Very unique 19th century Japanese three barreled percussion pistol.
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Beautifully decorated Caucasian miquelet musket, dated 1825.
Currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.
This is really pretty trivializing, though.
"Don’t judge people based on these things, because they might actually be acceptable if you put them in different outfits and give them credentials." Would these people be less worthwhile if they were just the first picture ? What if they didn’t have little blurbs about who they are & what they do ?
All this does is justify the first picture with a second, more socially acceptable one.
Ohhh, and let’s not forget that the last pair of photos in this set (which have, not surprisingly, been left out) are feature a middle-aged white guy in a tanktop with a noose and a confederate flag as his stereotype. So, you get a nice, heaping helping of “not ALL white people” at the end, too.
Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur : Art Forms of Nature (Lithographic and Autotype prints), Published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904.
A rare gold decorated transitional revolver crafted by Devisme of Paris, circa 1860.
In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.
Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.
When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.
The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle." At times, social activism may seem bleak and hollow, but the fact that justice prevailed this time makes me very optimistic in this moment. The family of Jordan Davis can hopefully fi nally begin to heal. #ViGetsSentimental
Do y’all realize how serious this is?