Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

Recent shoe acquisition via Modcloth!
When you order things on the internet and the things fit. And have surprise pockets.
Snake Skeleton by John William Orr, c. 1856 via Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Welcome to the faces I make sometimes.
This is my AMC Period Drama Ad Executive with a box of Items of a Time Forgotten face.

DERP and the Upswing of Internet Scholarship

These Are the Brave and Fluffy Cats Who Served in World War I

"Throughout the "war to end all wars," cats were a common sight in the trenches and aboard ships, where they hunted mice and rats. Beyond their "official" duties, they were also embraced as mascots and pets by the soldiers and sailors with whom they served." - Mark Strauss, io9

Tumblr and Why Archives Should Try It

Hot off the presses on my long-form blog:

…As outreach efforts continue to operate through digital mediums, archival institutions must work toward determining a social media platform that best represents their collections to global audiences. Wielding the power boost the viewership of archival objects, share current news and events related to an institution or specialized field, and promote outreach to potential patrons – Tumblr may the next step in constructing a highly representative online presence for archives and information institutions.” - Tumblr and Why Archives Should Try It, Archivalor

smithsonianlibraries:

Wilhelm C. H. (Wilhelm C. Hartwig) PetersNaturwissenschaftliche reise nach Mossambique, auf befehl Seiner Majestät des königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV, in den jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgefḧrt, von Wihelm C. H. Peters. Zoologie , 1852-
In the collection Butterflies and Moths in our Galaxy of Images.

smithsonianlibraries:

Wilhelm C. H. (Wilhelm C. Hartwig) Peters
Naturwissenschaftliche reise nach Mossambique, auf befehl Seiner Majestät des königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV, in den jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgefḧrt, von Wihelm C. H. Peters. Zoologie , 1852-

In the collection Butterflies and Moths in our Galaxy of Images.

Smithsonian TC: Engagement, Involvement, and Access

Black Cat, ca. 1920s via Reddit
Shoes for a new semester via Modcloth

Shoes for a new semester via Modcloth

engineeringhistory:

Lise Meitner, 1906. Meitner was the second woman to earn a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna and was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission in 1939.

engineeringhistory:

Lise Meitner, 1906. Meitner was the second woman to earn a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna and was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission in 1939.

(via curieincali)

Lazer-Cut Wooden Night Light Houses by HazelLazer on Etsy

The Middle School Dance, ca. 1950s via Reddit
London Punks, ca. 1980s via Reddit