Happy Valentine’s Day!
The picture shows an emblem from Devises et Emblemes Anciennes & Modernes (1699) - See more hearts on display in our special Valentine’s Day post "The Heart in Art".
Lady Clementina Hawarden
Clementina Maude, 5 Princes Gardens, ca.1863-64
Taken from the book, ‘Lady Hawarden : Studies from Life 1857-1864’, Virginia Dodier, V&A Publications, London, 1999.
You, he said, are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.
Autumn, Emilie. The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.

(Source: wordsnquotes, via journalofanobody)


By Marcela Paniak

Image from an album of 27 Spiritualist photographs taken during seances at Dr. Thomas Glendenning Hamilton’s Psychic Room in Winnipeg, Canada, 1920-1922

Jason Eskenazi

via   Thanks for the link, Dejan!

from Fever 103° by Sylvia Plath
Unknown photographer 
Untitled (nude portrait of a woman, back view), ca. 1860s -1870s

Silvino Mendonça

"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”


The Passage on Nevsky Avenue in Saint Petersburg, Russia, c.1900
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

(Source: 13neighbors, via journalofanobody)

Maciek Nabrdalik
A theatre room in an abandoned school in the city of Pripyat, from the photo essay, ‘Echoes Of Chernobyl’

Handstudy (1870s)
Photographer: Josef Löwy, Austria 
Via antique and photographic images 

Untitled - Eva Hesse,1966. Black ink wash and pencil, 11.25  x 9 in. (29.8 x 22.9 cm.)
From Eva Hesse: A Retrospective by Yale University Art Gallery, 1992.
(Scanned and submitted by jon-garcia)