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A fine morning. A Charming warm Day. Every thing looks gay and lively. The Grass begins to spring, and the sprightly sunbeams gleam upon the houses. The windows are opened, the insects begin to buz, and every thing wellcomes the Joyful Spring.
John Adams’s diary, April 12, 1756 (via foundingfatherfest)
unspeakablevice:

l-a-c-h-r-ymose:

Louis XVI suggesting an alternative to the original design of the guillotine in La Révolution Française (1989)
:(

Akjahsdkjapocryphalstoryajsdkad, but still cinematically speaking I enjoy this scene. In terms of telling stories in movies it’s pretty neat. I know it’s like beat-you-over-the-head ~foreshadowing~ but I enjoy it ;.;

unspeakablevice:

l-a-c-h-r-ymose:

Louis XVI suggesting an alternative to the original design of the guillotine in La Révolution Française (1989)

:(

Akjahsdkjapocryphalstoryajsdkad, but still cinematically speaking I enjoy this scene. In terms of telling stories in movies it’s pretty neat. I know it’s like beat-you-over-the-head ~foreshadowing~ but I enjoy it ;.;

(via bunniesandbeheadings)

rhys-rhetorical:

Oh what I could be if there was only me!
Oh what I’d do if I didn’t have you! 
So has this been done before…? Cause Devon and Cornwall translate really well into Hermann and Newt. K-Science Dragon! 
Original image here

rhys-rhetorical:

Oh what I could be if there was only me!

Oh what I’d do if I didn’t have you! 

So has this been done before…? Cause Devon and Cornwall translate really well into Hermann and Newt. K-Science Dragon! 

Original image here

(via frostneko)

lord-kitschener:

salparadisewasright:

lord-kitschener:

gdfalksen:

If WWI was a Rap Battle…

play this at my wedding, my funeral, and the births of all my children

How many children do you expect to bear after your funeral?

for the literalists in the audience, vary the order of that list as needed

(via historythings)

crookedsin:

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This movie will never not be a screencap goldmine

Before popcorns were invented/discovered, there were orange slices … 

(via feistyphocion)

marthajefferson:

artgiants:

Alice and Martin Provensen

comepraisetheinfanta:

Robespierre and Danton being aaaaawkward

You are free of don’t believe it … but in the Italian Dub, the guy who peeks in still speaks in French. It’s funny because he talks in French and Danton replies to him in Italian!!! 

(via bunniesandbeheadings)

The Window was open, and I, who was an invalid and afraid of the Air in the night … , shut it close. Oh! says Franklin dont shut the Window. We shall be suffocated. I answered I was afraid of the Evening Air. Dr. Franklin replied, the Air within this Chamber will soon be, and indeed is now…

historyadventurer:

The Feuding Founding Fathers: The Confrontation that Shaped the Nation; June 14, 2014 at the Hamilton Grange National Memorial; New York City. Last month, I set aside my dislike of New York (it’s an overly-stressful city) for my first ever Alexander Hamilton Pilgrimage. Mostly, I just needed a reason to get myself to the Hamilton-Jefferson debate that takes place at the Grange, Hamilton’s New York City home, every year. And let me tell you—it did not disappoint! From Hessian flies to the Bill of Rights and the National Bank, Hammy and the Teej verbally duked it out for an hour and a half before taking questions from the audience. Both gentlemen were absolutely perfect, though Jefferson was far more eloquent than the real Teej would have been. (Massive fear of public speaking. And a high-pitched voice, supposedly…) I will grant you, however, Mr Jefferson gracefully skirted around one boy who clearly fishing for a Sally Hemings-related answer. (During the photo opp afterwards, he told the boy’s mom to check out Annette Gordon-Reed for more information—and you probably should too.) I suggest you definitely head up to the Grange for this annual event, if you have the chance!!

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publius-esquire:

The compilation of Alexander Hamilton’s mad artistic skills