ca. 1840-60, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman leaning dramatically across a table, with a woman sitting politely beside him]
HIS SASS JUST REACHED OUT THROUGH THE COMPUTER SCREEN AND SMACKED ME ACROSS THE FACE WHILE SNAPPING IN A Z FORMATION AND TWIRLING BACK INTO THE PAGES OF HISTORY.
It’s like he cha-cha’d real smooth into the frame.
that was the best description. yes. SHE LOOKS SO UNCOMFORTABLE LIKE SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON.
September 10, 1898: Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, is assassinated in Geneva, Switzerland by Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni.
Elisabeth and her lady-in-waiting were walking along a promenade when Lucheni approached them. He seemed to stumble and made a movement with his hand, as if to maintain his balance. In reality, he had stabbed Elisabeth with a 4-inch sharpened needle file inserted into a wooden handle.
Lucheni later said: “I came to Geneva to kill a sovereign…it did not matter to me who the sovereign was whom I should kill…It was not a woman I struck, but an Empress; it was a crown that I had in view.”
The Empress was sixty-years old.
ca. 1870-80’s, [carte de visite portrait of a bare chested, bearded, and tattooed man], Charles Eisenmann