John Everett Millais, Three Swordhilts, 1838-39. England. Birmingham Museums
According to the inscription, this work was executed when Millais was only nine and a half. Precociously gifted, Millais entered the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1840 at the age of eleven, its youngest ever student.
Today in Haitian History - August 6, 1867 - Former Haitian president (and Emperor) Faustin Soulouque dies at Petit-Goave.
Remembered by many for his eccentric behaviour and his numerous campaigns in the neighbouring Dominican Republic, Soulouque was elected president in 1847 following the death of Jean-Baptiste Riché. While chosen for the role by the mulatto fraction of the elite on the premise that he would be an adequate Puppet President, Soulouque surprised more than few when it became evident that would not not be subordinated to any forms of authority. In September 1849, he established a second Empire and became its leader (taking on the name Faustin I). Thanks to his paramilitary force (the Zinglins) he ruled Haiti with an iron fist until December 1858, when an insurrection forced him into exile in January of the next year. He died at Petit-Goave in 1867.
Image: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Victorian Men’s Hairstyles & Facial Hair
A collection of Victorian photographs, depicting some of the hairstyles and facial hair fashion of the time, and a few rather unique hair styles like a man with ringlets.
So many choices!
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One stormy night, one poet, and two lovers in a darkened room. Lord Byron Arrives is a provocative… OK, dirty zine set in the style of The Regency. A real knicker-twister about two former lovers who are about to be visited by one of the greatest lovers of all, Lord Byron.
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