Category: history

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

(NYPL)

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.

mrs-chief:

humanoidhistory:

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.

(Smithsonian)

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)