Richard Tennant Cooper
‘An unconscious naked man lying on a table being attacked by little demons armed with surgical instruments; symbolizing the effect of chloroform on the human body’, 1912
‘Diphtheria trying to steal a small child’, 1910
‘A sickly female invalid sits covered up on a balcony overlooking a beautiful view, death (a ghostly skeleton clenching a scythe and an hourglass) is standing next to her’, 1912
Happy Mardi Gras! We love these beautiful Krewe of Proteus float designs - from New Orleans Mardi Gras parades gone by. Shown here are designs from (top to bottom) 1895, 1902, 1904, 1927, 1936, and 1939. Each year’s floats reflected a different theme - 1895, for example, should be a favorite for any “Thor” fans out there, with its depiction of “Asgard and the Gods.”
Images from Tulane University’s "Carnival Collection," part of the Louisiana Research Collection.
Loving the cape through the seashell action in 1939. Very “birth of Aphrodite”.
The Birth and Triumph of Venus, about 1743, Francois Boucher. J. Paul Getty Museum.
“Quis contra nos?” (Claude Paradin, Devises heroïques, 1557)
- Imperial Russian Horse Guard Regiment officer’s tunic or ‘Koller’, circa 1900.
- Tsar Nicholas II’s officer uniform of Her Majesty Empress Maria Fyodorovna’s Cavalry Guards Regiment, circa 1900-1910.
- Officer’s uniform for a court ball worn by Tsar Nicholas II, circa 1900s.
- Uniform of Tsar Nicholas II in the form of an officer of the Life Guards Rifle Regiment of the imperial family, circa 1903.
- Imperial Russian military tunic, circa 1900.
- Model 1907 Imperial Russian WWI 2nd Lieutenant’s tunic of ‘Kittel’
Instruments for my ladies pleasure. Eighteenth century sex toys (wood). These are French made and date from the 1790’s.
A Mamluk nobleman from Aleppo, Syria, painted between 1816 and 1824 by William Page (source).
Horace Vernet. The Battle of Fontenoy (1828)
The Battle of Fontenoy was won by the French Army in 1745. An officer is kissing another young officer who just received the red ribbon of the Military Order of St. Louis (in his left hand).
The guys on the right in the background, though.