The only surviving example of a 19-foot-wide promotional billboard for Snow White, composed of 24 separate lithographed sheets which were then stitched together to make one large image.

Created in 1936 by illustrator Gustaf Tenggren this poster is due to be auctioned off towards the end of July.

The only surviving example of a 19-foot-wide promotional billboard for Snow White, composed of 24 separate lithographed sheets which were then stitched together to make one large image.

Created in 1936 by illustrator Gustaf Tenggren this poster is due to be auctioned off towards the end of July.


An assemblage of 17th Century orthotic devices, found in Girolamo Fabrizio's "Opera Chirurgica", 1619.

An assemblage of 17th Century orthotic devices, found in Girolamo Fabrizio's "Opera Chirurgica", 1619.


"Le Sortie de l’opéra en l’an 2000" (“Leaving the opera in the year 2,000) ca. 1882; hand-coloured lithograph by Albert Robida.


"The Owl’s Nest", drawing ca. 1505-1515. One of the few surviving works on paper by Hieronymus Bosch.

"The Owl’s Nest", drawing ca. 1505-1515. One of the few surviving works on paper by Hieronymus Bosch.



"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."

(The planet Uranus, viewed from Saturn orbit)

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."

(The planet Uranus, viewed from Saturn orbit)



houghtonlib:

Fludd, Robert, 1574-1637. Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia, 1624.

EC F6707 B638p v.1

Houghton Library, Harvard University


Rediscovered digital artworks made by Andy Warhol in the mid-80’s using an Amiga.

More info at the Andy Warhol Museum.


brucesterling:

UFO typologies, 1967

brucesterling:

UFO typologies, 1967


Prototype Soviet Laser Pistol

Created in 1984; housed in the museum of the “Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops” in Moscow. This pistol used a clip of disposable pyrotechnic flash cartridges as ammunition and was apparently meant for use against enemy optical systems.

(Via http://j.mp/1l8Qisy and http://j.mp/1l8QOXB . Could this actually be real?)

Prototype Soviet Laser Pistol

Created in 1984; housed in the museum of the “Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops” in Moscow. This pistol used a clip of disposable pyrotechnic flash cartridges as ammunition and was apparently meant for use against enemy optical systems.

(Via http://j.mp/1l8Qisy and http://j.mp/1l8QOXB . Could this actually be real?)




mitchwagner:

That’s gonna diminish the resale value of that spaceship. Via +Sci-fi Covers https://plus.google.com/110716763540971282005/posts/9YAnpgTVexx▼ Reshared Post From Sci-fi Covers ▼Wonder Stories Quarterly, Summer 1930. Cover by Frank R. Paul.http://bit.ly/1dAq92J#scifi #sciencefiction #WonderStories #FrankRPaul #pulpcover

mitchwagner:

That’s gonna diminish the resale value of that spaceship. 

Via +Sci-fi Covers https://plus.google.com/110716763540971282005/posts/9YAnpgTVexx

▼ Reshared Post From Sci-fi Covers ▼

Wonder Stories Quarterly, Summer 1930. Cover by Frank R. Paul.
http://bit.ly/1dAq92J

#scifi #sciencefiction #WonderStories #FrankRPaul #pulpcover

(via mostlysignssomeportents)


explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 

explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 


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