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n-nevskaya-n:

Chibis of St-Just and Robespierre, by me;
I worked on it all the afternoon ! 

The cutest guys ever!

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King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II & Tsar Nicholas II

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allabouthistory76:

Lafayette looking fabulous.

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collegehumorclassics:

John Hancock’s John Hancock

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Citoyens, Vouliez-vous une révolution, sans révolution?

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I’ve had these comic-ready doodles of Saint-Just and Robespierre sitting around for a bit, just for my own amusement. However, in light of recent posts I decided to break them out for tumblr ;.;

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In some older versions of Persephone’s story, she was a young woman, not a young girl, and instead of accidentally wandering away, she had gone deliberately adventuring, when she fell, or was lured, or was kidnapped into Hell. Here Persephone’s adventurous spirit leads her into difficulty, instead of her being a passive victim of the wickedness of others. Her relationship with her mother gives her the courage to explore her world, and when events take a bad turn, their relationship gives her the strength to survive.

In a still older version, Persephone heard the despairing cries of the dead and chose freely to go into the Underworld to comfort them. Hades does not appear at all, in this version. Here Persephone’s descent to hell illustrates inclusiveness for every being, whether in the Underworld or in our present one, and shows that mercy is integral to her nature.

In the most ancient layer of myth, Persephone’s name means “She Who Destroys The Light.” She was the powerful Goddess of the Underworld long before anyone knew of Hades. Like the Indian Kali, the Irish Morrigan, and the Sumerian Ereshkegal, she was the Goddess of Death.

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steampunktendencies:

Goetz Palace

The palace and park Goetz Okocimskich is located very close to the brewery Okocimski, founded in 1845 by a German who came to John the Evangelist Goetz (1815-1893). It was built in 1898 by his son John Albin Goetz Okocimski (1864-1931).

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artschoolglasses:

A plaque marking the room where Maximilien Robespierre spent his last moments.

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You would think that Andrew Jackson was giving you his undivided attention, and then you would glance over and notice that he had devoted the last several minutes to making a laborious sketch of an alligator.

“Mr. President!” you would gasp, indignantly.

“I have a bullet lodged inside my body,” he would say. “From killing a man in a duel. A better man than you.” He would resume drawing the alligator.

-On Presidential Doodlers

Said alligator:

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The French Marshal L.-N. Davout’s tunic. Woolen fabric, gold embroidery. 1812

The French Marshal L.-N. Davout’s tunic. Woolen fabric, gold embroidery. 1812

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