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Inuit man wearing a sea lion gut parka. Nome, Alaska; ca. 1900

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Paris Exposition, 1900

That building in the top left is such an eyesore.

That building in the top left is such an eyesore.


Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in cage. Lincoln Park Zoo. 1900

I can only imagine how difficult it was to get that guy there without tranquilizers etc.

I can only imagine how difficult it was to get that guy there without tranquilizers etc. (Perhaps a large net?)


Carl Oscar Henning Forslund. First person in Sweden who got fined for speeding on 26 may 1900

That reckless rascal! Out impressing the ladies no doubt.

That reckless rascal! Out impressing the ladies no doubt.

Police constable Karlsson could outrun the car. Here is a picture of the police report.


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Neuschwanstein Castle. c. 1900

Neuschwanstein Castle. c. 1900

“… the location is one of the most beautiful to be found, holy and unapproachable, a worthy temple for the divine friend who has brought salvation and true blessing to the world.” – King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Commissioned by the “Mad King” Ludwig II of Bavaria in the late 19th century, the Neuschwanstein Castle has since become the symbol of iconic “fairy tale” castles commonly found in children’s literature and fables. Built into a hillside near the town of Fussen in in Germany, Ludwig had intended the castle to be his retreat from public view, as he was known for his reclusive nature. Following his death, the castle became a popular tourist attraction, and eventually served as the inspiration for the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle created by Walt Disney.