malformalady:

Thermal corneal burn following a curling iron mishap

no

malformalady:

Thermal corneal burn following a curling iron mishap

no

artnouveaustyle:

Summer by Alexandre de Riquer, 1899.

artnouveaustyle:

Summer by Alexandre de Riquer, 1899.

vintagemanga:

TAKAHASHI Rumiko (高橋留美子 ), Maison Ikkoku /めぞん一刻

heaveninawildflower:

'Chess' by Leonard Campbell Taylor. Plate from 'The International Studio' 1915 (Volume 55). Published John Lane & Co. New York.
archive.org

heaveninawildflower:

'Chess' by Leonard Campbell Taylor. Plate from 'The International Studio' 1915 (Volume 55). Published John Lane & Co. New York.

archive.org

(Source: 92x)

snnns:

はなぢ

snnns:

はなぢ

electricalgloom:

eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

there’s a fantastic Matthew Barney (Bjork’s husband) film that has some of these women in discovering a piece of ambergris

mudwerks:

Filmfun Augustus 1939 (by uk vintage)

mudwerks:

Filmfun Augustus 1939 (by uk vintage)