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Material culture, art history, food history, personal, and lots of Louis XIV

modernlifesucks:

Charles Guillloux, L’allée d’eau

1895. Looks much like many scenes I saw living in Picardie this summer! Just beautiful.

modernlifesucks:

Charles Guillloux, L’allée d’eau

1895. Looks much like many scenes I saw living in Picardie this summer! Just beautiful.

— 1 day ago with 3 notes

#France  #landscape  #19th Century  #19th century art 

sizvideos:

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I saw this in person! My school arranged for us to have a special tour and we got to see so. many. of these pieces open! It was amazing.

(via sassydetective)

— 1 day ago with 77310 notes

#roentgen  #18th Century  #furniture  #met 

The exhibit I worked on during my last year of grad school is up!! Public opening is on Thursday!

— 3 days ago with 7 notes

#19th Century  #new york history  #new york  #If you come please let me know! I'll be the nerd in the hot pink blazer 
conservethis:

whitesparrowbindery:

Last weekend I visited the Detroit Public Library with some friends (yup, that’s what librarians do on the weekend - go to other libraries for fun). It’s a truly breathtaking building that stands as a testament to better times in Detroit.
Although the main card catalog is long gone, you can still consult a physical card catalog for certain parts of the collection in an impressive room full of tiny drawers.
I wonder how many people under 30 know what these are and how to use them…

Oh please. We learned how to use a card catalog when I was in grade school, and I’m barely older than 30.
I also know what to do with a ballpoint pen and a cassette tape, just to bury that old stereotype too.

We learned how to use a card catalog in elementary school and I’m barely 24.

conservethis:

whitesparrowbindery:

Last weekend I visited the Detroit Public Library with some friends (yup, that’s what librarians do on the weekend - go to other libraries for fun). It’s a truly breathtaking building that stands as a testament to better times in Detroit.

Although the main card catalog is long gone, you can still consult a physical card catalog for certain parts of the collection in an impressive room full of tiny drawers.

I wonder how many people under 30 know what these are and how to use them…

Oh please. We learned how to use a card catalog when I was in grade school, and I’m barely older than 30.

I also know what to do with a ballpoint pen and a cassette tape, just to bury that old stereotype too.

We learned how to use a card catalog in elementary school and I’m barely 24.

— 3 days ago with 73 notes

#old people stereotypes  #histoireinsolite talks too much  #libraries 

I live in a one-room apartment with my boyfriend. You know what that means this time of year?

NO ESCAPE FROM FOOTBALL

— 4 days ago with 2 notes

#:(  #i hate football  #I need to invest in noise cancelling headphones omigosh  #The announcers have SUCH annoying voices!  #personal  #tbd 

So I spent my whole weekend reworking a paper for a conference only to find out I just need to send an abstract. On reflection, I should have figured as much, but in my defense the CFP was extremely scanty.

— 5 days ago with 1 note

#mild adventures  #academia problems 
A reminder to all students and life-long learners!

A reminder to all students and life-long learners!

— 5 days ago

#study  #mirror of the world  #academia problems