A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland

The world’s first pregnant Egyptian mummy has been discovered in Warsaw by a team of Polish scientists using radiological scanning. The mummy, which dates back to the 1st century BC, was transported to Poland in the early 1800s, and is currently in the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. The 2,000-year-old mummy was initiallyContinue reading “A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland”

30 Awful Album Covers Volume 8

Art is a strange creature. Ever mutating, evolving, and forever changing. Often the most obvious is overlooked. Often the over-looked is the most obvious in how we view the world around us. Often that which is overlooked is over shadowed by a more imposing medium. We identify so much with what we listen to andContinue reading “30 Awful Album Covers Volume 8”

Alice Cooper and His Monster Family Hanging Out by the Pool at His Home in Los Angeles, 1975

American rock star Alice Cooper at his home with his girlfriend wearing a mask imitating The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the low-budget film which was re-released in 1975. The photographs were taken by Terry O’Neill in August 1975. The house burned down later that month, while he was away in New York. The womanContinue reading “Alice Cooper and His Monster Family Hanging Out by the Pool at His Home in Los Angeles, 1975”

“Blow in Her Face and She’ll Follow You Anywhere” – Tipalet Ad, 1969

This advertisement in particular was for cigarettes which was first issued in 1969 by Tipalet Cigarette Company. It pictures two attractive and young models, one male and one female. The woman meets the Western beauty standard, she has glowing tan skin, long lashes, doe eyes, long black eyelashes, full lips, white teeth, and has onContinue reading ““Blow in Her Face and She’ll Follow You Anywhere” – Tipalet Ad, 1969”

The Radium Girls: The Living Dead Women in the 1920s

The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. From 1917 to 1926, U.S. Radium Corporation, originally called the Radium Luminous Material Corporation, was engaged in the extraction and purification of radium from carnotite ore to produce luminous paints, which were marketed under the brand nameContinue reading “The Radium Girls: The Living Dead Women in the 1920s”

One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Paris in the 19th Century was The Paris Morgue

Today, Parisians and tourists from around the world flock to visit the dozens of magnificent monuments and museums housed by the capital, in search of the legend of the Eiffel Tower, the richness of the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, or the art of living of covered passages. But there are more than a century,Continue reading “One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Paris in the 19th Century was The Paris Morgue”

30 Awful Album Covers Volume 7

Art is a strange creature. Ever mutating, evolving, and forever changing. Often the most obvious is overlooked. Often the over-looked is the most obvious in how we view the world around us. Often that which is overlooked is over shadowed by a more imposing medium. We identify so much with what we listen to andContinue reading “30 Awful Album Covers Volume 7”

M. Trilety’s Nose Shaper Model 25, a Wacky Beauty Treatment Used for Shaping and Correcting the Nose From the 1920s

The 20th century has seen a huge upsurge in the importance placed by Western society on physical beauty, particularly for women. The fashion, cosmetics and plastic surgery industries have thrived on 20th century preoccupation with physical appearance. It is a preoccupation that affects women in every sphere, whether they choose to pander to it orContinue reading “M. Trilety’s Nose Shaper Model 25, a Wacky Beauty Treatment Used for Shaping and Correcting the Nose From the 1920s”

Las Tapadas Limenas: 17 Amazing Photos Of The Hidden Women of Lima Who Veiled Everything But One Eye in the 19th Century

Images of people in typical local costume and vocations were among the standard offerings of any 19th century photographic studio. Many such themes are found in the cartes-de-visite produced in Peru during the 1860s, but by far the most important of these types was the tapada, the veiled one. The costume and manner of theContinue reading “Las Tapadas Limenas: 17 Amazing Photos Of The Hidden Women of Lima Who Veiled Everything But One Eye in the 19th Century”