dichotomized:

Trepanation, or trepanning, is a procedure where sharp instruments were used to bore holes through the skull. It is the oldest surgery know to man. It was practised as early as 10,000 B.C. and was commonly used to treat head-related illnesses both mental and physical. Trepanning was performed without anaesthesia, so that the patient was awake during the procedure. Trepanning was practised well into the 18th century.

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bam-bie:

hand made house

bam-bie:

hand made house

gdfalksen:

Afternoon dress ca. 1897. Silk brocade, velvet, chiffon. Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in the Julian area and one of the founders of Banner, California.

gdfalksen:

Afternoon dress ca. 1897. Silk brocade, velvet, chiffon. Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in the Julian area and one of the founders of Banner, California.

(Source: cimetiere-chanson, via julia-loves-bette-davis)

peashooter85:

Cane with hidden revolver and dagger, Germany circa 1880.

(Source: eaukce.antiques-auctions.eu)

vulgariumfragmenta:

Lucrezia Borgia’s hair reliquary (presso Pinacoteca Ambrosiana)

vulgariumfragmenta:

Lucrezia Borgia’s hair reliquary (presso Pinacoteca Ambrosiana)

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diamondsinthelibrary:

How incredible are the details on this beauty?? It’s an Art Deco engagement ring by J.E. Caldwell with a 2.03 carat old European cut diamond. Circa 1920. See more antique engagement rings: http://diamondsinthelibrary.com/ring-roundup-more-art-deco-engagement-rings/

diamondsinthelibrary:

How incredible are the details on this beauty?? It’s an Art Deco engagement ring by J.E. Caldwell with a 2.03 carat old European cut diamond. Circa 1920. See more antique engagement rings: http://diamondsinthelibrary.com/ring-roundup-more-art-deco-engagement-rings/

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