sutured-infection:


Deformity apparatus: Chas. F. Stillman’s long bow-leg braces. 1893 medical supply catalogue.

sutured-infection:

Deformity apparatus: Chas. F. Stillman’s long bow-leg braces. 1893 medical supply catalogue.




invisiblestories:


Sometimes it seems that all of our inventions are designed to multiply the world.


Image: Reflection in two parallel plane mirrors: multiple images of an object placed between them. From El mundo físico, by A. Guillemin (1882) (via mondonoir)

invisiblestories:

Sometimes it seems that all of our inventions are designed to multiply the world.

Image: Reflection in two parallel plane mirrors: multiple images of an object placed between them. From El mundo físico, by A. Guillemin (1882) (via mondonoir)




oldbookillustrations:

Augusta turned her back to the judge, in order that he might examine what was written on it.
From Mr. Meeson’s will, by Henry Rider Haggard, London, 1888.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Augusta turned her back to the judge, in order that he might examine what was written on it.

From Mr. Meeson’s will, by Henry Rider Haggard, London, 1888.

(Source: archive.org)




Entführung, plate 9 of the Ein Handschuh (“A Glove”) series by Max Klinger, 1881
Via Wurzeltod

Entführung, plate 9 of the Ein Handschuh (“A Glove”) series by Max Klinger, 1881

Via Wurzeltod




oldbookillustrations:

Topaze, portrait painter.
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Topaze, portrait painter.

J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.

(Source: archive.org)




vacuii, beardbriarandrose:

Lewis Carroll, Rev. Thomas Childe Barker and his daughter, May 1864

vacuiibeardbriarandrose:

Lewis Carroll, Rev. Thomas Childe Barker and his daughter, May 1864




A photograph of Augustine Gleizes from Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris by Asti Hustvedt

Through hypnosis, Jean-Martin Charcot sparked off different states in his patients like catalepsy, lethargy or somnambulism, up to cause artificial spasms by rubbing flexors. This photography shows his patient, Augustine, in a state of lethargy. The back muscles and those of the thighs and legs are contracted by friction; the rigid body placed between two chairs was holding the pose for several minutes.

A photograph of Augustine Gleizes from Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris by Asti Hustvedt

Through hypnosis, Jean-Martin Charcot sparked off different states in his patients like catalepsy, lethargy or somnambulism, up to cause artificial spasms by rubbing flexors. This photography shows his patient, Augustine, in a state of lethargy. The back muscles and those of the thighs and legs are contracted by friction; the rigid body placed between two chairs was holding the pose for several minutes.




A Nun Surprising a Monk Kissing a Nun in a Church Interior by Richard Cosway, 1785-1800
Also

A Nun Surprising a Monk Kissing a Nun in a Church Interior by Richard Cosway, 1785-1800

Also




No. 13 by Pierre Louÿs, 1898 (From a “bullet album”) 

No. 13 by Pierre Louÿs, 1898 (From a “bullet album”) 




fleurdechair, fauxjoy:

Lewis Carroll

fleurdechairfauxjoy:

Lewis Carroll




lastdreamofjesus, autarque:

Étienne-Jules Marey, Falling Cat, 1894

lastdreamofjesusautarque:

Étienne-Jules MareyFalling Cat, 1894




Batwoman by Albert-Joseph Pénot, 1890

Batwoman by Albert-Joseph Pénot, 1890




Microscopic Images of a Fly by Anonymous, 1860s

Microscopic Images of a Fly by Anonymous, 1860s




todf, the-mad-curator:

German inventor Joseph Faber’s Talking Machine, known as “Euphonia,” was able to speak sentences in a human if monotone voice. It is “… a speech synthesizer. By pumping air with the bellows … and manipulating a series of plates, chambers, and other apparatus (including an artificial tongue … )”

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todfthe-mad-curator:

German inventor Joseph Faber’s Talking Machine, known as “Euphonia,” was able to speak sentences in a human if monotone voice. It is “… a speech synthesizer. By pumping air with the bellows … and manipulating a series of plates, chambers, and other apparatus (including an artificial tongue … )”

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Cheval blanc monté by Etienne Jules Marey, 1886

Cheval blanc monté by Etienne Jules Marey, 1886