discardingimages:

grave-robbing hyena 

Conrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.

Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 78v

vietnamwarera:

Soldiers of the 20th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division shave using water that gathered in a bomb crater.

russian-criminal-tattoos:

Leningrad

This is a variation on a tattoo with a tulip which signifies, 'I was convicted for theft and robbery when underage, and when I reached eighteen I was transferred to Corrective Labour Colony No.5 to serve out the rest of my sentence (three years)’.

vivipiuomeno:

Shomei Tomatsu ph. portrait from Eros series, 1969         Also

thechemistryset:

Gwent County Hall, Croesyceiliog, c. 1970s

ghostof:

35mm-8 by RMFB on Flickr.

vietnamwarera:

25th Inf. Div. soldier on patrol near Camp Caroline, 1967.

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Knights of Columbus Building, New Haven, Connecticut, 1967-69

(Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo Associates)

goregirlsdungeon:

John Waters

— Blas Gallego

vietnamwarera:

Sailor with an M14

russian-criminal-tattoos:

Text in corrupted Latin reads: ‘I hope without any hope’.

A mermaid sitting on an anchor symbolises the parting with freedom, restricting written communication, and limited alcohol. It was popular in the 1960s & 1970s among both male and female criminals.

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