Glen Gould. swoon.

Glen Gould. swoon.

This beautiful lady is Irena Anders, wife of polish general Władysław Anders who was fighting in Monte Cassino. 

This beautiful lady is Irena Anders, wife of polish general Władysław Anders who was fighting in Monte Cassino. 

Gaito Gazdanov (1903-1971) was an Ossetian émigré writer and in my opinion one of the most underrated figures in literary history. Despite being one of the most celebrated Ossetian writers in history, Gazdanov was relatively obscure during his life time and still is today. He made his living as a factory worker and taxi driver in Paris where he hosted radio programs on Russian Literature under the pseudonym  Georgi Cherkasov. The first English translations of his novels began to appear in the 1950s but Gazdanov never achieved much commercial success in his lifetime. His works were banned in the USSR due to Gazdanov fighting for the White Army during the Russian civil war and being a large Bolshevik opponent. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Gazdanov received his rightful place in Russian literary history. 

Gaito Gazdanov (1903-1971) was an Ossetian émigré writer and in my opinion one of the most underrated figures in literary history. Despite being one of the most celebrated Ossetian writers in history, Gazdanov was relatively obscure during his life time and still is today. He made his living as a factory worker and taxi driver in Paris where he hosted radio programs on Russian Literature under the pseudonym  Georgi Cherkasov. The first English translations of his novels began to appear in the 1950s but Gazdanov never achieved much commercial success in his lifetime. His works were banned in the USSR due to Gazdanov fighting for the White Army during the Russian civil war and being a large Bolshevik opponent. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Gazdanov received his rightful place in Russian literary history. 

Prince William of Gloucester (William Henry Andrew Frederick; 18 December 1941 – 28 August 1972) was a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom.

Prince William of Gloucester (William Henry Andrew Frederick; 18 December 1941 – 28 August 1972) was a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom.

This is Anna “Vesse” Dahl and she is super duper adorable - I mean, just look at her. She’s a self-educated Norwegian adventurer and made contributions to nuclear physics. Here’s her Smithsonian Institute Profile.
(But damn, those boots.)

This is Anna “Vesse” Dahl and she is super duper adorable - I mean, just look at her. She’s a self-educated Norwegian adventurer and made contributions to nuclear physics. Here’s her Smithsonian Institute Profile.

(But damn, those boots.)

It occurred to me that this year marks the 100th anniversary of WWI and that’s just like WOw holy shit 100 years MAN I REMEMBER WHEN THE LAST SURVIVOR OF WWI DIED IN LIKE… 2012? THAT WAS SO SAD it’s so eerie how far away it feels now and yet how close WWII still feels to us.

DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT HISTORY AND GET HELLA EMOTIONAL
BECAUSE I DO

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort and husband of Queen Victoria

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort and husband of Queen Victoria


Caracalla - 22nd Emperor of the Roman Empire 
(aka the hottest Roman emperor)

Caracalla - 22nd Emperor of the Roman Empire

(aka the hottest Roman emperor)

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (August 12, 1904 - July 17, 1918) 
This adorable heir-to-be was the youngest child of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was described with “a long, finely chiseled face, delicate features, auburn hair with a coppery glint, and large grey-blue eyes like his mother” (and WHO WOULDN’T FALL FOR A BOY LIKE THAT, HMM?) He also inherited hemophilia which would often interrupt his daily life but he didn’t let that stop him from joining the military.
Before people start screeching at me because he was only 13 when he was assassinated, I had the weirdest school-girl crush on this kid back in 8th grade. I did a history project based on the Romanov family and, well - when I saw his picture I was awestruck. Mind you, I was only thirteen so I’m not some crazed pedophile or anything ahhahaha. I guess I grew out of my history crush as I got older but I think this deserved to be here. 

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (August 12, 1904 - July 17, 1918) 

This adorable heir-to-be was the youngest child of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was described with “a long, finely chiseled face, delicate features, auburn hair with a coppery glint, and large grey-blue eyes like his mother” (and WHO WOULDN’T FALL FOR A BOY LIKE THAT, HMM?) He also inherited hemophilia which would often interrupt his daily life but he didn’t let that stop him from joining the military.

Before people start screeching at me because he was only 13 when he was assassinated, I had the weirdest school-girl crush on this kid back in 8th grade. I did a history project based on the Romanov family and, well - when I saw his picture I was awestruck. Mind you, I was only thirteen so I’m not some crazed pedophile or anything ahhahaha. I guess I grew out of my history crush as I got older but I think this deserved to be here.