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    mid century japanese print..

    Mid Century Modern 14 X 18 Original Acrylic

    Charles L. Rossing with his son, Bill, in his shoe repair shop | Unionville, Connecticut, early 1900's | photo from trecrowns

    Leaning Tower of Pisa: steps are so worn from centuries of visitors.

    Three siblings : Prince Albert, Princess Mary and Prince Edward. Early 1900s.

    Panel with a male figure grasping a tree; winged sun disc above. Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian

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    EARLY AMERICAN ADVERTISING: Rare and unusual early American advertising handbill titled "Whale Fishery," illustrated with vignettes of whalers at work. It was printed in the late 18th or early 19th century by Thomas Dobson of Philadelphia, who is best known for having published the first American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Trade-related engravings such as this one provided readymade broadside handbills to be imprinted with an individual vendor's name and advertisement.

    Mid Century Modern 16 X 20 Original Acrylic, Tiki

    The shoemaker (late 19th century)

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    More watercolor whales

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    How To Transport a Whale

    Cléopatra Diane de Mérode was the first woman to dance with a male partner in the Russian Ballet. She continued to dance until her early fifties and was very popular in her ancestral homeland of Austria, where she befriended the artist Gustav Klimt. Cléo de Mérode retired to Biarritz and died in 1966 at age 91 and is entombed at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

    early whaling harpoon

    A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves.

    There are only about 6,000 humpback whales left in the oceans. In the early 1900s whaling was very popular & over 60,000 whales were killed. Commercial whaling has been banned since the late 1950s, & currently whaling has been minimized significantly. Today the threats include accidental deaths by entanglement in fishing gear or collisions with ships.

    early scrimshaw whale's tooth with a whaling sailor's portrait

    19th Century Whaling Journal