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Nothing positive he ever did in his life can ever count for anything considering the millions of innocent dead people. Shocking, I know.
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A look at medieval Hungarian castles :) ~S
Castle Building and Its Social Significance in Medieval Hungary
Canadian-American Review of Hungarian Studies: Vol. VI, No. 2, Fall (1979)
The history of Hungarian fortification and castle-building has been a subject of Hungarian historiography ever since the 1870s, when Bela Czobor wrote his pioneering study, “Hungary’s Medieval Castles.” Yet, neither the reasons, nor the social consequences of castle-building has really become a central research topic of Hungarian historians; and — despite the appearance of a number of significant works in the course of the past two decades — this relative lack of attention is still evident today. Most of the recent works — including those by the prolific “dean” of Hungarian fortification historians, Laszlo Gero — deal only with the architectural and artistic significance of Hungarian castles, and pay little attention to their social, economic and political significance…
Hungarian castles tho, man. Great stuff.
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I was doing research on Napoleon when I found it again
My favorite picture of him
“Try to beat me THIS time, Russia!!!”
I just laughed out loud at this for 5 minutes
Winter is coming.
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Vintage Appreciation Post
Vintage “Lady Friendships”
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Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible important, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.
The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”
So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.
There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.
In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.
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THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
Women also had the right to vote
Look what’s back!!
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if you ever worry that you’re weird, or taking it a bit far as a fangirl, remember that people in ancient Rome used to buy vials of their favorite gladiator’s sweat to wear as perfume. so like. at least its not a new thing.
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Obit of the Day: “The Godfather of Makeup”
Dick Smith was heading toward a career in dentistry until he picked up a copy of Paint, Powder, and Makeup at the Yale University bookstore. It changed his life forever.
For nearly sixty years, Mr. Smith became the pre-eminent makeup artist in television and film. Although the accolades don’t reflect his influence (only one Oscar and one other nomination), the techniques he developed became industry standards and he influenced an entire generation of makeup designers.
After a brief foray into film in the 1940s, Mr. Smith established himself while working at WNBC-TV in New York City. It was while there that he started experimenting with foam latex and layering which produced a much more realistic look than the traditional one-piece latex masks. The difference was obivous, even to actors. Sir Laurence Olivier, who was transformed into a leprosy victim by Mr. Smith, looked at himself in the dressing room mirror and said, “Dick, it does the acting for me.”
In 1967, he earned an Emmy for his makeup work on Mark Twain Tonight! which made Hal Holbrook into a near-perfect doppleganger of the famed American author.
The move to Hollywood began in full in 1970 when he designed the makeup for Little Big Man which protrayed Dustin Hoffman as a 121-year old man. Two years later he a created a more subtle aging process for the then-48-year-old Marlon Brando, who played Don Corleone in The Godfather. In 1973, he turned Linda Blair into a demon-possessed, green-eyed, face-torn monster.
But Mr. Smith earned not a single Academy Award nomination for this work. FInally in 1984 he shared an Academy Award with his protege Rick Baker (who would win seven Oscars), for their work on that year’s Best Picture, Amadeus. Again Mr. Smith created an astounding age illusion for Best Supporting Actor winner F. Murray Abraham. He earned his only other nomination in 1989 for his work on Dad starring Jack Lemmon.
In 2011, Mr. Smith was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Governor’s Award for his contribution to the field. Mr. Baker called him the “greatest makeup artist of all time.”
Dick Smith died on July 30, 2014 at the age of 92.
(Images: Dick Smith and Marlon Brando on the set of The Godfather, 1972, courtesy of empireonline.com; Dick Smith applying makeup to Linda Blair for The Exorcist, 1973, courtesy of dicksmithmake-up.com; Dick Smith applying makeup to F. Murray Abraham for the film Amadeus, 1984, courtesy of prosthetictransfermaterials.com)
Also relevant on Obit of the Day:
Stuart Freeborn - Designed Yoda
Jane Royle - Makeup artist on the 1st three Harry Potter films
Asked by Anonymous
The campaign is still up and people are still able to donate. They just “deleted” the comments
So basically all they’re doing is hiding the obvious racism involved, making it even harder for people to show how the existence of the fund is inherently bigoted in nature.
Amazing. Talk about pretending to work for one group while stabbing them in the back.
So fyi to everyone, find another crowd funding website to use!
#Ferguson #racism #gofundme #confirmed vermin
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We’ve been obsessed with this forever. Really.
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89-year-old Charlotte Despard speaks to an anti-fascist rally, Trafalgar Square, London, June 1933.
Charlotte Despard seems like she was a really cool lady. She was an anti-capitalist advocate for animal liberation, direct action, and Irish independence. She and Maude Gonne (an Irish nationalist) worked together to create the Women’s Prisoner’s Defence League, which helped support political prisoners such as Irish republicans. Despard was politically active well into her nineties (she died when she was ninety-five), and spoke at several anti-fascist rallies, like the one in the picture.