We all know Jane Austen would win. If you don't know that, then maybe you should find another tumblr.

beerburritowhiskey:

20th-century-man:

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco / open to pedestrian traffic only, during its opening in May 1937 (top) and on its 50th anniversary in May 1987 (bottom).

In 1987, the weight of the 300,000 people that crossed the bridge caused it to sag by 5 feet.

My dad and I were watching it live on TV and he had to assure me that the bridge wouldn’t break or collapse. 

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Libraries Test a Model for Setting Monographs Free – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

uicspecialcollections:

Interesting new model proposal for open access to digitized books!

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dftbamy:

Full HD Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog for people who haven’t seen it because now you have no excuse

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kalidraws:

You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right?  I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!
I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

kalidraws:

You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right?
I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!

I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

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9 hours ago
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theparisreview:

“We Americans share more than what divides us.”

For National Library Week, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson on America’s public libraries.

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omgthatdress:

Brooch
1920s
1stdibs.com

omgthatdress:

Brooch

1920s

1stdibs.com

10 hours ago
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omgthatdress:

Ensemble
Oscar de la Renta, 1968
The Museum at FIT

omgthatdress:

Ensemble

Oscar de la Renta, 1968

The Museum at FIT

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