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In 1880, 10 years before the start of production of the true Swiss Army Knife, John S. Holler has created this multifunction knife in Germany… 

The handle also opens to reveal miniature knives and scissors with a knife crucifix…

insanely cool…

burnedshoes:

© Moises Saman, undated, Ausweichmanöver – zwei Bäume gebogen vom Wind auf Rügen
“Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.” ― Titus Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things
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burnedshoes:

© Moises Saman, undated, Ausweichmanöver – zwei Bäume gebogen vom Wind auf Rügen

“Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.” ― Titus Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things

 
» find more of Magnum Photos here «

spoliamag:

"Keller’s close association with the Munich psychiatrist Dr. Albert von Schrenck-Notzing (1862–1929), and his participation in séances and occult experiments, placed him at the center of passionate debates in fin de siècle Germany on Seelenleben, or the life of the soul. While fascinated by the paranormal, Keller was equally enthralled by traditional Christian narratives such as the raising of the dead, the powers of mystical healing, and the mysteries of stigmata. He engaged in a lifelong search for new techniques and visual forms to describe shifting, uncertain states of being and becoming." - From Seance

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thewidowflannigan:

World War I — photos from the German trenches, more at BoingBoing

thewidowflannigan:

World War I — photos from the German trenches, more at BoingBoing

natgeofound:

A young woman admires flowers in a Baden garden in Germany, June 1928.Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A young woman admires flowers in a Baden garden in Germany, June 1928.Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien, National Geographic

natgeofound:

This glacial lake sits between mountains and a wild crag in Bavaria, Germany, December 1928.Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic

natgeofound:

This glacial lake sits between mountains and a wild crag in Bavaria, Germany, December 1928.
Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic

(via NATIVE SILVER. Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony,Germany. … | Lot #87099 | Heritage Auctions)

Native Silver “wires” have been known for as long as mining has taken place in this part of the ‘Ore Mountains’ (Freiberg was founded in 1186) and there has been a erratic production of them over the centuries. Re-unification of the two Germanys resulted in many things magically appearing from the backs of closets and under beds. Some of them were Wire Silvers. Freiberg Wire Silvers differ from some others, Kongsberg ones for example, in that they grow from a matrix of Acanthite: Silver Sulfide. This example still shows a tiny remnant of that material on the base of the wire. The two branches rising from the base, become three and then wind their way sinuously to form an ‘Art Nouveau’ sculpture. Without straightening, the group measures around 4.125 inches (10.5 cm) in height, from the Acanthite at the base to the top of the branches.

(via NATIVE SILVER. Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony,Germany. … | Lot #87099 | Heritage Auctions)

Native Silver “wires” have been known for as long as mining has taken place in this part of the ‘Ore Mountains’ (Freiberg was founded in 1186) and there has been a erratic production of them over the centuries. Re-unification of the two Germanys resulted in many things magically appearing from the backs of closets and under beds. Some of them were Wire Silvers. Freiberg Wire Silvers differ from some others, Kongsberg ones for example, in that they grow from a matrix of Acanthite: Silver Sulfide. This example still shows a tiny remnant of that material on the base of the wire. The two branches rising from the base, become three and then wind their way sinuously to form an ‘Art Nouveau’ sculpture. Without straightening, the group measures around 4.125 inches (10.5 cm) in height, from the Acanthite at the base to the top of the branches.

(via Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus - Yahoo! News)

BERLIN (AP) — An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.
Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning.
The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch so it could fulfill its engagements at an open-air fair in the western town of Mechernich-Kommern.
Michael Faber, who organizes the fair, told The Associated Press that an insect expert at a nearby university was able to provide 50fleas in time for the first show Sunday.
Faber says he hopes they’ll “get through this without any more fatalities…”

(via Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus - Yahoo! News)

BERLIN (AP) — An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.

Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning.

The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch so it could fulfill its engagements at an open-air fair in the western town of Mechernich-Kommern.

Michael Faber, who organizes the fair, told The Associated Press that an insect expert at a nearby university was able to provide 50fleas in time for the first show Sunday.

Faber says he hopes they’ll “get through this without any more fatalities…”