refurbthecat:

Nap Time, Best Time

23/9/2014 . 54 notes . Reblog
motherinferior:

“More weight.”
-The last recorded words of Giles Corey, as he was being pressed to death, the result of him refusing to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty for the crime of witchcraft. 

motherinferior:

More weight.”

-The last recorded words of Giles Corey, as he was being pressed to death, the result of him refusing to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty for the crime of witchcraft. 

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fuckyeahtattoos:

So I have this medical condition called Alopecia that caused me to lose all of my hair.  I thought I’d make the best out of a bad situation and turn my head into a work of art. :)
Done by Abe at Tinta Cantina in Albuquerque, NM :)

fuckyeahtattoos:

So I have this medical condition called Alopecia that caused me to lose all of my hair.  I thought I’d make the best out of a bad situation and turn my head into a work of art. :)

Done by Abe at Tinta Cantina in Albuquerque, NM :)

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thecivilwarparlor:

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson- A Name Lost To History-
Civil War Era- Orator, Abolitionist, Women’s Advocate, Author, Playwright And Actress
 First woman to speak before the United States Congress
 First white woman on record to climb Colorado’s Longs Peak in 1873.
One newsman wrote that she “could hold her audience spellbound for as much as two hours.  She gave the impression of being under some magical control.” Averaging a speech every other day, she earned as much as twenty thousand dollars annually – an amazing amount for that era.
In 1861 she held a position at the U.S. mint in Philadelphia, but she was fired for publicly accusing General George B. McClellan of treason in the loss of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. Thereafter she devoted herself to the speaker’s platform.
She addressed venereal disease in a lecture titled “Between Us Be Truth” and spoke on polygamy in “Whited Sepulchers.”  Her most popular talk was about Joan of Arc, and some people referred to her as the “Civil War’s Joan of Arc.”  She also published several books, the most radical of which was a novel sympathetic to interracial marriage, What Answer? (1868).
By 1891, showed such signs of paranoia that she was involuntarily committed to a Pennsylvania hospital for the insane.  She filed lawsuits upon her release, was adjudicated sane, and recovered damages from newspapers – but the experience shook her self-confidence and ended her career. Fame arguably had come too easily, too early in her life.  Although she was a genuine celebrity and an asset to the Union in the Civil War, Anna Dickinson lived the next forty years in the households of friends, unnoticed and unwanted by the public.  She died just days before her ninetieth birthday.
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/anna-dickinson/
Colorized photo by Stacey Palmer thecivilwarparlor tumblr.com
Digital ID: (digital file from original neg.) cwpbh 02348 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpbh.02348
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Elizabeth_Dickinson
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA  Brady-Handy Collection

thecivilwarparlor:

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson- A Name Lost To History-

Civil War Era- Orator, Abolitionist, Women’s Advocate, Author, Playwright And Actress

  •  First woman to speak before the United States Congress
  •  First white woman on record to climb Colorado’s Longs Peak in 1873.

One newsman wrote that she “could hold her audience spellbound for as much as two hours.  She gave the impression of being under some magical control.” Averaging a speech every other day, she earned as much as twenty thousand dollars annually – an amazing amount for that era.

In 1861 she held a position at the U.S. mint in Philadelphia, but she was fired for publicly accusing General George B. McClellan of treason in the loss of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. Thereafter she devoted herself to the speaker’s platform.

She addressed venereal disease in a lecture titled “Between Us Be Truth” and spoke on polygamy in “Whited Sepulchers.”  Her most popular talk was about Joan of Arc, and some people referred to her as the “Civil War’s Joan of Arc.”  She also published several books, the most radical of which was a novel sympathetic to interracial marriage, What Answer? (1868).

By 1891, showed such signs of paranoia that she was involuntarily committed to a Pennsylvania hospital for the insane.  She filed lawsuits upon her release, was adjudicated sane, and recovered damages from newspapers – but the experience shook her self-confidence and ended her career. Fame arguably had come too easily, too early in her life.  Although she was a genuine celebrity and an asset to the Union in the Civil War, Anna Dickinson lived the next forty years in the households of friends, unnoticed and unwanted by the public.  She died just days before her ninetieth birthday.

http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/anna-dickinson/

Colorized photo by Stacey Palmer thecivilwarparlor tumblr.com

21/9/2014 . 85 notes . Reblog
4gifs:

Keep on truckin’. [video]

4gifs:

Keep on truckin’. [video]

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Live-action reference for Sleeping Beauty

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