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melancholyway:


John Dickson Batten (1860-1932)Beauty and the Beast, 1904

melancholyway:

John Dickson Batten (1860-1932)
Beauty and the Beast, 1904

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classicanastasiaswan:

Русский балет XX века. Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова и Михаил Михайлович Мордкин.
Russian ballet of the XX century. Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova and Mikhail Mikhailovich Mordkin.
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classicanastasiaswan:

Русский балет XX века. Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова и Михаил Михайлович Мордкин.

Russian ballet of the XX century. Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova and Mikhail Mikhailovich Mordkin.

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katlynlacoste:

Indian Arm BC Canada. Elite Profoto Images

katlynlacoste:

Indian Arm BC Canada. Elite Profoto Images

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unexplained-events:

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Frances Glessner Lee, a millionaire heiress, revolutionized the study of forensics and crime scene investigation. She believed that crimes could be solved by a detailed analysis of visual and material evidence.

She used newspaper reports, and interviews with policemen and morgue workers to create miniture crime scenes(which were extremely detailed) such as suicides, accidental deaths, accidents as homicides and homicide, potentially, as suicides. Of the twenty she made, eighteen have survived and of those eighteen, eleven show violent deaths of women. Everything from the wallpaper to the presence of alcohol and drugs was added to the miniture crime scenes.

This helped investigators train to identify crimes and clues found at crime scenes and left a big mark on the field as we know it today. They were also used in Harvard Associates in Police Science (HAPS) seminars. She called them nutshell cases, a name that was inspired by a detective who told her this:

As the investigator, you must bear in mind that there is a two-fold responsibility—to clear the innocent as well as expose the guilty. Seek only the facts—Find the truth in a Nutshell.

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rococo2earlymodern:

Bodice (stomacher)

Date: mid-18th century
Culture: American
Medium: silk
Dimensions: 12 x 8 in. (30.48 x 20.32 cm)
The Met

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anitanh:

The Language of Flowers: An Alphabet of Floral Emblems (1857). Found in the Internet Archive by AnitaNH

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