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Self Portrait 9 – No Oil Painting.

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a sweet self-portrait…   RT

(reposted from Helen’s Photomania Blog)

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Self Portrait 9 – No Oil Painting..

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RT’s Related Posts: 1) Boy in a Large Hat; 2) Navajo Chief, Edward Curtis.

The Creation of England–902-920

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RT admires this map on several levels: it is pleasing to look at; it conveys a great deal of information in a small space; and though labelled in German, it can easily be decoded by English speakers. Readers should also note the speed with which the Kingdom of Wessex conquered its Anglo-Saxon and Danish rivals, comprising an area far larger than itself. The Wessex king principally responsible for the actual conquest is Edward the Elder (r. 899-924 & son of Alfred the Great). But it seems that Alfred had laid the groundwork by preventing the Viking conquest of England and being the first to take the title, King of the Anglo-Saxons.

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RT’s Related Posts: 1) Metaphysical Maps.

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Map: Conquest of the Danelaw by the Kingdom of Wessex, 902-920. Author: S. Bollmann. WikiCmns, CC 1.0 Generic.

A Simply Beautiful Mystery

 

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a great post…enjoy!   RT

(reposted from noahsage)

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A Simply Beautiful Mystery.

What’s so Great About Antiques? First in a Three-Part Series

May 28, 2013 2 comments

 

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fun and beautiful antiques…enjoy!  RT

(reposted from Janvier Road)

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What’s so Great About Antiques? First in a Three-Part Series.

Dyer’s Record Book

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something beautiful for Memorial Day…   RT

Photo: Dyer’s Record Book (1812-1823), Thomas Ratcliffe, Cooper-Hewit, National Design Museum; WikiCmns; Public Domain.

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Lamps (close-ups) 2

 

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and finally, for Saturday night, a little light… RT

(reposted from laying with memories)

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Lamps (close-ups) 2.

Dell Mapback End Paper with Keyhole Variations

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and this time, an endpaper design… RT

(reposted from The Accidental Optimist)

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Dell Mapback End Paper with Keyhole Variations.