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Ludwig Deutsch
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"Market in Jaffa" Gustav Bauernfeind
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Jean Leon Gerome
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'Complicity' by Jean-Leon Gerome, French. Oil, 1875.
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'The Prayer at the Tomb' by Ludwig Deutsch, German. Oil, 1898
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'Pilgrims going to Mecca' by Leon Belly, French. Oil, 1861.
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Jean Léone Gérôme. Arnaut Officer 1857
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Captain Colin Mackenzie 1806-81 in his Afghan dress, c.1842
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post #107 of 1305
I'll limit myself to one...

but what a one:







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In the eighth American-educational grade, Bruce Green fell dreadfully in love with a classmate who had the unlikely name of Mildred Bonk. The name was unlikely because if ever an eighth-grader looked like a Daphne Christianson or a Kimberly St.-Simone or something like that, it was Mildred Bonk. She was the kind of fatally pretty and nubile wraithlike figure who glides through the sweaty junior-high corridors of every nocturnal emitter’s dreamscape. Hair that Green had heard described by an overwrought teacher as ‘flaxen’; a body which the fickle angel of puberty — the same angel who didn’t even seem to know Bruce Green’s zip code —had visited, kissed, and already left, back in sixth; legs which not even orange Keds with purple-glitter-encrusted lace could make unserious. Shy, iridescent, coltish, pelvically anfractuous, amply busted, given to diffident movements of hand brushing flaxen hair from front of dear creamy forehead, movements which drove Bruce Green up a private tree. A vision in a sundress and silly shoes. Mildred K. Bonk.

And then but by tenth grade, in one of those queer when-did-that-happen metamorphoses, Mildred Bonk had become an imposing member of the frightening Winchester High School set that smoked full-strength Marlboros in the alley between Senior and Junior halls and that left school altogether at lunchtime, driving away in loud low-slung cars to drink beer and smoke dope, driving around with sound-systems of illegal wattage, using Visine and Clorets, etc. She was one of them. She chewed gum (or worse) in the cafeteria, her dear diffident face now a bored mask of Attitude, her flaxen locks now teased and gelled into what looked for all the world like the consequence of a finger stuck into an electric socket. Bruce Green saved up for a low-slung old car and practiced Attitude on the aunt who’d taken him in. He developed a will.

And, by the year of what would have been graduation, Bruce Green was way more bored, imposing, and frightening than even Mildred Bonk, and he and Mildred Bonk and tiny incontinent Harriet Bonk-Green lived just off the Allston Spur in a shiny housetrailer with another frightening couple and with Tommy Doocey, the infamous harelipped pot-and-sundries dealer who kept several large snakes in unclean uncovered aquaria, which smelled, which Tommy Doocey didn’t notice because his upper lip completely covered his nostrils and all he could smell was lip. Mildred Bonk got high in the afternoon and watched serial-cartidges, and Bruce Green had a steady job at Leisure Time Ice, and for a while life was more or less one big party...


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post #109 of 1305
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STOP TROLLING MY BEAUTIFUL THREAD !
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What's going on? Is that last video Sip-san? He is not as tall as I thought he'd be.
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What's going on? Is that last video Sip-san? He is not as tall as I thought he'd be.

his national pride has been tested here.

back to regularly scheduled programming

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Upon close inspection, it kinda looks like they're wearing colored tyvek overalls.
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This song has been stuck in my head all day I don't know why!?
As a result I remembered I have to take suit for tailoring, may kop Lambo and puppies as well
and this one 0_0

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STOP TROLLING MY BEAUTIFUL THREAD !

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A plague doctor (Italian: physici epidemeie, Dutch: pestmeester, German: Pestarzt), was a special medical physician who saw those who had the bubonic plague.
They were specifically hired by towns that had many plague victims in times of plague epidemics. Since the city was paying their salary they treated everyone, the rich and the poor.
They were not normally professionally trained experienced physicians or surgeons, and often were second-rate doctors not able to otherwise run a successful
medical business or young physicians trying to establish themselves.

Plague doctors by their covenant treated only plague patients and were known as municipal or "community plague doctors", whereas "general practitioners" were
separate doctors and both might be in the same European city or town at the same time. In France and the Netherlands plague doctors often lacked medical training
and were referred to as "empirics". In one case a plague doctor had been a fruit-seller before his employment as a physician.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from
putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. Being a plague doctor was unpleasant, dangerous, and difficult.
Their chances of survival in times of a plague epidemic were slim.

Some plague doctors wore a special costume, although graphic sources show that plague doctors wore a variety of garments. The garments were invented by
Charles de L'Orme in 1619; they were first used in Paris, but later spread to be used throughout Europe The protective suit consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat
that was waxed, a mask of glassed eye openings and a cone shaped like a beak to hold scented substances.

Some of the scented materials were amber, balm-mint leaves, camphor, cloves, laudanum, myrrh, rose petals, storax. This protected the doctor from miasmatic bad air.
A wooden cane pointer was used to help examine the patient without touching.






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Ricky Swallow

Looking Glass with Pipe
patinated bronze, edition of 3 + 1 AP, 2011
9 x 7 x 3.5 inches
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this is so much fun i just wanted to put it again

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Céline Fall 2011


Do you respect wood ?


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Céline Fall 2011
Do you respect wood ? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Sipang, who would you say is the current menswear equivalent of Phoebe Philo? I really love what I have seen of her stuff.
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