Friday. A day I will remember forever, during which I suffred much!At 1 in the morning dear Alix began having pains that would not let her sleep. All day she lay in bed in great torment, poor thing. I could not watch her calmly. At about 2 in the morning dear Mamma arrived from Gatchina. The three of us – she, Ella and I – were with Alix constantly. At exactly 9 o´clock a baby’s cry was heard and we all breathed a sigh of relief! With a prayer we named the daughter sent to us by God ‘Olga’! When all anxiety was over, and the terrors has ceased there was simply a blessed feeling at what had come to pass! Thank God, Alix came through the birth well, and felt quite alert in the evening. I ate at night with Mama, and when I went to bed, I fell asleep at once!
Ballerina Anna Pavlova in Egypt
Amsterdamsch orphan girl, circa 1850. Orpheline d’Amsterdam. Valentine Bing and Jan Braet von Uberfeldt. Buffa & Fils, François. Colored lithography on paper. Traditional costumes in the Netherlands, Dutch Open Air Museum.
Braet von Uberfeldt (1807-1894) was a Dutch educator, illustrator, lithographer and painter who lived and worked in Amsterdam together with Valentine Bing.
Шарлемань Адольф Иосифович (1826 — 1901). Эскиз Большого государственного герба Российской империи, утвержденный Александром III 24 июля 1882 года. Бумага, акварель, гуашь, золото.
A Soviet tanker during World War II
Shakespeare Leather bound volumes 1752
A vampire killing kit, continental, c. 1900 or later,
Comprising a rosewood, ivory and silver gun in the form of a crucifix engraved I.H.S., a silver gun-powder flask, a glass vial, an ebonized wood and silver stake, an ivory ramrod, shells and two silver bullets in a green-felt-lined stained oak box.
the box: height 1 3/8 in.; width 3 1/2 in.; 7 1/4 in.; 3.5 cm; 9 cm; 18.5 cm
Fyodor Tyutchev (translated by Anatoly Liberman)