aacalibrary:

Indianapolis 500 photos. top to bottom - 1911, 1911, 1912, 1913

nyhistory:

August 14, 1945: President Truman announced Japan’s unconditional surrender, ending World War II.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph. [Troopship returns], 1945. New-York Historical Society.

SO. MANY. SAILORS.

nyhistory:

August 14, 1945: President Truman announced Japan’s unconditional surrender, ending World War II.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph. [Troopship returns], 1945. New-York Historical Society.

SO. MANY. SAILORS.

oupacademic:

After a hard day chasing mice, Gati is looking forward to kicking back and reading Women and the Vote, by Jad Adams.
Do you have any scholarly pets? Join the Oxford menagerie and tag your pictures of pets with our books with #OUP Animals.

And if the book is from our library, tag us too!

oupacademic:

After a hard day chasing mice, Gati is looking forward to kicking back and reading Women and the Vote, by Jad Adams.

Do you have any scholarly pets? Join the Oxford menagerie and tag your pictures of pets with our books with #OUP Animals.

And if the book is from our library, tag us too!

engineeringhistory:

Michael Faraday’s induction ring, used in experiments that led to the discovery of electromagnetic induction on August 29th, 1831. Faraday wrapped two wires around opposite sides of an iron ring, inserting one into a galvanometer and the other into a battery. He observed “waves of electricity” resulting from the change in magnetic flux.

engineeringhistory:

Michael Faraday’s induction ring, used in experiments that led to the discovery of electromagnetic induction on August 29th, 1831. Faraday wrapped two wires around opposite sides of an iron ring, inserting one into a galvanometer and the other into a battery. He observed “waves of electricity” resulting from the change in magnetic flux.

workman:

hedendom:

Galdrakver (‘Little Book Of Magic’)

The ‘Little Book Of Magic’ is a seventeenth-century Icelandic manuscript, written on animal skin and containing magical staves, sigils, prayers, charms and related texts.

It is known to have once been owned by Icelandic Bishop Hannes Finnson who was alive from 1739 until 1796 and known for having a vast library containing many volumes of magic related texts and manuscripts.

Full manuscript here.

(via vintagegal)

gov-info:

(via sayheyala)

ajcphotovault:

Take Piedmont Avenue into the past
1958 - Broadview Plaza Shopping Center
One of Atlanta’s major thoroughfares, Piedmont Avenue has changed along with the city. Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead, where it becomes Piedmont Road, are all part of the journey. Take a look at some photos of the street and its buildings through the years.

ajcphotovault:

Take Piedmont Avenue into the past

1958 - Broadview Plaza Shopping Center

One of Atlanta’s major thoroughfares, Piedmont Avenue has changed along with the city. Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead, where it becomes Piedmont Road, are all part of the journey. Take a look at some photos of the street and its buildings through the years.

vintagelibraries:

City directory, tattered from extensive use, on table at New York Public Library, 1944.

vintagelibraries:

City directory, tattered from extensive use, on table at New York Public Library, 1944.