Ptolemy of Alexandria, Sibylla Ptolomaein and the Gypsy Calanders
(The gypsy lady astrologer from Alexandria in Egypt, Sibylla Ptolomaein, shows the tools of her trade, including celestial globe and sextant, and its products: a nativity chart (also known as horoscope) and symbols commonly used in astrological calendars)
© Stadtverwaltung Altenburg, Stadtarchiv Historische Haus- und Schreibkalender
The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
The undersea ‘Realm of Glass’ set from The Thief of Bagdad (1924, dir. Raoul Walsh) Art direction by William Cameron Menzies. (via)
Soccer team of British soldiers with gas masks, somewhere in Northern France during World War I, 1916 (via Retronaut)
Preparing a “Living Picture:” a model is assisted by a stylist as she seats herself amidst a wall of foliage , ca 1900 .
The Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) in Tivoli, Italy.
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Musiksammlung; Mus. Hs. 15497; fol. 69v. Missal. Flanders, beginning of the 16th century
The Wreck of ‘The Mildred’, April, 1912