Norinco Type 80. Basically a Tokarev-spitting homage to the Mauser/Shaanxi Broomhandles that was extremely popular among early 20th Century Chinese armies. A

Norinco Type 80. Basically a Tokarev-spitting homage to the Mauser/Shaanxi Broomhandles that was extremely popular among early 20th Century Chinese armies. A

Fragment depicting an anthropomorphic cat making an offering to an anthropomorphic mouse. Context is unknown, but it might have been part of a story illustration or a satirical piece. Egypt, 19th or 20th dynasty. 1295 to 1075 B.C. [1536×1098]

Fragment depicting an anthropomorphic cat making an offering to an anthropomorphic mouse. Context is unknown, but it might have been part of a story illustration or a satirical piece. Egypt, 19th or 20th dynasty. 1295 to 1075 B.C. [1536×1098]

The super blood wolf moon, a.k.a. the lunar eclipse of January 20th, 2019, as seen from California. Exposure time 8 seconds (stack of 16 exposures, 0.5 seconds each). [OS][3500×2333]

The super blood wolf moon, a.k.a. the lunar eclipse of January 20th, 2019, as seen from California. Exposure time 8 seconds (stack of 16 exposures, 0.5 seconds each). [OS][3500×2333]

The Völklingen Iron Works is a UNESCO Heritage Site because it is almost a perfectly preserved example of an early 20th century iron works. Iron works like these fed Germanys war production during the world wars. I visited on a Saturday 2 hours after open I was the only car in the lot (4032×3024)

The Völklingen Iron Works is a UNESCO Heritage Site because it is almost a perfectly preserved example of an early 20th century iron works. Iron works like these fed Germanys war production during the world wars. I visited on a… Continue Reading

The Indonesian navy scuttles foreign fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters near Bitung, North Sulawesi – 20th May 2015 [1500×922]

The Indonesian navy scuttles foreign fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters near Bitung, North Sulawesi – 20th May 2015 [1500×922]

The light carrier Ryūjō of the Imperial Japanese Navy under construction in the Number 5 drydock of Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, 20th October 1931 [2996 x 2369]

The light carrier Ryūjō of the Imperial Japanese Navy under construction in the Number 5 drydock of Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, 20th October 1931 [2996 x 2369]

One of my favorite 20th century covers: The first edition printing of From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1957) [OC] [4032×3024]

One of my favorite 20th century covers: The first edition printing of From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1957) [OC] [4032×3024]

Mural from the tomb of Inherkhau, depicting Ra in the form of a Long-eared feline slaying Apophis at the Ished tree (Tree of life). A scene from the book of the dead. (Lower quality picture without watermark in comments). Egypt, 20th dynasty. ~1186 to 1149 BC. [1024×668]

Mural from the tomb of Inherkhau, depicting Ra in the form of a Long-eared feline slaying Apophis at the Ished tree (Tree of life). A scene from the book of the dead. (Lower quality picture without watermark in comments). Egypt,… Continue Reading