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Circus, Sideshow & Cabinet of Curiosities

Bone Dagger's from New Guinea at Maastricht - Tefaf

Victorian Odin

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.

La Sousa Clown Band at Luna Park, 1909 by Seattle Municipal Archives

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

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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.

Cycling ensemble ca. 1898 via The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Gold ring, the bezel enamelled with a skull and the inscription + NOSSE TE. YPSUM (Know yourself) and 'Dye to lyve', England ca. 1550-1600.

100 Years Calendar

35,000-year-old flute, the oldest instrument known, found in the Ach Valley of southern Germany, the nearly intact five-hole flute was meticulously carved with stone tools from the hollow wing-bone of a giant vulture

Unearthed in a French field in 1897, this Celtic calendar uses Roman numerals and Gaulish words and has holes to hold pegs allowing the tracking of days. It was far more sophisticated than the time keeping system of the Roman conquerors.