17th Century Anatomical Striptease, 1627. From the wonderful New York Academy of Medicine blog.
(via Edible Geography)
The photos are from Paul Koudounaris’ book Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs. I don’t understand how anyone could possibly resist buying this book.
(And while we’re in the neighborhood: Einstein on the Beach, musicalized.)
Illustrations from William Carver’s Practical Horse Farrier, from 1820. (Now if you decide to look a gift horse in the mouth, you’ll at least know what you’re looking for.)
(via the very cool Public Domain Review)
Acoustic listening devices developed for the Dutch army as part of air defense systems research between WWI and WWII.
This is the Blackgang Chine Bazaar at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park. Alexander Dabell established the amusement park in 1843, making it one of the oldest (or perhaps the oldest) amusement park in the United Kingdom. In 1842 a huge fin whale had been stranded off the Needles. Dabell bought it at auction, sold off the blubber, had the bones bleached, and transported across the island to a specially built hut. (via Vintage Photo LJ)
The Kilmer House blog (which specializes in all things Johnson & Johnson) has a delightful little history of Band-Aid tins for you. Go ahead, guess which one is from the 90’s.
I’m filling the Radiolab Tumblr with all things blood-filled this week, in preparation for our upcoming episode on blood. If you have something great to add, let me know!