April 15, 2014
centuriespast:

Self-Portrait, 1792
Marie-Geneviève Bouliar
French, 1763-1825Oil on canvas21-7/8 x 18-1/8 in. (55.5 x 46 cm)Norton Simon Art Foundation

centuriespast:

Self-Portrait, 1792

Marie-Geneviève Bouliar

French, 1763-1825
Oil on canvas
21-7/8 x 18-1/8 in. (55.5 x 46 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

April 14, 2014
thecivilwarparlor:

Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, 1824-1886
Hancock’s reputation as a war hero at Gettysburg, combined with his rare status as a prominent figure with impeccable Unionist credentials and pro-states’ rights views, made him a quadrennial presidential possibility in the years after the Civil War. His noted integrity was a counterpoint to the corruption of the era, for as President Rutherford B. Hayes said, 
… “If, when we make up our estimate of a public man, conspicuous both as a soldier and in civil life, we are to think first and chiefly of his manhood, his integrity, his purity, his singleness of purpose, and his unselfish devotion to duty, we can truthfully say of Hancock that he was through and through pure gold.”     
This nationwide popularity led the Democrats to nominate him for President in 1880. Although he ran a strong campaign, Hancock was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield.
Tucker, Glenn. Hancock the Superb. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1960
Jordan, David M. Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier’s Life. Bloomfield: Indiana University Press, 1988
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

thecivilwarparlor:

Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, 1824-1886

Hancock’s reputation as a war hero at Gettysburg, combined with his rare status as a prominent figure with impeccable Unionist credentials and pro-states’ rights views, made him a quadrennial presidential possibility in the years after the Civil War. His noted integrity was a counterpoint to the corruption of the era, for as President Rutherford B. Hayes said, 

… “If, when we make up our estimate of a public man, conspicuous both as a soldier and in civil life, we are to think first and chiefly of his manhood, his integrity, his purity, his singleness of purpose, and his unselfish devotion to duty, we can truthfully say of Hancock that he was through and through pure gold.”     

This nationwide popularity led the Democrats to nominate him for President in 1880. Although he ran a strong campaign, Hancock was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield.

Tucker, Glenn. Hancock the Superb. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1960

Jordan, David M. Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier’s Life. Bloomfield: Indiana University Press, 1988

  • Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

April 14, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Alabaster stele of Ushamgal 
Sumerian, early dynastic, 2900-2700 BC. 
Found (probably) in Umma 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Alabaster stele of Ushamgal 

Sumerian, early dynastic, 2900-2700 BC. 

Found (probably) in Umma 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

(via allmesopotamia)

April 13, 2014
allthingseurope:

Rjómafoss, Iceland (by Óli.)

allthingseurope:

Rjómafoss, Iceland (by Óli.)

April 13, 2014
breakingnews:

Forest fire burns through neighborhoods in Valparaiso, Chile
Reuters: A forest fire burned more than 100 homes in Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday. The fire, which prompted a red alert for the area, forced thousands of residents to evacuate. 
People reported minor injuries and residents were treated for smoke inhalation as the fire burned through the port city.
Photo: Houses go up in flames during a fire in Valparaiso about 70 miles west of Santiago, Chile, on April 12, 2014. (AFP – Getty Images)

breakingnews:

Forest fire burns through neighborhoods in Valparaiso, Chile

ReutersA forest fire burned more than 100 homes in Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday. The fire, which prompted a red alert for the area, forced thousands of residents to evacuate. 

People reported minor injuries and residents were treated for smoke inhalation as the fire burned through the port city.

Photo: Houses go up in flames during a fire in Valparaiso about 70 miles west of Santiago, Chile, on April 12, 2014. (AFP – Getty Images)

April 13, 2014

huffingtonpost:

These photos of 90’s New york will make you feel old. See more photos here.

(By Gregoire Alessandrini)

April 13, 2014
guardian:

One killed as Ukrainian forces launch ‘anti-terrorist’ operation
One Ukrainian state security officer has been killed and five others wounded in an “anti-terrorist” operation on Sunday against pro-Russian separatist militants in a city in the east, the interior minister said.
On the side of the separatists there had been an “unidentifiable number” of casualties during the operation in the town of Slaviansk, the minister, Arsen Avakov, said on his Facebook page. ”There were dead and wounded on both sides,” Avakov said. Full story

guardian:

One killed as Ukrainian forces launch ‘anti-terrorist’ operation

One Ukrainian state security officer has been killed and five others wounded in an “anti-terrorist” operation on Sunday against pro-Russian separatist militants in a city in the east, the interior minister said.

On the side of the separatists there had been an “unidentifiable number” of casualties during the operation in the town of Slaviansk, the minister, Arsen Avakov, said on his Facebook page. ”There were dead and wounded on both sides,” Avakov said. Full story

(Source: theguardian.com)

April 13, 2014
allthingseurope:

Winkworth Arboretum, England (by Tim Stocker)

allthingseurope:

Winkworth Arboretum, England (by Tim Stocker)

April 13, 2014
huffingtonpost:

Hiccup! 

huffingtonpost:

Hiccup! 

April 13, 2014
How Your Location Data Is Being Used to Predict the Events You Will Want to Attend | MIT Technology Review

(Source: emergentfutures, via npr)