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  2. HAROLD W. MCCAULEY (American, 1913-1977)
    Mr. Margate’s Mermaid, Imaginative Tales No. 4 magazine cover
    March 1955
    Oil on canvas

     
  3. Monkey Fist original t shirts now available on workboatwear

    (design floats on chosen shirt color)

     
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  5. bad-postcards:

    MERMAID ON MERHORSEBACK

    Underwater Pals at Florida’s famous WEEKI WACHEE, Spring of Live Mermaids. Located just North of St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater.

     
  6. hoodoothatvoodoo:

    Illustration by George Leonnec

    For La Vie Parisienne

    1921

    (via sailorgil)

     
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  8. sailorgil:

    " Catching the Hat "  …  ’The June Log’, US Naval Academy Publication [Circa 1926] … Cover Art by:  Gordon D. Kissam, Class of ‘24, USNA

    [Sailor Gil Collection]

     
  9. sailorgil:

    The Mermaid Song …. Sheet Music, 1948

    (via sailorgil)

     
  10. monstography:

    The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him.

    Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty.

    Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid—human above the waist, fish below—though the earliest representations of Atargatis showed her as a fish with a human head and arm, similar to the Babylonian god Ea. The Greeks recognized Atargatis under the name Derketo.

    Prior to 546 BC, the Milesian philosopher Anaximander proposed that mankind had sprung from an aquatic species of animal. He thought that humans, with their extended infancy, could not have survived otherwise.

    (via mudwerks)

     
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  13. wingsandfins:

    koalacanth:

     

    William Heath Robinson, from Bill the Minder, published 1912.  See more images from the book here.  Some of them are very Sendak-esque, like this one of a man’s top hat hosting some baby birds.

    (via mudwerks)

     
  14. dulltooldimbulb:

    HERE  Let’s get Shark Week over with RIGHT NOW!  Okay?  HERE


    VINTAGE SLEAZE THE BLOG TELLS A TRUE STORY FROM THE GLORY DAYS OF SMUT EVERY DAY!

     
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