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January 25 2014

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Nez Pierce tribe members with Appaloosa 1895


What a sexy chunk!!!! A bit sickle-hocked, but what a sexy chunk!

Via The way we were - horse history! Pictures! at the Horse Chat forum - Horse Forums

November 26 2013

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1822 map of Jamaica. Bonus: It Rasta Coloured, mon!

   Via wikipedia dot de

October 08 2013

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odditiesoflife:

The Abandoned Ghost Mansion of Villa de Vecchi

Ghosts, apparitions, piano sounds, unexplained lights, fountains of blood and satanic rituals — all rumors of the now famous “haunted mansion” in the village of Bindo in Cortenova, Italy. Yet Villa de Vecchi has all the trappings to live up to its image: an eery beauty, desolate location, abandoned for 75 years, and filled with the energy of a tragic past.

Villa de Vecchi is a beautiful abandoned Baroque villa in the moutains near Lake Como. A favorite locale for urban exploration and photography, it was once a grand mansion built by a nobleman.In the mid 19th century, Count Felix de Vecchi chose architect Alessandro Sidoli to design his home. Sidoli integrated the latest technologies, including running water and heating pipes. The villa was adorned with incredible frescoes and featured a grand piano in the hall.

According to local lore, Count de Vecchi allegedly returned home to find that his wife had been murdered and his daughter was missing. With no trace of her in sight, he spent months searching to no avail. Distraught and alone, de Vecchi committed suicide In 1862.

The mansion passed on to de Vecchi’s brother whose family spent summers there through the 1940s. Eventually the home was deserted and became known as the Ghost Mansion, an abandoned mansion with a chilling history and a haunted reputation. While an effort is underway to save the historic villa, its future remains uncertain.

sources 1, 2, 3, 4; photos by Jeff Kerwin

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September 01 2013

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The Arnett-Fullen House in Boulder, Colorado (by russellb206)

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August 29 2013

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Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906. “Perry Avenue.” 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

(via Gingerbread House: 1906 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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August 1937. “Old house in Tower, Minnesota, former prosperous lumber town.” Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

(via Termite Motel: 1937 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905. “Residence of W.C. McMillan.” 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

(via American Gothic: 1905 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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By DAN AUSTIN of HistoricDetroit.org

Magnificent, majestic and massive, Detroit’s old Federal Building and Post Office was a towering palace of government that was more than three decades in the making, took seven years to build — and only 34 years to outgrow.

Today, photos of the building often drop the jaws of those who have never seen it. Detroit historian William Hawkins Ferry called it “one of the most outstanding monuments of the Romanesque Revival in Detroit.” The landmark literally dominated the northwestern corner of Shelby and West Fort streets. Everything about it was huge. Its 243-foot clock tower soared over everything else in the city for several decades and could be seen from outside of downtown. Detroiters would enter under enormous arched entrances and peer out from its giant windows. It was an impressive monument to the federal government and, in the words of Peter Gavrilovich of the Detroit Free Press in 2009, “a heck of a place to buy a 2-cent stamp.” …

   (via Federal Building — Historic Detroit)

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Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. “Detroit Post Office.” Behold the sooty Motor City. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

(via The Big P.O.: 1912 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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Detroit, Michigan, circa 1902. “Post Office.” 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

   (via D.P.O.: 1902 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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Circa 1897. “Post Office, Detroit.” Sign on utility pole: “Please do not spit on the sidewalk.” 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

   (via Detroit: 1897 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

August 20 2013

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steampunktendencies:

Michigan - Wing House - Constructed in 1875 for Jay Chandler 

Photo : Bill Dolak


Text from the historical marker in front of this sexy joint in Coldwater, MI: “This impressive Second Empire-style home with mansard roof was constructed in 1875 for Jay M. Chandler (1850-1884) and his young bride Frances. On this site from 1847-1871 had stood the Parrish flouring mill. Jay, the fourth son of locally prominent Albert Chandler, followed his brothers into the family hardware business. Albert founded the Coldwater Sentinel and served as the city’s first mayor. Jay Chandler sold his home to Lucius Wing in 1882.”

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August 10 2013

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The Joel N. Cornish House is located at 1404 South 10th Street in South Omaha, Nebraska. The 1886 construction is considered an “excellent example of the French Second Empire style.” The house was converted into apartments after the Cornish family moved out in 1911.

via wikipedja

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The Georgia House was designed by the architects Findley & Shields. It was constructed of brick, limestone, sandstone and stucco in 1890 for J. Herbert Van Closter.
Omaha, Nebraska

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The Edgar Zabriskie House in Omaha, Nebraska; built 1889

via wikipedia

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