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innerbohemienne:

Nautilus shell scrimshaw, c.1845, dedicated to Queen Victoria; carved with a common penknife, 5½” high, 6¼” deep, 3¼” wide.

Omg, how long did this labor of love take?

briankesinger:

For those of you who have not been able to make it out to the Disney parks I am happy to say that my steampunk submarine voyage prints are now for sale at the Disney store online. Below are the direct links to each print. Thank you!
http://m.disneystore.com/nautilus-a-journey-through-liquid-aether-deluxe-print-by-brian-kensinger/mp/1354533/1011901/
http://m.disneystore.com/submarine-voyage-lost-and-found-deluxe-print-by-brian-kensinger/mp/1354525/1011901/ #steampunk #mermaids #disney #disneystore #merch #submarine #briankesinger #teagirls

briankesinger:

For those of you who have not been able to make it out to the Disney parks I am happy to say that my steampunk submarine voyage prints are now for sale at the Disney store online. Below are the direct links to each print. Thank you!

http://m.disneystore.com/nautilus-a-journey-through-liquid-aether-deluxe-print-by-brian-kensinger/mp/1354533/1011901/

http://m.disneystore.com/submarine-voyage-lost-and-found-deluxe-print-by-brian-kensinger/mp/1354525/1011901/ #steampunk #mermaids #disney #disneystore #merch #submarine #briankesinger #teagirls

bassman5911:

Cooley Airship

The story of the airship designed by John F. Cooley is a gem amongst the many oddities of our city’s history. Following the success of the [wikipedia]Wright Brothers in 1903, the world was enthralled by the prospects of flight. People could see tomorrow and wanted it today. This created a market that certain individuals such as Cooley were quick to embrace. He sold a unique vision to the wealthy gentlemen of our city and began construction of his ship in 1910 near the Baker’s Farm area of Genesee Valley Park, where he said the trial flight would eventually take place.

The design was magnificent, beyond the scope of anything that had previously been achieved, surely something to make his investors rich. Cooley’s lofty concept took the form of an 81 foot long and 42 foot wide vehicle requiring both a pilot and engineer to fly. It was billed by a local paper as “the first ‘All Rochester’ plane.”

Construction, however, was never completed. Instead Mr. Cooley disappeared in April, 1911 with outstanding debt. His then unpaid crew in Rochester abandoned their work on the unfinished airship. It was transferred from Cooley’s ownership to a local grocer, through a legal writ of attachment, over the $92 he owed at her store. Cooley eventually resurfaced and was reported to be in New York City selling stock… in an airship enterprise.

The magnificent airship of Rochester and its hangar are said to have been destroyed by a windstorm.

(via Rochester Wiki and Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

cinemagorgeous:

The Graf Zeppelin flies over the Great Pyramids, Jerusalem, and Wembley Stadium. Photos taken in the early 1930s. 

That top picture is a stereoview - cross your eyes until the two images overlap, and try to focus on them. It should appear 3D!

mucholderthen:

EMBROIDERED HEART AND LUNGSAndrea DezsöOne-of-a-kind hand-made embroidery: cotton thread on white cotton canvas, 2004  |||  SOURCE:  Andrea Dezso Illustration)
A heart, on valentines day or any other time, does much better with lungs attached.

mucholderthen:

EMBROIDERED HEART AND LUNGS
Andrea Dezsö
One-of-a-kind hand-made embroidery: cotton thread on white cotton canvas, 2004  |||  SOURCE:  Andrea Dezso Illustration)

A heart, on valentines day or any other time,
does much better with lungs attached.

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