“Circa 1890, this is a gorgeous floral tiara, with old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds adorning the branches and leaves, and pear-shaped pearls forming the buds. It’s gold, and also has a detachable setting that can convert the piece to a brooch.”

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Timestamp: 1397890835


A Midsummer Night’s Dream - VIERI by Bibi van der Velden - baroque pearl pendant dark .

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Timestamp: 1397862045



The Art of Thief || Collectibles

"Garrett is something of a ‘magpie’ when it comes to spying Loot, so anything containing a precious gemstone or boasting an elaborate style would immediately catch his eye."

I’m gonna steal all that fancy shit. Yep.

Timestamp: 1397804429
Timestamp: 1397775646


ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier wearing a plaid shirt and a holstered pistol. He carries a large bedroll, a percussion rifle and a kepi with the letters “4 SLG” for the 4th Sumter Light Guards]

via Heritage Auctions

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Timestamp: 1397718040


ca. 1860s, [ambrotype portrait of two dogs at their kennel]

via I Photo Central, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works

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Timestamp: 1397689259




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Black soldiers have been portrayed or ignored by mainstream history. Yet, they have been at the center of every American military saga since Crispus Attacks drew the unfortunate distinction of being the first American killed in the Revolutionary War. This photo set tries to reverse that erasure. 

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Timestamp: 1397602856


  • Unidentified African American Soldier in Union Infantry Sergeant’s Uniform and Black Mourning Ribbon with Bayonet 

Quotes about black soldiers in the Civil War~

  • "The next hospital I enter will, I hope, be one for the colored regiments, as they seem to be proving their right to the admiration and kind offices of their white relations, who owe them so large a debt, a little of which I shall be so proud to pay."  —- Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little WomenHospital Sketches, 1863

    "Do you know that if it was not for the black men this war never would have been brought to a close with success to the Union, and the liberty of your race, if it had not been for the Negro.  I want you to understand that."  —-- Major Martin R. Delaney, African American recruiter and first black staff officer in the US military, 1865

    Date Created/Published: [between 1863 and 1865] Medium: 1 photograph : quarter-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 12.0 x 9.5 cm (case) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/civilwar/aasoldrs/

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Timestamp: 1397545235


via rrrick * wizardsblood:

 Rasputin paper doll

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Timestamp: 1397516446