loverofbeauty:

John Singer Sargent, Tommies Bathing   (1918)

loverofbeauty:

John Singer Sargent, Tommies Bathing   (1918)

(Source: thisblueboy)

pbsamericanmasters:

On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson premiered as host of the Tonight Show.

I miss him

pbsamericanmasters:

On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson premiered as host of the Tonight Show.

I miss him

ancientpeoples:

Bronze Tripod
c.1250-1050 BC
Late Bronze Age
Cypriot
The bronze tripods and other vessel stands from Cyprus represent some of the finest metalwork produced in the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age. Some were cast in one piece; others, such as this one, were composed of pieces cast or worked separately and fastened together by means of hard-soldering. The decoration shows a blend of Mycenaean Greek and Near Eastern elements. The stands themselves have a wide distribution, having been found on Cyprus, Crete, and the Cyclades, as well as in mainland Greece, Sardinia, and Italy. Ancient repairs to this stand’s rim are one indication that it was a valuable, treasured item that may have been passed from one generation to another.
(Source: The Met Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Bronze Tripod

c.1250-1050 BC

Late Bronze Age

Cypriot

The bronze tripods and other vessel stands from Cyprus represent some of the finest metalwork produced in the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age. Some were cast in one piece; others, such as this one, were composed of pieces cast or worked separately and fastened together by means of hard-soldering. The decoration shows a blend of Mycenaean Greek and Near Eastern elements. The stands themselves have a wide distribution, having been found on Cyprus, Crete, and the Cyclades, as well as in mainland Greece, Sardinia, and Italy. Ancient repairs to this stand’s rim are one indication that it was a valuable, treasured item that may have been passed from one generation to another.

(Source: The Met Museum)

blastedheath:

Friedrich Gauermann (Austrian, 1807–1862), Baumstudie [Tree study], 1826. Oil on panel, 43 x 33.7 cm.

blastedheath:

Friedrich Gauermann (Austrian, 1807–1862), Baumstudie [Tree study], 1826. Oil on panel, 43 x 33.7 cm.

(via oxfordcommaforever)

Archeology Students Discover Prehistoric Sweat Lodge


archaeologicalnews:

image

Saint Louis University students participating in the 2014 Archaeological Field School at the Fingerhut Tract of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a World Heritage UNESCO site, made a significant contribution to the understanding of American Indian prehistory with the discovery of three…


Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland by Ruth Hayton

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland by Ruth Hayton

(via oxfordcommaforever)

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Letter from John Beaulieu to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Braille, 10/1956
Item from White House Central Files (Eisenhower Administration). (1953 - 1961)
Braille allows those who are blind to read using a system of raised dots on a piece of paper. The configurations of the dots represent a letter or number and are grouped together like written letters to make words. This letter is written in Braille by 13 year old John Beaulieu. In this case, the signature is felt, not seen.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DPnB

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Letter from John Beaulieu to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Braille, 10/1956

Item from White House Central Files (Eisenhower Administration). (1953 - 1961)

Braille allows those who are blind to read using a system of raised dots on a piece of paper. The configurations of the dots represent a letter or number and are grouped together like written letters to make words. This letter is written in Braille by 13 year old John Beaulieu. In this case, the signature is felt, not seen.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DPnB

(via todaysdocument)

St Louis archaeological society sells Egyptian treasure


archaeologicalnews:

image

The national leadership of the American Institute for Archaeology (AIA) has voiced its “deepest concern” over a planned sale on 2 October of ancient Egyptian “treasure” by a St Louis chapter of the organisation. The AIA says it was not consulted before the collection, estimated to bring in…

Israeli wine researchers aim to revive ancient libations


archaeologicalnews:

ARIEL, West Bank (JTA) — The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Drori’s palm looks like it’s full of black pebbles.

Closing the box quickly, he explains that it cannot be open for long. The pebble-like pieces, which were uncovered in an archaeological dig near Jerusalem’s Old City, are in fact…

suitsupply:

Add a layer of style and color to your seasonal look with this rust-colored cashmere waistcoat. http://bit.ly/YSthQn

suitsupply:

Add a layer of style and color to your seasonal look with this rust-colored cashmere waistcoat. http://bit.ly/YSthQn