The Fall of the Titans (16th Century) By Cornelis van Haarlem

Created between 1588 to 1590. Titans were divine beings who came before the Olympian Gods and Goddesses. In the War of the Titans, the Olympians imprison the Titans in Tartarus, as shown in this art. Tartarus is equivalent to Hell.

The Fall of the Titans (16th Century) By Cornelis van Haarlem

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The Flying Man (1870)

From the book “Wonderful Balloon Ascents”. The book is free to read online and download at Archive.org. The only thing worst then the look of this contraption, is the aftermath!

“In the midst of a frame of light wood sits the operator, steadying himself with one hand…” – Page 18, text accompanying image.

The Flying Man (1870)

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Buff Bat & More (1778)

Odd images from the 1778 book “Die Säugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur”(German), “The Mammals in Pictures after the Nature”(English).

Buff Bat & More (1778)
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The artist name couldn’t be found. However, there are three people in the ‘By’ section. Johann Christian Daniel, Georg August Goldfuss, and Andreas Johann Wagner.

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Betty Broadbent – Tattooed Venus (1938)

Betty Broadbent, known as ‘Tattooed Venus’ due to her over 500 body tattoos. She was also an entertainer, showing off her body art while riding large animals. In 1939 she even entered a pageant to challenge societies’ views of beauty.

Betty Broadbent - Tattooed Venus (1938)

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