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Photos of Americans and their pets from 125 years ago

All of these fantastic images were taken by Charles Milton Bell and come via the Library of Congress.

Barber [Child and Dog]. Charles Milton Bell. 1905
Barber [Child and Dog]. Charles Milton Bell. 1905
Mrs Coolidge. Charles Milton Bell. 1905.
Mrs Coolidge. Charles Milton Bell. 1905.
A.C. Caine. Charles Milton Bell. 1905.
A.C. Caine. Charles Milton Bell. 1905.
Marmaduke, M. Charles Milton Bell. 1894. Two more photos.
Marmaduke, M. Charles Milton Bell. 1894. Two more photos.
Albert Stone children. Charles Milton Bell. 1873.
Albert Stone children. Charles Milton Bell. 1873.
Mrs. J.C.G. Kennedy. Charles Milton Bell. 1891.
Mrs. J.C.G. Kennedy. Charles Milton Bell. 1891.
Roland Barber. Charles Milton Bell. 1894
Roland Barber. Charles Milton Bell. 1894
Mrs. A.L. Barber. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
Mrs. A.L. Barber. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
L.O. Howard. Charles Milton Bell. 1894
L.O. Howard. Charles Milton Bell. 1894
Karrick boys. Charles Milton Bell. 1894
Karrick boys. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
Mrs Henderson. Charles Milton Bell. 1891.
Mrs Henderson. Charles Milton Bell. 1891.
Mrs. Ogram [& dog]. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
Mrs. Ogram [& dog]. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
Mrs. I.V. Dick. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
Mrs. I.V. Dick. Charles Milton Bell. 1894.
N. Healey. Charles Milton Bell. 1901.
N. Healey. Charles Milton Bell. 1901.
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Franz Liszt by Henri Lehmann

This portrait of Franz Liszt by Henri Lehmann is fantastic. [Found via Lapham’s Quarterly]

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The actor who plays the Know-It-All kid in the Polar Express looks exactly how I’d expect him to look

Eddie Deezen

His name is Eddie Deezen.

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Dickens house

Something about this engraving of Charles Dickens’ house brings me peace. (via The Guardian)

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There’s always some dude inexplicably loving it

Afghanistan right now is being overrun by the Taliban. As they moved into the capital of Kabul [c] locals were attempting to escape the country on various aeroplanes at the airport. As planes filled up and doors were closed, desperate people even began to hold onto the outside of the place to escape.

Anyway, I noticed in one of the videos that there were a few people almost having fun:

And it reminded me a bit of scenes from the Bradford City fire:

It seems that no matter how dire the situation, there’s always some dude who inexplicably enjoys the drama of it all.

(Full video from Kabul below)

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Snow and the iPhone

I’ve been taking this same photograph from my bedroom window of fresh snow ever since I got my first iPhone over 11 years ago. And do you know what? For all the improvements to the iPhone camera over that time this photo still looks as crappy as ever. Low-light conditions continues to be a problem the iPhone hasn’t quite conquered yet.