September102014
vaingloriousbitches:

Nyasha Matonhodze wearing Alexander McQueen photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan, November 2011

vaingloriousbitches:

Nyasha Matonhodze wearing Alexander McQueen photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan, November 2011

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dress gold 

August192014

beatonna:

artschoolglasses:

Military uniform detail

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November72012
yeoldefashion:

A pretty gold morning dress from either 1859 or 1860.

yeoldefashion:

A pretty gold morning dress from either 1859 or 1860.

November62012
adventures-of-the-blackgang:

Genius of Electricity, popularly known as Golden Boy; (detail from the cover)
OSLIN, George P.The Story of TelecommunicationsMacon, 1992, Mercer University Press

In October 1916 when both Western Union and AT&T were in Western Union’s 1875 building at 195 Broadway, a large gold-colored statue of a person with outstretched wings and an arm held high was erected on top of the building.  It was named Genius of Electricity.  Later AT&T renamed it the Spirit of Communications.
After spending almost a hundred years in Manhattan and New Jersey, in 2009 Golden Boy was moved to AT&T’s new headquarters in Dallas.

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications; from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

adventures-of-the-blackgang:

Genius of Electricity, popularly known as Golden Boy; (detail from the cover)

OSLIN, George P.
The Story of Telecommunications
Macon, 1992, Mercer University Press

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In October 1916 when both Western Union and AT&T were in Western Union’s 1875 building at 195 Broadway, a large gold-colored statue of a person with outstretched wings and an arm held high was erected on top of the building.  It was named Genius of Electricity.  Later AT&T renamed it the Spirit of Communications.

After spending almost a hundred years in Manhattan and New Jersey, in 2009 Golden Boy was moved to AT&T’s new headquarters in Dallas.

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications; from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

November32012

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November22012
fuckyeahregency:

yeoldefashion:

A very simple, yet quite elegant, evening dress made in Canada around 1810.

fuckyeahregency:

yeoldefashion:

A very simple, yet quite elegant, evening dress made in Canada around 1810.

October232012
centuriespast:

Object: OrnamentDating from: 600-500 B.C.Material:  Silver, Gold Size: 5.3 x 4.9 cmOrigin: Iran; Hammadan

centuriespast:

Object: Ornament
Dating from: 600-500 B.C.
Material:  Silver, Gold 
Size: 5.3 x 4.9 cm
Origin: Iran; Hammadan

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September242012
18thcentury:

Green TaraTibet, 18th century
A Buddhist goddess, Tara is the female counterpoint of Avalokiteshvara, constituted by light rays of compassion which emanate from this god. Like him, she is said to protect the devotee from the eight great physical perils, including fire, floods and the attacks from predatory animals and bandits.
Seated in a graceful “royal ease” posture on a double lotus, she holds in each hand a lotus. According to popular legend, Tara was born out of a lotus germinated from the tears of Avalokitesvara as he lamented the world’s sufferings. Her right hand exhibits the gesture of charity (varada)
(Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg, FL)

18thcentury:

Green Tara
Tibet, 18th century

A Buddhist goddess, Tara is the female counterpoint of Avalokiteshvara, constituted by light rays of compassion which emanate from this god. Like him, she is said to protect the devotee from the eight great physical perils, including fire, floods and the attacks from predatory animals and bandits.

Seated in a graceful “royal ease” posture on a double lotus, she holds in each hand a lotus. According to popular legend, Tara was born out of a lotus germinated from the tears of Avalokitesvara as he lamented the world’s sufferings. Her right hand exhibits the gesture of charity (varada)

(Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg, FL)

September72012
September22012
August312012
prawnmael:

omgthatartifact:

Teapot
Germany (Dresden), 1700-1725
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

woah. i could ride that teapot into battle AND to the ball.

prawnmael:

omgthatartifact:

Teapot

Germany (Dresden), 1700-1725

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

woah. i could ride that teapot into battle AND to the ball.

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August302012
yeoldefashion:

Another gold Regency era evening dress. This one is British and dates to 1818.

yeoldefashion:

Another gold Regency era evening dress. This one is British and dates to 1818.

April282012
April142012
fuckyeahregency:

yeoldefashion:

A 1797 gold striped overdress over a typical white regency dress shows the last remnants of the robe and petticoat mode of fashion that dominated the 18th century.

fuckyeahregency:

yeoldefashion:

A 1797 gold striped overdress over a typical white regency dress shows the last remnants of the robe and petticoat mode of fashion that dominated the 18th century.

April62012
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