

The Pittsburg [sic] visible-writing machine (1895-1917)
AKA a typewriter.
Part of the NYPL’s Turn-of-the-Century Posters collection.

nypl:

The Pittsburg [sic] visible-writing machine (1895-1917)

AKA a typewriter.

Part of the NYPL’s Turn-of-the-Century Posters collection.

9AM
rhysjamesillustration:

This year marks the 30th anniversary since Blade Runner opened in cinemas. 

rhysjamesillustration:

This year marks the 30th anniversary since Blade Runner opened in cinemas. 

7AM
Dumb Foxglove and Other Stories

Dumb Foxglove and Other Stories