sixpenceee:

You probably have heard of post-mortem Victorian photography, but did you also know that Victorians combined images from multiple negatives to create portraits known as "Headless Photographs."

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antique-royals:

The Countess of Castiglione 

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ancientpanoply:

Winged greek Phrygian helm, from 400 bc.

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artofswords:

#Swords #Schwerter #Spadas #Espada

19th Century Italian Falchion

Editor’s Note: Below provided directly as translated by Google Translate from the original Italian text.

Wide slightly curved blade with a wire and short controfilo hollow, richly ornamented at the base, carved, engraved, pierced and gilded double-headed eagle crowned with vegetal elements between laying down the back of a twisted band, pierced and gilded; iron hilt and silver partially gilt, with solid containing a mask of leaves; quillons and guard terminating in a lion’s head pommel in silver with large lion head finely engraved. Wooden scabbard covered with green velvet (worn) with fine silver mounts engraved and gilded; the hood with lion’s head between branches and flowers, the central belt with floral motifs, even the tip with a lion’s head, branches and flowers, the back side engraved leaves. Two bells.

Length 75 cm

Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/988/19th-century-italian-falchion#ixzz3Eaok85Dc

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vintagebinger:

Traditional post office boxes still in use in Fultonville, New York.

vintagebinger:

Traditional post office boxes still in use in Fultonville, New York.

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wliabl:

Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Egypt 
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Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Egypt 

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art-of-swords:

Bronze Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Medium: bronze
  • Measurements: overall length 23 cm

The handle of the dagger is ornate with a skeleton around which a snake is coiled.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

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steampunktendencies:

Vampire Hunter Kit

"Cased vampire killing kit, in a rosewood and ebony case with inlaid silver stringing and mother-of-pearl inlaid plaque. Contents include a black powder percussion 2-barrel pistol, a powder horn and bullet mold, bone handled dagger with crucifix, three small crucifixes, mallet and two wooden stakes, book of common prayer, two small framed portraits of Jesus, holy water and four glass vials with crystals. 4"H x 16"W x 9.75"D, Circa - 19th C". [Propnomicon]

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