Category: history

Bat Girl, St. Ann, and Wonder Woman on Halloween in New York City, mid-1970s, photo by Larry Racioppo.


Space art by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (1934-2019)

Rest in peace, Alexei Leonov.

Mummy Mask, Romano-Egyptian, A.D. 150–200, stucco with inlaid eyes.

(Getty Museum)

Apollo 7 launches from Cape Canaveral on this day in 1968. It’s the first human spaceflight of Project Apollo.



Found in the draft folder.

This is from Facts about Fallout (1955) isn’t it?

Maybe? I used to go on these benders, making gifs from weird public domain content from the Prelinger Archives and elsewhere. Movies like Facts About Fallout are a goldmine of strange history.

Burial chamber at the tomb of Ramesses VI, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, 1965, photo by Eliot Elisofon.


PIRAMIDES ET MOMIES – Ancient pyramids and mummies illustrated in a 1683 edition of Description de L’Universe by Alain Manesson Mallet, Paris.

A train pulls the Soyuz TMA-11 rocket to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, October 8, 2007. (NASA)

Inside a General Dynamics factory for Atlas rockets, 1961.

(San Diego Air and Space Museum)