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medievalpoc:

dektolhearts submitted to medievalpoc:

First of all, I love seeing your posts come up in my feed. I had pretty much stopped coming on tumblr, but after following you I come on quite a bit more. So I’m not really sure if I am thanking you or not actually.Anyway, I don’t know a whole lot about this, and apologies if you have already posted it! The only information I have is that it came from the Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts (1500-1825). I wish the scan was a bit better, but still a pretty cool depiction.

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Thanks!
It looks like this illustration is from a book of Italian occult and alchemical works associated with Alessandro Cagliostro, who was quite the personage in Pre-Revolutionary France.
The whole thing is actually available online for viewing.

medievalpoc:

dektolhearts submitted to medievalpoc:

First of all, I love seeing your posts come up in my feed. I had pretty much stopped coming on tumblr, but after following you I come on quite a bit more. So I’m not really sure if I am thanking you or not actually.

Anyway, I don’t know a whole lot about this, and apologies if you have already posted it! The only information I have is that it came from the Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts (1500-1825). I wish the scan was a bit better, but still a pretty cool depiction.

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Thanks!

It looks like this illustration is from a book of Italian occult and alchemical works associated with Alessandro Cagliostro, who was quite the personage in Pre-Revolutionary France.

The whole thing is actually available online for viewing.

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subrnariner:

this pic means so much to me and it needs to be seen

subrnariner:

this pic means so much to me and it needs to be seen

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gregorygalloway:

Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 - 13 July 1954)

gregorygalloway:

Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 - 13 July 1954)

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nemfrog:

The Embryonic Development of the Face. Ernst Haeckel.  The Evolution of Man. Vol. 1. 1905 ed. 

nemfrog:

The Embryonic Development of the Face. Ernst Haeckel.  The Evolution of Man. Vol. 1. 1905 ed. 

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weirdvintage:

Lana Turner with a firecracker, c 1940s (via A Certain Cinema)

weirdvintage:

Lana Turner with a firecracker, c 1940s (via A Certain Cinema)


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