Army of the Potomac

Rochester, Vermont in the Civil War

Apr 17

peashooter85:

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle formerly owned by Hunkpapa Lakota Chief Sitting Bull.  

The rifle was later bequeathed Dr. Nicholas Senn, personal physician to Sitting Bill in his later years.

Sold at Auction: $87,750 


Apr 15

booksnbuildings:

This is a farmer’s almanac, made on vellum in 1513, possibly from Scania.

Folded in its cover, it measures 5 x 5 cm, fully expanded it is 63 cm long. It contains pictures of the months, with chores typical for that. In circles next to the pictures, red lines mark the bright hours of the day, black ones dark. In addition, the calendar has an overview of the holidays and saint’s days for the whole year, each one marked with a little figure illustrating the commemorative day; e.g. a lion for the feastday of St. Mark.

It is kept in the National Library of Denmark

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Apr 14
centuriespast:

The Skating Season
Artist: Homer, Winslow
Object Date: 1862
Medium: Reproduction of a wood engraving on newsprint
Samek Art Gallery

centuriespast:

The Skating Season

Artist: Homer, Winslow

Object Date: 1862

Medium: Reproduction of a wood engraving on newsprint

Samek Art Gallery

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cardboardamerica:

Tonopah, Nevada
Located on U.S. Hiway #95. The Tonopah “Plaque” giving some early history at the famous old Mining Camp.

cardboardamerica:

Tonopah, Nevada

Located on U.S. Hiway #95. The Tonopah “Plaque” giving some early history at the famous old Mining Camp.

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crazyredcoat:

This map is showing battles of American Revolutionary War.

crazyredcoat:

This map is showing battles of American Revolutionary War.

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Apr 13
magictransistor:

Henri Lachambre’s Hot Air Balloon (color lithograph), Paris, France, between 1880 and 1900.

magictransistor:

Henri Lachambre’s Hot Air Balloon (color lithograph), Paris, France, between 1880 and 1900.

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enchantedsleeper:

Joan of Arc’s Death at the Stake, Hermann Anton Stilke

enchantedsleeper:

Joan of Arc’s Death at the Stake, Hermann Anton Stilke

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littlepennydreadful:

Theda Bara, 1919

littlepennydreadful:

Theda Bara, 1919

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Apr 12

peashooter85:

A silver mounted half stock percussion muzzleloading rifle, mid 19th century.


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