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Knight’s Armor Italy (likely Milan) ca. 1565. Steel and copper alloy with gilding, leather, and textile

the-wicked-knight: “ Knight’s Armor Italy (likely Milan) ca. Steel and copper alloy with gilding, leather, and textile Milanese craftsmen were considered the top armor fabricators of Europe. The armor on the horse weighs 98 lbs. and the rider’s.

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Mona Lisa is in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Why is Mona Lisa in Paris? History of Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci. More information on Mona Lisa.

16 December 1497, Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the first European to sail the Indian Ocean.  Depicted below is a rather fanciful imagination (1880) by Ernesto Casanova of Vasco da Gama’s ships at sea with the antique gods watching from above, an illustration of the Portuguese national epic “Os Lusíadas” by Luís de Camões, written in honour of the great sailor, explorer, pirate and colonialist.   #history   #europeanhistory   #ageofexploration   #ageofsail

16 December Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the…

A sketch of historic Christ Church in Oxford, UK, by Park Sunga. Did you know that Christ Church's interior inspired some of the set design in the Harry Potter films?

Tom Gate, Christ Church, Oxford, UK Watercolor by Park Sunga Liking the semi-finished aspect of this painting, changing how the eye perceives detail and attention.

1962 cost of living.

1962 Cost of Living ~ this is the year my brother was born! This was the year my parents got married.

Most kitchens had a match holder/dispenser! Most gas stoves did not have a pilot-light; so a match was needed to "light" the cook stove and space heater. Matches were also used as deodorizes in the bathroom!

Vintage matchbox holder/ We always had one of these by our cook stove as a girl. Because if the stove was to light, we had to strike a match first/

Was anybody a Candy Striper in a hospital?

Candy Stripers - teen volunteers at hospitals. I was a candy striper at the UW Hospital in Seattle.

These tasted just like orange candy....but I loved the beautiful little bottle too...lol!! ..b♡

years of taking orange flavored baby aspirins during childhood illnesses. Is it any wonder why I hate orange-flavored food items and beverages that cause a gag reflex.

TV test pattern  - When Network feed was lost and at midnight when the station went off the air for the night.

TV test pattern at the end of the broadcast day - no all night tv in those days. I remember this SO WELL!

I remember these..

We wore black lyle stockings for school in Orange & always with a garter belt. Going out we wore clear nylon stockings & we used clear nail polish to stop a run. Pantyhose had just come to be the norm when I started work in

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