18th Century Love

design-is-fine:

Sarah Stone, Malabar Shrike, 1782. Watercolor and gouache. Via Morgan Library

houghtonlib:

Phillips, C. [Stenography], vel Notis excipere or short-hand in a much more easy, exact, speedy, lineal, and ledgible method than any yet extant : manuscript, [ca. 1730].
MS Am 2320
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Phillips, C. [Stenography], vel Notis excipere or short-hand in a much more easy, exact, speedy, lineal, and ledgible method than any yet extant : manuscript, [ca. 1730].

MS Am 2320

Houghton Library, Harvard University

geisterseher:

Bibliothèque nationale de France. Jeu du Petit Oracle : [jeu de cartes, estampe] - 23 (1795-1799)

geisterseher:

Bibliothèque nationale de France. Jeu du Petit Oracle : [jeu de cartes, estampe] - 23 (1795-1799)

peashooter85:

A fine pair of flintlock pistols by Francesco Laratto of Brescia, Italy.  Barrel by Lazarino Cominazzo. Early 18th century.

peashooter85:

A fine pair of flintlock pistols by Francesco Laratto of Brescia, Italy.  Barrel by Lazarino Cominazzo. Early 18th century.

So Mount Vernon just posted this on their Facebook, credit goes to one of their Twitter followers for making it. But my flatmate and I just came up with a great scenario. 
Each Founding Father has their own planet. A la Little Prince. 
Monticello planet likes to exchange wine and plants whenever it goes by Mount Vernon planet.
Braintree planet is smaller and sometimes gets into orbit with Monticello planet.
"BRAINTREE IS NOT YOUR MOON JEFFERSON."

THEN MANHATTAN SHOWS UP.

"FUCK YOU HAMILTON. YOU’RE RUINING MY SEASONS. GEORGE. TELL HIM TO LEAVE HE’S KILLING MY CHIVES."
"What are you talking about Mr. Jefferson? Hamilton’s planet is so peaceful!"

So Mount Vernon just posted this on their Facebook, credit goes to one of their Twitter followers for making it. But my flatmate and I just came up with a great scenario.

Each Founding Father has their own planet. A la Little Prince.

Monticello planet likes to exchange wine and plants whenever it goes by Mount Vernon planet.

Braintree planet is smaller and sometimes gets into orbit with Monticello planet.

"BRAINTREE IS NOT YOUR MOON JEFFERSON."

THEN MANHATTAN SHOWS UP.

"FUCK YOU HAMILTON. YOU’RE RUINING MY SEASONS. GEORGE. TELL HIM TO LEAVE HE’S KILLING MY CHIVES."

"What are you talking about Mr. Jefferson? Hamilton’s planet is so peaceful!"

TODAY IN HISTORY

14 September 1812

The Fire of Moscow breaks out

magictransistor:

Henry Moore, Shelter sketch book drawings (Tube Shelter Perspectives), the London Underground, 1940-1941.

OFF TO MONTICELLO.

image

vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.
The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.
Source

vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.

The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.

Source

vivelareine:

A portrait of Louis XVI after Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, circa 1775-1800
[credit: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.]

vivelareine:

A portrait of Louis XVI after Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, circa 1775-1800

[credit: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.]