heckyesamericana:

ca. 1850s, [stereodaguerreotype portrait of a young lady, by W.L. Germon, housed in a case by John Stull of Philadelphia]

Unlike the more common Mascher case, Stull’s design has lenses integrated into the cover and folding hinges allowing the viewer to adjust the focus.  Portrait is under a mat stamped W.L. Germon, for Washington Lafayett Germon, a photographer active in Philadelphia 1848-1860, who also worked as an artist, engraver, and druggist during the same period.  There is no record of John Stull as a photographer, so it is not surprising to see the actual image done by Germon, whose studio was listed at 168 Chestnut in 1856, just four blocks east of the address on Stull’s case.

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cosmosontv:

Take the Cosmos Quest!
Students and teachers - Make COSMOS part of your learning experience. Download the study guide to Episode 6.

cosmosontv:

Take the Cosmos Quest!

Students and teachers - Make COSMOS part of your learning experience. Download the study guide to Episode 6.

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cosmosontv:

Take the Cosmos Quest!
Students and teachers - Make COSMOS part of your learning experience. Download the study guide to Episode 6.

cosmosontv:

Take the Cosmos Quest!

Students and teachers - Make COSMOS part of your learning experience. Download the study guide to Episode 6.

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newyorker:

A cartoon by Barbara Smaller. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1hqj6q6

newyorker:

A cartoon by Barbara Smaller. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1hqj6q6

Well to be fair to the kid, keeping track of nomadic migratioons of tribes with no historical records can be tough

Well to be fair to the kid, keeping track of nomadic migratioons of tribes with no historical records can be tough

De acordo com William Glasser (1925-2013), um importante psiquiatra norte-americano, a memória humana retém informação da forma que o esquema mostra. VIA

De acordo com William Glasser (1925-2013), um importante psiquiatra norte-americano, a memória humana retém informação da forma que o esquema mostra. 
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5 igrejas bizantinas

FIVE BYZANTINE CHURCHES

This film presents still and original moving footage of historically significant Byzantine churches in Greece. Set to the music of Byzantine hymns and chants, the film evokes the original context of many works of art in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections at the National Gallery of Art, October 6, 2013–March 2, 2014. Produced by the Department of Exhibition Programs at the National Gallery of Art. This film was made possible by the HRH Foundation.

 

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vinylespassion:

Zenith Extended Range High Fidelity, 1954.

vinylespassion:

Zenith Extended Range High Fidelity, 1954.

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Revista Cinéfilo, nº 29, Abril 1974.Via

Revista Cinéfilo, nº 29, Abril 1974.
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publius-esquire:

The book itself is nothing special, but I have to say this is probably my favorite cover of any history book I own. Like I want a poster of it.

publius-esquire:

The book itself is nothing special, but I have to say this is probably my favorite cover of any history book I own. Like I want a poster of it.