'De Herinacio. On the Hedgehog' the first nature video based on medieval bestiary ('the Rochester Bestiary', British Library, Royal 12 F XIII).
In Latin with English subs.
Dolls & animation: Ala Nunu Leszyńska/Obrazki nunu
Storyboard: Karolina Chabier
Music: Magda Tejchma
Narrated by Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett/Ensemble Peregrina
Text after the Latin Physiologus translated by Miłosz Sosnowski
A Female Mason Perched High above Berlin (c. 1910)
With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason’s daughter during the renovation work on the old city hall tower in Berlin.
Dec. 1, 1923: The French actress Mistinguett, née Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois, photographed at home in Paris with her hundreds of fine shoes and blurry pet monkey. She had a certain flair for things ostentatious and dramatic, having reportedly had her famous legs insured in 1919 for 500,000 francs, and, according to The New York Times, challenging strangers who jostled her. “Mlle. Mistinguett, France’s most popular music hall artist, may fight a duel one day soon,” a special cable to The Times reported. “She slapped a man’s face the other other evening and his wife is demanding reparation. Meanwhile Mistinguett is practicing with both pistols and foils so that she may be ready.” Photo: The New York Times
I love her.