30 Stars, 1848-1851.  This well made and attractive parade flag of 30 stars pre-dates the Civil War and is very rare.  This style of printed parade flag, which consists of a medallion pattern with a double wreath of stars, four corner stars, and a large haloed center star, was produced in several star counts, up to and including 42 stars, but the earliest of the type is the 30 star variation shown here.  The coloration on this flag, despite being 160 years old, remains vibrant and bold. The f... by leanne
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leanne 30 Stars, 1848-1851. This well made and attractive parade flag of 30 stars pre-dates the Civil War and is very rare. This style of printed parade flag, which consists of a medallion pattern with a double wreath of stars, four corner stars, and a large haloed center star, was produced in several star counts, up to and including 42 stars, but the earliest of the type is the 30 star variation shown here. The coloration on this flag, despite being 160 years old, remains vibrant and bold. The f...
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Men-an-Tol, Madron, Penwith  This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. The name Men-an-Tol means simply 'holed stone' and despite having been considered a significant and popular monument from a very early date, its true purpose remains a mystery.    The monument today consists of four stones; two upright stones with the holed stone between them, and a fallen stone at the foot of the by Manueeltje
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Manueeltje Men-an-Tol, Madron, Penwith This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. The name Men-an-Tol means simply 'holed stone' and despite having been considered a significant and popular monument from a very early date, its true purpose remains a mystery. The monument today consists of four stones; two upright stones with the holed stone between them, and a fallen stone at the foot of the
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Madrid's first railway opened in 1851 and remains the biggest station in the city with an estimated 16 million passengers passing through its doors each year. Despite its more macabre notoriety as the location of the 2004 '11-M' bombings, the Atocha's real draw is its spacious and airy design, featuring an indoor 'botanical garden' as a centerpiece. by lenore
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lenore Madrid's first railway opened in 1851 and remains the biggest station in the city with an estimated 16 million passengers passing through its doors each year. Despite its more macabre notoriety as the location of the 2004 '11-M' bombings, the Atocha's real draw is its spacious and airy design, featuring an indoor 'botanical garden' as a centerpiece.
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13 Stars, 1864. Andersonville Prison Memorial of W. H. Courtney, A Co., 12th New York Volunteers, 1864. One of the most personal and poignant relics to have survived the American Civil War, this flag was present in Andersonville Prison and commemorates the death of Private William Courtney on July 14, 1864. A more detailed description of the flag can be found here. Small parade flags such as this were often carried by Union soldiers in their uniforms or between the pages of their bibles. T... by maude
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maude 13 Stars, 1864. Andersonville Prison Memorial of W. H. Courtney, A Co., 12th New York Volunteers, 1864. One of the most personal and poignant relics to have survived the American Civil War, this flag was present in Andersonville Prison and commemorates the death of Private William Courtney on July 14, 1864. A more detailed description of the flag can be found here. Small parade flags such as this were often carried by Union soldiers in their uniforms or between the pages of their bibles. T...
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USA 1861 Confederate 1st National pattern (Stars & Bars) flag, made in the opening year of the Civil War, entirely hand-sewn and with 12 stars arranged in a circular wreath configuration that places one star in the very center. While present on other known Confederate flags, this star count is very unusual. It reflects the eleven states that officially seceded from the Union, plus one of the two key Border States--Missouri--that are typically represented on Southern Cross style Confederate "B... by tracey
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tracey USA 1861 Confederate 1st National pattern (Stars & Bars) flag, made in the opening year of the Civil War, entirely hand-sewn and with 12 stars arranged in a circular wreath configuration that places one star in the very center. While present on other known Confederate flags, this star count is very unusual. It reflects the eleven states that officially seceded from the Union, plus one of the two key Border States--Missouri--that are typically represented on Southern Cross style Confederate "B...
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An ancient Egyptian prosthetic toe, made of wood and leather, may be the world's earliest known functional prosthetic, experts say. The current earliest known prosthesis is an artificial leg found in Italy that dates back to 300 B.C. That's several hundred years younger than the Egyptian toe, which dates to between 1000 and 600 B.C. by patty
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patty An ancient Egyptian prosthetic toe, made of wood and leather, may be the world's earliest known functional prosthetic, experts say. The current earliest known prosthesis is an artificial leg found in Italy that dates back to 300 B.C. That's several hundred years younger than the Egyptian toe, which dates to between 1000 and 600 B.C.
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This gold necklace was one of the earliest Indian objects bought for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition as "modern" work from Calicut, and was bought for a considerable sum for the new South Kensington Museum as an example of the best international contemporary design. by Tracy Crisler
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Tracy Crisler This gold necklace was one of the earliest Indian objects bought for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition as "modern" work from Calicut, and was bought for a considerable sum for the new South Kensington Museum as an example of the best international contemporary design.
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Edwin Henry Landseer - Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Titania and Bottom (detail)(1848-1851) by carter flynn
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carter flynn Edwin Henry Landseer - Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Titania and Bottom (detail)(1848-1851)
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This great looking 600 sq. ft. home is a KIT!!! From Pan Adobe Cedar Homes. The photo is a slight variation of the plan that's shown. by linda
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linda This great looking 600 sq. ft. home is a KIT!!! From Pan Adobe Cedar Homes. The photo is a slight variation of the plan that's shown.
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Phil Cuttance:  The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by by delia
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delia Phil Cuttance: The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by
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The orchid family (Orchidaceae) consists of a wide range of terrestrial, perennial and herbaceous plants categorized in several genera and species. Orchids are prized by homeowners for their ... by randi
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randi The orchid family (Orchidaceae) consists of a wide range of terrestrial, perennial and herbaceous plants categorized in several genera and species. Orchids are prized by homeowners for their ...
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The 16th century manuscript, listed simply as: 'Fechtbuch: Libr. pict. A 83' is hosted by the State Library of Berlin. This fencing manuscript, made from paper*, was produced in the early 1500s in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. There is next to no online commentary and the work consists of about 140 pages, featuring ink and watercolour/ink-wash illustrations. by juliana
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juliana The 16th century manuscript, listed simply as: 'Fechtbuch: Libr. pict. A 83' is hosted by the State Library of Berlin. This fencing manuscript, made from paper*, was produced in the early 1500s in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. There is next to no online commentary and the work consists of about 140 pages, featuring ink and watercolour/ink-wash illustrations.
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Nobel Peace Prize winner and Mayan activist Rigoberta Menchu brings the world of her earliest childhood vividly to life in this colorful book. Before the war in Guatemala and despite the hardships that the Mayan people endured, life in the Mayan villages of the highlands had a beauty and integrity. This was forever changed by the conflict and brutal genocide that was to come. Menchu's stories of h by red_birdie
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red_birdie Nobel Peace Prize winner and Mayan activist Rigoberta Menchu brings the world of her earliest childhood vividly to life in this colorful book. Before the war in Guatemala and despite the hardships that the Mayan people endured, life in the Mayan villages of the highlands had a beauty and integrity. This was forever changed by the conflict and brutal genocide that was to come. Menchu's stories of h
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This great looking 600 sq. ft. home is a KIT!!! From Pan Adobe Cedar Homes. The photo is a slight variation of the plan that's shown. by linda
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linda This great looking 600 sq. ft. home is a KIT!!! From Pan Adobe Cedar Homes. The photo is a slight variation of the plan that's shown.
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Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England - UK Is a restored medieval castle. The castle dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor (r. 1042-1066) and was completed by Roger de Montgomery, who became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. From the 11th century onward, the castle has served as a hereditary stately home to several families by molly
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molly Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England - UK Is a restored medieval castle. The castle dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor (r. 1042-1066) and was completed by Roger de Montgomery, who became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. From the 11th century onward, the castle has served as a hereditary stately home to several families
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Louise Odier  Bred in 1851, this vigorous old garden rose remains popular for its strength as a cut flower, use in the landscape (it makes a stunning hedge!), constant supply of summertime blooms, and intense sweet fragrance.  Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide  Zones: 5-9 by Seriously?
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Seriously? Louise Odier Bred in 1851, this vigorous old garden rose remains popular for its strength as a cut flower, use in the landscape (it makes a stunning hedge!), constant supply of summertime blooms, and intense sweet fragrance. Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide Zones: 5-9
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Murphy Ranch -- This abandoned Nazi base was originally built in 1933 by Winona and Norman Stephens, and came with a sizable water storage tank, fuel tank, bomb shelter, and bunkers surrounding the compound. The site is now owned by the city of Los Angeles, and despite repeated calls for its demolition, it remains a popular attraction for hikers and tourists. by dionne
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dionne Murphy Ranch -- This abandoned Nazi base was originally built in 1933 by Winona and Norman Stephens, and came with a sizable water storage tank, fuel tank, bomb shelter, and bunkers surrounding the compound. The site is now owned by the city of Los Angeles, and despite repeated calls for its demolition, it remains a popular attraction for hikers and tourists.
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He counts the stars. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 He counts the stars.
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Fumiko Nakayama - This quilt artist has spawned a huge interest in mola interpretations and has written several books on the subject. Her quilts are breathtaking in their coloration and execution. by marianne
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marianne Fumiko Nakayama - This quilt artist has spawned a huge interest in mola interpretations and has written several books on the subject. Her quilts are breathtaking in their coloration and execution.
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Persepolis, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE by shauna
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shauna Persepolis, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE
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A tomb painting of two girls dancing to music made by several women. Two of the women clap their hands to keep the rhythm, another plays a double flute, and the second from the left may be a singer. The scene is found in the tomb of Nebamun at Thebes and dates to circa 1400 B.C.E. The part of the painting shown here measures about 11 3/4 inches tall. by daheuer
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daheuer A tomb painting of two girls dancing to music made by several women. Two of the women clap their hands to keep the rhythm, another plays a double flute, and the second from the left may be a singer. The scene is found in the tomb of Nebamun at Thebes and dates to circa 1400 B.C.E. The part of the painting shown here measures about 11 3/4 inches tall.
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It isn’t in the Water, it’s in the Seed
[K] Let me introduce you to A Florida Enchantment - a film produced in 1914 which isn’t only one of the earliest depictions of homosexuality on the silver screen, but also the earliest one to settle the question about the origin of homosexuality once and for all… unfortunately, no one remembers. And no, it’s not music videos. Here’s how it works:
The film’s protagonist pops a by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal butch-in-progress: It isn’t in the Water, it’s in the Seed [K] Let me introduce you to A Florida Enchantment - a film produced in 1914 which isn’t only one of the earliest depictions of homosexuality on the silver screen, but also the earliest one to settle the question about the origin of homosexuality once and for all… unfortunately, no one remembers. And no, it’s not music videos. Here’s how it works: The film’s protagonist pops a
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This flag was carried by Colonel Stand Watie’s Cherokee Mounted Rifles; the body of the flag is the First National pattern flag of the Confederate States; the canton is blue with eleven white stars in a circle, surrounding five red stars representing the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole); the large red star in the center represents the Cherokee Nation. “Cherokee Braves” is lettered in red in the center of the white stripe. From the Trans Mississippi Museum by liliana
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liliana This flag was carried by Colonel Stand Watie’s Cherokee Mounted Rifles; the body of the flag is the First National pattern flag of the Confederate States; the canton is blue with eleven white stars in a circle, surrounding five red stars representing the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole); the large red star in the center represents the Cherokee Nation. “Cherokee Braves” is lettered in red in the center of the white stripe. From the Trans Mississippi Museum
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The 16th century manuscript, listed simply as: 'Fechtbuch: Libr. pict. A 83' is hosted by the State Library of Berlin. This fencing manuscript, made from paper*, was produced in the early 1500s in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. There is next to no online commentary and the work consists of about 140 pages, featuring ink and watercolour/ink-wash illustrations. by juliana
juliana
juliana The 16th century manuscript, listed simply as: 'Fechtbuch: Libr. pict. A 83' is hosted by the State Library of Berlin. This fencing manuscript, made from paper*, was produced in the early 1500s in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. There is next to no online commentary and the work consists of about 140 pages, featuring ink and watercolour/ink-wash illustrations.
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Anniversary Gift: A year of creative dates.  Some of these are a little pricey but they almost all sound like fun.  I combined this with the $2 date jar from Dating Divas and several lists from the website called The Nest to create 53 dates, over half of which were free or $2.  So fun and Husband loved it. by kimeyly
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kimeyly Anniversary Gift: A year of creative dates. Some of these are a little pricey but they almost all sound like fun. I combined this with the $2 date jar from Dating Divas and several lists from the website called The Nest to create 53 dates, over half of which were free or $2. So fun and Husband loved it.
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Beautiful variation of a flag quilt by kasey
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kasey Beautiful variation of a flag quilt
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Cookie Cutter Wreath -- Assembled in minutes out of common home supplies — star cookie cutters, silver paper clips, and red twist ties — this charming creation is a cinch to craft. On a flat surface, arrange cutters into a circular shape as shown; clip together where stars touch. Carefully flip wreath over and secure the same spots with additional paper clips. Tightly twist ties around these sections as shown. Evergreen sprig optional. by T Ann Rogers
T Ann Rogers
T Ann Rogers Cookie Cutter Wreath -- Assembled in minutes out of common home supplies — star cookie cutters, silver paper clips, and red twist ties — this charming creation is a cinch to craft. On a flat surface, arrange cutters into a circular shape as shown; clip together where stars touch. Carefully flip wreath over and secure the same spots with additional paper clips. Tightly twist ties around these sections as shown. Evergreen sprig optional.
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2012- Smog is seen over the Athabasca River, a place where archeological remains of First Nations people dates back over 3000 years. The Athabasca River feeds the Athabasca Delta, the third largest fresh water delta in the world, it also feeds the water needs of most of the large Oil Sands operations which consume an average of 3.3 barrels of water for each barrel of oil produced. Local residents complain that pollution has effected the fish, saying they taste oily and have deformities, they ... by janis
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janis 2012- Smog is seen over the Athabasca River, a place where archeological remains of First Nations people dates back over 3000 years. The Athabasca River feeds the Athabasca Delta, the third largest fresh water delta in the world, it also feeds the water needs of most of the large Oil Sands operations which consume an average of 3.3 barrels of water for each barrel of oil produced. Local residents complain that pollution has effected the fish, saying they taste oily and have deformities, they ...
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Cross [Crucifix] in a side chapel of Salamanca Cathedral.(Photo by Lawrence OP) In this Crucifix, Jesus is depicted as Christ the King, a title of Jesus based on several passages of Scripture. The Roman Catholic Church, along with many Protestant denominations, including Anglicans, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Methodists, celebrate the Feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday of the liturgical year (before the first Sunday of Advent, the earliest date being 27 November). by DeeDeeBean
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DeeDeeBean Cross [Crucifix] in a side chapel of Salamanca Cathedral.(Photo by Lawrence OP) In this Crucifix, Jesus is depicted as Christ the King, a title of Jesus based on several passages of Scripture. The Roman Catholic Church, along with many Protestant denominations, including Anglicans, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Methodists, celebrate the Feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday of the liturgical year (before the first Sunday of Advent, the earliest date being 27 November).
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The Circle of Life - Maybe a variation of this by megan
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megan The Circle of Life - Maybe a variation of this
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Second variation of the celtic star by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Second variation of the celtic star
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