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the-disney-elite:

Ah, what could’ve been…

Here’s some tangible evidence of Animal Kingdom’s never-built land, Beastly Kingdom.

From the top: The original Animal Kingdom logo featuring a dragon. The large dragon’s head that decorates one of the park’s ticket booths. The dragon rock/fountain, once seen on the Discovery River ride. The smoking (and occasionally fire-breathing) cave, ALSO once glimpsed on the Discovery River ride. The Animal Kingdom’s Unicorn Lot sign. A small, plastic dragon released as a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy to promote the park’s opening in 1998. The Happy Meal box containing the aforementioned toy.

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ourpresidents:

President Truman - Just Stopping By
On this day in 1947, President Harry S. Truman stopped by the U.S. Capitol unannounced.  According to the President’s appointment calendar for the day:

 ”White at the Capitol, the President visited the Senate Chamber, took his old seat, was recognized by the President of the Senate and made a brief impromptu speech.”

Addressing the senators around him, he said, “I get homesick for this seat.  I spent the best 10 years of my life in this seat.”
More - Search Truman’s White House Appointment Book from the Truman Library
Photo: Senator Harry S. Truman on the Capitol Steps, circa 1940.

ourpresidents:

President Truman - Just Stopping By

On this day in 1947, President Harry S. Truman stopped by the U.S. Capitol unannounced.  According to the President’s appointment calendar for the day:

 ”White at the Capitol, the President visited the Senate Chamber, took his old seat, was recognized by the President of the Senate and made a brief impromptu speech.”

Addressing the senators around him, he said, “I get homesick for this seat.  I spent the best 10 years of my life in this seat.”

More - Search Truman’s White House Appointment Book from the Truman Library

Photo: Senator Harry S. Truman on the Capitol Steps, circa 1940.

(via todaysdocument)

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houghtonlib:

Errard, J. (Jean),1554-1610. Instruments mathematiques mechaniques, 1584.

Typ 515.84.368

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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tetsuichi:

offireandwaves:

Buffet

Oh god these food illustrations.

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thekimonogallery:

"Just about anywhere in Japan you can find stylized manhole covers, each more beautiful and intricate than the next. For the past several years photographer S. Morita has traveled around Japan photographing artistic manhole covers.”

(Source: thisiscolossal.com, via tetsuichi)

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allthingseurope:

Tallinn, Estonia (by Konstantin Yolshin)

allthingseurope:

Tallinn, Estonia (by Konstantin Yolshin)

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centuriespast:

Anonymous, 19th century, Pittaluga, Italian         
Allegorical Statue, striding lady with lillies (Nymph of the Meadow),1900-1915        
White marble    
La Salle University Art Museum

centuriespast:

Anonymous, 19th century, Pittaluga, Italian         

Allegorical Statue, striding lady with lillies (Nymph of the Meadow),1900-1915        

White marble    

La Salle University Art Museum

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art-of-swords:

European Courtsword

  • Dated: late 19th century
  • Culture: Belgian
  • Measurements: 99.5 cm overall length in scabbard

The sword has an embellished and silvered hilt and counterguard, with a grip made of mother of pearl. It has a narrow, double-edged blade etched at the forte. It is presented with a black leather-covered scabbard with silvered mounts.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Auction Flex

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wtf-facts-blog:

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wtf-facts-blog:

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