Well I’ve been asked before, but not recently.
I track the History tag and that’s always a good show.
I’m fond of some lesser-known ones.
artofswords is cool.
So is TheCivilWarParlor
Curioushistory is neato
Justhistorythings is quite what it says on the tin
Most of the people I casually follow post some history stuff, so plenty of it comes from that.
(Fun fact: I follow a lot of cool history people but it shows up with my personal blog, recreationalcannibalism, as the follower alert. And then sometimes cool history people follow wtfhistory. And they probably don’t know I follow them, too. So I have some hardcore fangirl moments. HARDCORE. FANGIRL. MOMENTS.)
AYYY! I love Finland. The Finnish are some cool (cold, really) motherfuckers.
One of my best friends is Finnish. She’s really awesome. If you imply that Santa is from anywhere in the world but Finland, she’ll probably bare knuckle box you. It’s intense. I respect that.
They’re also one of the happiest countries in the world. They give out free postnatal care box kits when you have a baby.
There was also this one time when they kicked Russia’s ass because they came in on skis. That’s hardcore, I don’t care who you are. You ever tried to ski? I have. I wouldn’t try to do it armed, lemmejusttellyou. Especially not cross-country. Cross country skiers are not to be fucked with.
Anyway, long story short, the Finnish are cool. Finland is cool. Work it.
GUYS OH MY GODTHEY HAVE FOUND CLEOPATRA AND MARC ANTONY’S TOMB OH MY GOD WHY ISN’T ANYONE FLIPPING OUT OVER THIS THIS IS SO AMAZING SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THIS
ONE OF THOSE SKELETONS IS CLEOPATRA, CLEOPATRA VII
THIS IS MONUMENTAL SERIOUSLY I AM FREAKING OUT AMAZING
THAT DEAD BITCH PAYIN YA BILLS?
SMH THEY DEAD
FOR A COUPLE YEARS NOW TOO!
I didn’t even know they were sick.
(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Beautiful Mind), who had schizophrenia
Inspired by this post
john quincy adams was the first US president to grant a personal interview to a female reporter, and the only reason he allowed it was because the reporter (anne royall) caught him skinny dipping in the potomac, sat on his clothes, and refused to let him get dressed until he answered her questions and if you dont think that’s one of the coolest stories of early US society then idk what to tell you
talking about Rosie The Riveter, fun fact: while the We Can Do It picture has become the most-well known depiction of her in modern times, it wasn’t really a famous image when it was made
the most famous depiction of Rosie The Riveter during WWII was probably Norman Rockwell’s painting
note what she’s resting her foot on
1800s: Victorian women together
My favorite part is the looks they’re giving each other. They just look so adoring.
Afro-textured Art: Fros and Curls in Art History
This blog offers a historically artistic touch to sharing an appreciation for Afro-textured (aka natural hair) and curly hair and how these textures remained stylish and visible over thousands of years.
And special thanks to MedievalPoC for helping and inspiring me.
This is a great new blog on the tumblr art history scene!
Definitely follow if you love Medieval Coptic art, Ancient Art, or all the ways that artists through the ages have depicted beautiful, natural hair!
Hey Theodore Roosevelt, remember that time someone tried to assassinate you, but you just laughed and proceeded to give a 90-minute long speech with the bullet lodged in your lung, where it remained for the rest of your life? Or when you tore up your leg after being thrown into piranha-infested waters while exploring uncharted Brazil? Or all those times you broke your ribs from falling off horses while doing badass jumps? Or when you destroyed the sight in your left eye in a White House boxing match? Or that time you killed a cougar in a knife fight (seriously)? And how the only way death could finally get to you was in your sleep, in the early morning on January 6th in 1919. Here’s to TR as the infinite inspiration for pure, condensed badassery.
Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919
“Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight.”
All of our presidents combined can’t add up to how much of a badass he was.
TR Appreciation Post ‘12
Not to mention he was an attractive mother fucker.
shit got weird in the 50’s
Inuit children at boarding school. The sign on the wall behind them reads, “Please do not speak Eskimo.” (1914)
This reminds me of how whole sects of complex Inuktitut dialects were wiped out by Euro settlers. There were hundreds of different and diverse dialects in Canadian Inuktitut languages alone, and a chunk of that was wiped out during early 20th century. That language is already on the brink of collapse (only 35,000 or so now loosely speak it).
They also took away not just their language, but their surnames, and replaced them with ID-numbers. As if taking their children and capturing them into residential schools (where they were systematically gaslighted, sexually abused and experimented on the regular) wasn’t enough, an Inuit child’s name was legit changed to something like “Annie E7-121.”
"Aristotle believed that the testicles were weights connected to the vocal cords through blood vessels. As a boy reached puberty and started to produce sperm, his testicles descended, thus pulling on the vocal cords and causing his voice to deepen, because ‘science’ has worn many strange and fanciful masks over the centuries." — Kathy Benjamin
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to flunk their finals.