1. thelittledancer:

    Ulysses and the Sirens c.1891 by John William Waterhouse

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

     
  2. liquidnight:

    Southworth & Hawes

    Captain Jonathan W. Walker’s Branded Hand - Daguerreotype, 1845

    A Florida seamen originally from Cape Cod, Captain Jonathan Walker was sympathetic to the plight of the slaves. In 1844 he made an unsuccessful attempt to aid a group of seven to freedom by sailing them to the West Indies. Walker paid for his part in the venture with a year in solitary confinement, a $600.00 fine, and the branded letters “s.s.” for “slave stealer” on his right palm. The incident would probably have passed unnoticed had not Walker loyally pursued his beliefs as an effective anti-slavery lecturer after his release. Southworth & Hawes closeup recording of the Captain’s palm leaves us wondering what Walker himself might have looked like.

    From The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

    (via mudwerks)

    Tagged #slave trade
     
  3. erikamoen:

    Oh wow, I’ve followed Kozyndan’s artwork for a while but don’t think I’d ever seen this one before. Super pretty!

    (via fuckyeahsquids)

     
  4. An antique looking pendant lighting fixture inspired by ship portholes

    Ceiling & Pendant Lighting Fixtures with a Nautical Twist

     
  5. Crew of Penthesilea

    Miles Fisher: Get After It

     
  6. Umibuzo (2010)

    Featuring in the New Bento Bestiary; October 2010.

    Ben Newman82’s photostream

     
  7. This series of images is the result of a col­lab­o­ra­tion between pho­tog­ra­pher Matt Shelley and artist Tim Green. The pho­tographs were taken from Matt’s trav­els through Bolivia and Peru and then processed and col­laged by Tim, to give them a “1970s sci-fi/isaac asi­mov book illus­tra­tion feel”.

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  8. Mines: Japanese Postcards from World War II

    The sky has run into the sea

     
  9. Japanese Postcards from World War II

    The sky has run into the sea

     

  10. 1100 posts in 8 weeks

     
  11. glowbugs:

    Wireless Torpedo

    Hugo Gernsback’s ”The Electrical Experimenter” magazine, September 1915

    (Source: glowbugs, via my-ear-trumpet)

     
  12. Tagged #sailing
     
  13. Sir William Hamilton

    donnerpartyofone:

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  14. Tagged #dogs #swimming
     
  15. Tagged #lobster