A copy of a photograph showing the southwest side of the Carson House, located on 143 M. Street in Eureka, Humboldt County, California, ca. 1902.
Considered to be the most grand Victorian home in America, the Carson Mansion was built from 1884 to 1886 for the lumber baron William Carson, noted as the first man to mill redwood. The 18 roomed mansion housed 3 generations of Carsons until it was sold for $35,000 in 1950 to a preservation group.
It still stands today, but the house and grounds are not open to the public.
Photograph and information from the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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mugshots of Bertha Boronda, a Californian woman who was sentenced to five years for cutting off her husband’s genitals with a razor, out of fear he was planning on leaving her, 1908. 🖤
photos from vintagenewsdaily.com
The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty, now in Uzbekistan. The name Rēgistan (ریگستان) means "Sandy place" or "desert" in Persian.
It was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis - and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs (Islamic schools) of distinctive Islamic architecture.
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Jennifer Ehle as Lizzie Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1995) 💕✨ I absolutely ADORE her portrayal of Lizzie! I always thought that she had such a twinkle in her eye and so when Mr Darcy observes that she has "fine eyes" it genuinely does ring true! #janeausten
Board game • 2-9 players • Torguga 1669 is a game of double-crossing and espionage set aboard two ships moored near the island of Tortuga. I've never questioned the fam more when they started moving the treasure towards the French side of the boat! 😂 My only criticism is that the board is so tiny! What's the smallest board you've ever used in a board game?