Kusakabe Kimbei 日下部 金兵衛 (1841-1934)

Itinerant candy seller - Hand coloured albumen print - 1890s

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These whimsical images come from the mind of Louis Crusius, a physician and artist who was born in Wisconsin and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  The Antikamnia Chemical Company used Crusius’ images in a series of calendars they published from 1897-1901, which they sent to physicians who could prove their medical standing.

The company, whose name means “opposed to pain,” was known for manufacturing a patent medicine called Antikamnia tablets.  Like most patent medicines of the time, the ingredients in the tablets could have ill effects - the tablets contained acetanilide, which could cause cyanosis (a condition in which the skin becomes blood due to insufficient oxygen).

Even more Crusius: The Antikamnia Chemical Company post on BibliOdyssey.

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assuming shes average height. her boobs appear to be about 1/3 her torso and average torso of a female being 22.6” her boobs are about 7.5” long. a foot is 12 inches. theyre moving at 5,600ft aka 67200 inches a second. her boobs are flopping 8960 times a second.

8960 flops per second would result in the shockwaves from her breasts emitting an 8960 Hz tone, which is actually a very shrill noise within the range of human hearing. You can enter 8960 into this website to hear an audio sample of what her breast-tone would approximately sound like

Did all of you major in boob math

Boob math

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For National Red Rose Day we thought we’d make a fun gif of “a rose resuscitated.” Palingenesis is the act (or idea) of raising a plant from its own burned ashes. Athanasius Kircher was a believer and gave his method in Mundus Subterraneu, 1665. The method is also laid out with this illustration in Curiosities of Nature and Art in Husbandry and Gardening, 1707 by Abbé de Vallemont. 

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 A geisha plays the shamisen c.1880s

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"Women Sewing European Clothes" is a series of illustrations set in the Meiji era (late 1800s to early 1900s), when the Emperor decided Japan needed to Westernize almost overnight to become more competitive with other world powers.

(I might post more images from this time period as it’s really interesting to see the mix of Japanese and Western fashions: things like geisha with corseted dresses, men in hakama pants and bowler hats, etc.!)

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We’re going out swingin’. Hope you enjoyed some of our fashion week posts. Now back to our regularly scheduled randomness.

Illustration from Modes et manières d’aujourd’hui (1912)

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