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Elegant Shahrefarang or peep box for viewing photos before the cinema age. The ancient motif of rampant sphinxes combine with western embellishments. Qajar Dynasty Golestan Palace. Tehran. e. 1800s

Mother and child

August Sander 1930, Group of Circus People

Ewald Redam (far left) was the principal athlete in a troupe of German strength performers who were active in the 20s. During WW I, Ewald, his Latvian life, Ludmilla, and two other athletes formed the Four Redams. The act was a great hit, even more remarkable because the women got as much attention for their strength feats as the men. In the 1930s, the group added two more strong women.

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Bone Dagger's from New Guinea at Maastricht - Tefaf

1920's pin up girl in bathing suit

Old school extreme sports at the top of the Empire State building.

Codex Runicus, a vellum manuscript from around 1300 AD containing one of the oldest and best preserved texts of the Scanian Law, written entirely in runes.

Viking runes

Viking craftsman lost all his equipment while he traveled across the lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools were found at the bottom of the former lake, whichhad turned into a bog. There are axes, hammers, tongs, files, rasps, whetstones among the 200 objects that were found in the chest. The funny thing is that the tools are at least 1000 years old but look like they could have been made today.

Ueno Hikoma, samouraï, portrait carte de visite, coll. Hubert Bidault. about 1860. One of the first photos of a samurai...

A sunny afternoon in London, 1925 What a fantastic photo

From a set of playing cards, ca. 1470–1485, South Netherlandish -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the 15th century. There are four suits, each consisting of a king, a queen, a knave, and ten pip cards. The suit symbols, based on equipment associated with the hunt, are hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and game nooses. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models.

All the signatures of Kings and Queens of England COOL

Decorated leather shoe found in a bog in Carrigallen, Co., Leitrim. Dated to the early middle ages. Photograph by Vlasta.