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Mexican painter Tomás Mondragón's Alegoría de la Muerte (Allegory of Death) from 1856

littlepennydreadful: “ worker-and-parasite: “ Allegory of Death - Tomás Mondragón ” 1856 ”

ME.  1925 The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback, editor of Science and Invention magazine, member of “The American Physical Society,” and one of the pioneers of science fiction.  (via laughingsquid)

The Isolator, A Bizarre Helmet Invented in 1925 Used to Help Increase Focus and Concentration

1925 The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback,.

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Vanitas Century Robert Dighton titled, “An Essay on Woman: Life and Death Contrasted"

1881 New York Smallpox victim Wonder if it hurt??? They'd give him some strong narcotic like Heroin cause they used it as such back in the day.

The Burns Archive-Historical Medical Photos This is why we vaccinate. SMALLPOX NY CITY EPIDEMIC, 1881 Victims of the smallpox epidemic in More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Triumph of Death (detail), 1562. www.artexperiencenyc.com

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Triumph of Death (detail), 1562 - chapter 85

Pendant with a Memento Mori, second half of the 16th century, gilded enamel.  Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire

Pendant from Brussels that opens to reveal angels flanking a monstrance that displays the host (the bread of the Eucharist/Holy Communi.

Syria ..... God / Allah / الله ... you are one, we are one. Help us.

(No, i dont think this is actually a fun fact) Syria Was A Beautiful Country

Natura - Allegory of Nature - Prosopographia (1594)

Natura - Allegory of Nature - Prosopographia Alegoria, Allegory

Tödlein als memento mori

unclefather: “ sixpenceee: “An ivory figure of a skeleton by Christof Angermair built in It personifies death and serves as a memento mori: the skeleton holds a spade, a symbolic reference to.

TV Meydan - Femidead

Gunduz Agayev's new series of satirical illustrations entitled Femidead feature the death of justice around the world.

Memento Mori engraving  1500

Memento Mori engraving (ca. courtesy of Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, NY.