3. turnofthecentury:

    June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co.  from Shorpy

    [see also 1933 measuring @ so30s :]

  5. turnofthecentury:

    Great cedar tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1897

    from Musée McCord Museum

  6. turnofthecentury:

    Ioana the Bloodthirster 

    Ioana Constantinescu passed away in the autumn of 1909.
    Cause of death: Suicide by ‘purposeful ingesting large quanities of her own blood.’
    - Stated by and concluded the official autopsy and coroners reports.
    Timișoara, Romania.

    via Somnium Phasmatis

  7. wilderwood:


  8. shutterstock:

    Spring up!

    Photo by Markus Pfaff.

    (via cajunmama)