1. oldbookillustrations:

    Custom house, Dublin.

    T. Creswick, from Ireland picturesque and romantic, by Leitch Ritchie, London, 1837.

    (Source: archive.org)

  2. Antarctica: Swedish South Polar Expedition 1901-04
    used Dec. 17 1906 from Punta Arenas to New York

    Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions

  3. Loading cod

    Arkhangelsk, formerly known as Archangel in English, is a city on the banks of the Northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea in the north of European Russia.

  5. lauramcphee:

    Women in Porthole, c1970 (Mary Ellen Mark)

    (via mudwerks)

  6. Paint-by-Numbers of a sailing ship
    Found in Ithaca; Antiques, Vintage, Unusual Objects

  7. International Paint Company Advertising Thermometer

    International Paint, an Akzo Nobel subsidiary, are makers of marine and protective coatings, and are headquartered in Gateshead, UK.

    In 1881, Charles Petrie, along with German brothers Max and Albert Holzapfel, founded the Holzapfel Compositions Company Ltd. in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, producing marine coatings for the local shipping industry. In 1904 the company moved to a larger factory in Felling-on-Tyne, where the 21st century headquarters are still located.

    By 1889, the company had expanded production to include overseas countries, such as Russia, Denmark, Italy and Germany, and in 1901 to the United States, where it was registered under the name International Paint Co Inc, in. New Jersey, with production in Brooklyn, New York.

    International Paint is now the leading brand name of the AkzoNobel Marine & Protective Coatings (M&PC) business unit. The company has approximately 5,500 employees, in more than 50 countries. +

  8. HANNES BOK (American, 1914-1964). fantasy landscape with figures; story illustration, 1936. Pen, ink, and water

    on Heritage Auctions

    Born Wayne Woodard, Hannes Bok was an illustrator, amateur astrologer, and writer of fantasy fiction and poetry. He painted over 100 covers for various science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction magazines, as well as contributing hundreds of black and white interior illustrations to such titles as Weird Tales, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Other Worlds, Super Science Stories, Imagination, Fantasy Fiction, Planet Stories, If, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Bok’s work also appeared in calendars and early fanzines and also dust jackets from specialty book publishers like Arkham House, Shasta, and Fantasy Press. His paintings are celebrated for their luminous quality, thanks to the use of a glazing process inspired by his artistic idol, Maxfield Parrish. Bok was the first artist to win the Hugo Award.

  9. lostsplendor:

    In the Navy: Postcard Portrait, Early 1900s (via)

    (via mudwerks)

  11. hoodoothatvoodoo:

    La Vie Parisienne


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  12. marshmallowsandbubbles:

    two’s better than one.

    (Source: galakospeculoos, via mudwerks)

  15. The Blue Lagoon (Universal International, 1949)
    Starring Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Noel Purcell, Susan Stranks, and Peter Jones. Directed by Frank Launder.

    View movie details on IMDB