cartulary:

browndresswithwhitedots:

Pocket globe from 1793.

Made by the Scottish John Miller and only three inches in diameter, this globe is mentioned in an article from Wired on the history of globes a few months ago.

cartulary:

browndresswithwhitedots:

Pocket globe from 1793.

Made by the Scottish John Miller and only three inches in diameter, this globe is mentioned in an article from Wired on the history of globes a few months ago.

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Treaty with Spain, 08/14/1834
Item from General Records of the United States Government. (03/04/1789 -)
Representatives of President Jackson and Spain’s 4-year old Queen Isabella II signed this treaty on February 17, 1834. It was ratified on August 14, 1834.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DyA4

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Treaty with Spain, 08/14/1834

Item from General Records of the United States Government. (03/04/1789 -)

Representatives of President Jackson and Spain’s 4-year old Queen Isabella II signed this treaty on February 17, 1834. It was ratified on August 14, 1834.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DyA4

archivalia:

Archives in art: Eduard von Grützner: Stadtarchiv in Hall in Tirol

archivalia:

Archives in art: Eduard von Grützner: Stadtarchiv in Hall in Tirol

intentandoseringeniero:

Arriba tenéis primera foto de un radar de tráfico en España.

Debajo tenéis a los Guardias Civiles en cuestión, equipados con ese maravilloso Seat 124 y un radar Multanova xD

Vía

fyeah-history:

NLW Penrice and Margam Deeds 106 front, c. 1205-1207
NLW Penrice and Margam Deeds 106, Seal: Man in armour and nasal helm with a shield with a boss holding a sword up in his right hand on a horse galloping to the right.

Image and description source: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales.

erikkwakkel:

The book that emerged from a bog after 1200 years

This is the remarkable story of a medieval book that spent 1200 years in the mud. Around 800 someone had a Book of Psalms made, a portable copy fitted with a leather satchel. The book consisted of sixty sheets of parchment that were carefully filled with handwritten words. Somehow the book ended up in a remote bog at Faddan More in north Tipperary, close to the town of Birr, Ireland. Dropped, perhaps, by the owner? Was he walking and reading at the same time? Did he himself also end up in the bog?

Fast-forward to 2006. Eddie Fogarty, the operator of a turf digger, noticed an object with faint lettering in the bucket of his machine (pic 1). There it was again, our Book of Psalms! At this point it resembled something from an Aliens movie (pic 2), but that changed quickly after it went to the restoration lab. Thanks to the conservation properties of turf, many pages were still intact, as was its leather satchel (pic 3), the only surviving specimen from this early period. Remarkably, among the damaged pages were some that had let go of the words: kept together merely by ink, the words were floating around by themselves - like some sort of medieval Scrabble (pic 4). It’s the most remarkable bookish survival story I know.

More on this phenomenal find in this news article and this one. Here is the bog and the machine that dug up the book More on the restoration process here. More about the papyrus found in the binding here. This is a nice movie on the book.

Un libro extraído del barro donde ha pasado los últimos 1200 años

livelymorgue:

A brief taut with mystery and suspense, in the paper of March 11, 1953: Gloria Teich, of Riverside Drive, seemed to think her vehicle was sinking as she tried to unlock it for an afternoon drive. “Astonished by the strange occurrence, she stood for a moment, staring. Sure enough, it was sinking slowly into the earth. By the time Mrs. Teich collected her wits sufficiently to attempt to drive the car away, it was too late.” The culprit was determined to be a water main leak, and the car was towed out of the hole by 4 p.m. Photo: George Alexanderson/The New York Times

historicaltimes:

Santa Fe diesel passenger locomotive crashes and hangs over Aliso St, Los Angeles Union Station Jan. 25, 1948
Yosomono:



Schmidt was directly in front of the locomotive when it ran out of track, ran over the steel bumper and started for him. The locomotive, moving at what trainmen said was “two or three miles an hour,” struck the light car in the side. Schmidt jammed it into low gear and, as hie said, “gunned her out of there.”

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/11/14/santa-fe-locomotive-goes-through-wall/

historicaltimes:

Santa Fe diesel passenger locomotive crashes and hangs over Aliso St, Los Angeles Union Station Jan. 25, 1948

Yosomono:

Schmidt was directly in front of the locomotive when it ran out of track, ran over the steel bumper and started for him. The locomotive, moving at what trainmen said was “two or three miles an hour,” struck the light car in the side. Schmidt jammed it into low gear and, as hie said, “gunned her out of there.”

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/11/14/santa-fe-locomotive-goes-through-wall/