1. beckerrarebooks:

    These whimsical images come from the mind of Louis Crusius, a physician and artist who was born in Wisconsin and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  The Antikamnia Chemical Company used Crusius’ images in a series of calendars they published from 1897-1901, which they sent to physicians who could prove their medical standing.

    The company, whose name means “opposed to pain,” was known for manufacturing a patent medicine called Antikamnia tablets.  Like most patent medicines of the time, the ingredients in the tablets could have ill effects - the tablets contained acetanilide, which could cause cyanosis (a condition in which the skin becomes blood due to insufficient oxygen).

    (via bu2k)

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    (Source: anaimiaktion, via wombi)

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    19thcenturyswagger:

Samuel Decker was a Civil War veteran who built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. (source: http://ift.tt/1qXOd2V)

    19thcenturyswagger:

    Samuel Decker was a Civil War veteran who built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat.

    (source: http://ift.tt/1qXOd2V)

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    arsvitaest:

Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal, Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1868–69; painted cuir-ciselé panel inset on upper cover based on frontispiece by Félicien Rops for Les épaves.

    arsvitaest:

    Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal, Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 186869; painted cuir-ciselé panel inset on upper cover based on frontispiece by Félicien Rops for Les épaves.

    (via candlewaxandoldlace)

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    obscuruslupa:

caeric-arclight:

superdames:

saladinahmed:

1899 account of a “lady cyclist” who “used her fists in scientific fashion” on her harasser. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsQi252CIAAwvUJ.jpg

Noted for her athletic powers.

Lady Cyclist got no time for your crap.

Read the article, it’s amazing. LOL

    obscuruslupa:

    caeric-arclight:

    superdames:

    saladinahmed:

    1899 account of a “lady cyclist” who “used her fists in scientific fashion” on her harasser. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsQi252CIAAwvUJ.jpg

    Noted for her athletic powers.

    Lady Cyclist got no time for your crap.

    Read the article, it’s amazing. LOL

    (via incorrectapus)

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    paxmachina:

Nikola Tesla in his laboratory, 1899.

    paxmachina:

    Nikola Tesla in his laboratory, 1899.

    (Source: twitter.com, via 19thcenturyswagger)

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    19thcenturyswagger:

Lucien Gyutri in the form of a rooster, 1910 (source: http://ift.tt/1mMyBPB)

    19thcenturyswagger:

    Lucien Gyutri in the form of a rooster, 1910

    (source: http://ift.tt/1mMyBPB)

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    weirdvintage:

"Used for ten minutes twice a day, will produce a normal growth of hair where a vestige of follicle life exists."—Evans Vacuum Cap Co., 1904 (via Esquire)

    weirdvintage:

    "Used for ten minutes twice a day, will produce a normal growth of hair where a vestige of follicle life exists."—Evans Vacuum Cap Co., 1904 (via Esquire)

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    anunnaturalhistory:

Portrait of Dog and Monkey, c. 1910

    anunnaturalhistory:

    Portrait of Dog and Monkey, c. 1910

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    weirdvintage:

Did you ever see healthier illustrated babies?  Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup cabinet card, late 19th century (via Boston Public Library)

    weirdvintage:

    Did you ever see healthier illustrated babies?  Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup cabinet card, late 19th century (via Boston Public Library)

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