Pouty Spinster

Folder belonging to Maximilian Carl Joseph Franz de Paula Hieronymus, Comte de Montgelas, after 1809.
Gold and silver damascened cigarette case, Spain, circa 1940.
Gold and silver damascened cigarette case, Spain, circa 1940.
Wodaabe men decorated for the Geerewol celebration, making themselves attractive so that a woman might select them for courtship, Niger, Africa.
Wodaabe men decorated for the Geerewol celebration, making themselves attractive so that a woman might select them for courtship, Niger, Africa.
The Consummation of Empire, Thomas Cole, 1836
The Consummation of Empire, Thomas Cole, 1836
Indian sitars and veena, as depicted by William Gibb in Musical Instruments Historical, Rare and Unique, Edinburgh, 1888. 
Indian sitars and veena, as depicted by William Gibb in Musical Instruments Historical, Rare and Unique, Edinburgh, 1888. 
1962 Life Savers advertisement.
1962 Life Savers advertisement.
Ottonian crown on display at the Essen Cathedral Treasury, Germany, circa 1100.

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Ottonian crown on display at the Essen Cathedral Treasury, Germany, circa 1100.