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Montmartre, Paris, France, 1952. Photographed by Robert Capa.

Montmartre, Paris, France, 1952. Photographed by Robert Capa.

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Georges Couthon.

French lawyer, revolutionary and politician. Close to Maximilien Robespierre. As the French Revolution grew nearer, Couthon started to become disabled due to advancing paralysis in both legs. While doctors diagnosed Couthon with meningitis in 1792, Couthon blamed his paralysis on the frequent sexual experiences of his youth; although he began treating his condition with mineral baths, he grew so weak by 1793 that he was confined to a wheelchair (from Wikipedia). He was guillotined with the robespierrists in 1794.

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François Claudius Koenigstein also known as Ravachol was a French anarchist. He was guillotined at age 32 in 1892 after being found guilty of multiple crimes.

Ravachol became a romanticised symbol of desperate revolt and became glorified due to his implacable logic and his courage in front of the guillotine. A number of songs were composed in his honour, such as la Ravachole.

I find him fascinating and obviously, so damn handsome.

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I’m sorry I don’t know what picture I should pick !

Asmahan (real name: Amal El Atrach) was a Syrian singer and actress. She was also a druze princess and a spy for the British army during WW2. She died at age 27, drowned in her car, in the Nile. We don’t know if it was an accident or a murder. She was the sister of Farid El Atrach, who was a famous singer and actor as well.

British Regulars advancing against American po…

British Regulars advancing against American positions at the Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814. Painting by Graham Turner.

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Cool pics of classic beauties posing with themselves paintings.

Cool pics of classic beauties posing with themselves paintings.

Duke Alexander of Wurttemberg (1804-1881) is s…

Duke Alexander of Wurttemberg (1804-1881) is so handsome! I would easily fall in love with him if I lived in the 19th century…

The Princess of Abstract Art: 16 extraordinary vintage…

The Princess of Abstract Art: 16 extraordinary vintage photographs of Fahrelnissa Zeid in her studio.

The story behind John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce…

The story behind John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

What if abstract models were real people? Photographer imagines…

What if abstract models were real people? Photographer imagines what the subjects in famous paintings would look like!