by Kayla AncrumA colleague of mine was talking to me recently about her misgivings about her capabilities regarding writing Women of Color. She wanted very badly to include several WOC characters …
Callot Soeurs evening dress, 1910-15
From the Amsterdam Museum
Was the owner of this dress a time traveler who was a Game of Thrones fan? Because it really looks like a GoT costume.
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman might be coming to theaters? I have been obsessed with this book since I was a kid. I hope that if it happens, Lena Dunham does it justice.
Yes, please! This is one of my all time favorite books and really fueled my passion for history. I just hope they can do it justice (and do the costumes right).
Ladies and gentlemen, what you see before you is something that I don’t think has ever been done before. This is a gif of Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse….seen from the orbit of Mercury.
In the image, the Moon can be seen slowly disappearing into Earth’s shadow over the course of an hour. The series of 31 images were taken by the narrow-angle camera on Messenger, orbiting high above Mercury. The Earth and Moon were about 66 million miles from the spacecraft at the time of the Eclipse.
In the raw image, Earth is about five pixels across, and the Moon is just over one. The luminosity of the Moon was increased by a factor of 25 in order to make it more visible.
While we’ve seen a solar eclipse from the Mir space station before, and a solar eclipse from lunar orbit, I believe this is the first time any eclipse has been seen from the perspective of another planetary body.
Absolutely stunning. The full article by the Planetary Society is here.
Sooo like a true history peep, I take notes on random bits of historical history. This week, carriages! :D (forgive me if I made a mistake!)
CALASH (also name for folding top on BAROUCHE, CHAISE and VICTORIA)
CHAISE (CHAY, SHAY)
Really useful reference.