1. Leander


    Hero und Leander by J.R. Witzel; in Jugend no.25, 1897

    via NYPL 

  2. On a Lee Shore

    Bernard Finnigan Gribble - Nautical Artist

  5. pensiveceline:

    badass octo-chandeliers

    (via octopoda)

  6. Crocheted seahorse at jpolka

    Etsy Beasts

  7. Yeni-Djama (i.e., Yeni Cami) by moonlight, Constantinople, Turkey; ca. 1890 -1900

    1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

  8. Feuerbagd’sche (i.e., Fenerbahçe) on Sea of Marmora (i.e., Marmara), Constantinople, Turkey; ca. 1890 - 1900

    1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

  9. Old Harbor (Vieux-Port), Marseille, France
    ca. 1890-1900

    1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

  10. nathangregory:


    (Source: sigosiendohormiga)

  11. Sandokan? Did you say “Sandokan”? Hugo Pratt (greatest comic artist ever and creator of Corto Maltese) did a take on Emilio Salgari’s “Tiger of Malaysia”. Sadly, like much of Pratt’s canon, it’s not available in English.

    -Cold is the Sea

  12. The Mississippi River circa 1906

    "Steamboat landing at Vicksburg. Sternwheeler Belle of Calhoun and sidewheeler Belle of the Bends.” Our second look at these river packets. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. 

    SHORPY - View full size

  13. turnofthecentury > theshipthatflew:

    Herbert George Ponting, A Cavern in an Iceberg; Scott’s Last Expedition, The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910

    Herbert Ponting was the official photographer for Captain Scott’s tragic final expedition, enduring sub-zero temperatures to document this uncharted environment. In The Great White South (1921), he recalled discovering this cavern: ‘A fringe of long icicles hung at the entrance of the grotto and passing under these I was in the most wonderful place imaginable. From the outside, the interior appeared quite white and colourless, but, once inside, it was a lovely symphony of blue and green.’ (source)

  14. turnofthecentury:

    ontheborderland: Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, trapped in Antarctic pack ice, 1915.  Photograph by Frank Hurley.


  15. turnofthecentury:

    billyjane: Portrait of tattooed woman Cally d’Astra, 1860

    also from LIFE