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wapiti3:

Natural history of turtles: By Schopf, Johann David Keller, Johann Christoph, Nussbiegel, Johann, Volckart, Johann Friedrich Wunder, Friedrich Wilhelm„no on Flickr.

Publication info Erlangen: Bey Johann Jakob Palm, 1792 [-1801],ms
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses.

Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
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This is the type of violence, from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide, that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved. 

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stevemccurrystudios:

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.  
- Japanese Proverb

We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling

Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014

https://twitter.com/McCurryStudios

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uncertaintimes:

Incense Burner (“Koro”) in Form of a Dog, ca. 1750-1800 (Edo)
The Walters

uncertaintimes:

Incense Burner (“Koro”) in Form of a Dog, ca. 1750-1800 (Edo)

The Walters

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thegetty:

We went to the moon in 1969.

But humans have been looking at and recording Earth’s moon for centuries and centuries.

The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars,about 1250-1260, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Two Diagrams with the Sun and the Moon, after 1277, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Mantel Clock, about 1790-1800, Movement by Nicolas-Alexandre Folin; enamel plaques by Georges-Arien Merlet. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Moon Landscape, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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musescunt:

 ‘The Dreadful Story about Harriet and the Matches' from Der Struwwelpeter (1845) a popular German children’s book by Heinrich Hoffmann.
 

musescunt:

 The Dreadful Story about Harriet and the Matches' from Der Struwwelpeter (1845) a popular German children’s book by Heinrich Hoffmann.

 

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