Lavoisier is having none of your shit.
Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.
Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject.
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.
Rebloggin’ for the fantastic commentary and the edit :)
omg I didn’t realize that, I love this scene 100x more now
#okay but the movie is literal perfection when you realize#95% of the time he still thinks he’s little bitty shit!steve#but yeah no THIS SCENE IN PARTICULAR#also we don’t see the fight because its probably laughable#Steve still trying to stop punches with his goddamn face#only it works this time#aLSO THOSE TWO SECONDS BEFORE HE SEES THE GUARDS#HE’S ALL LIKE#’FUCK YEAH THREE POINT LANDI—oh fuck’ (tags via bluandorange)
Art by Megan Linger (tumblr)
In 1778, General George Washington ordered Benjamin Tallmadge to create an intelligence network in the New York City area. Relying heavily on his childhood friends from Long Island, Benjamin formed the Culper Ring.
The Culper Ring was an elaborate scheme to transfer information about British forces in New York City to George Washington in New Windsor, a town sixty miles north of New York City. Intelligence collected by the society reporter and shopkeeper Robert Townsend was carried sixty miles east to Setauket by Austin Roe, a Long Island tavern keeper. Austin left Robert’s coded messages in a field where there were collected by a Setauket farmer named Abraham Woodhull. Abraham transferred these messages to Caleb Brewster, a known smuggler. Caleb took the information across the Long Island Sound to Connecticut where he met Benjamin Tallmadge who brought the information to George Washington. Along the route, further coded information was added about the movements of British forces in Long Island and Connecticut. The intelligence collected by the Culper Ring thwarted several British attacks and played an important role in the identification of Benedict Arnold as a traitor.
Anna Strong served as a connection point between Abraham and Caleb. A black petticoat on Anna’s clothesline told Caleb a message was ready. She hung between one and six handkerchiefs to let Abraham known which cove Caleb was hiding in. In the image above, Anna is letting Abraham know Caleb is the first cove.
Turn, AMC’s new series about the Culper Ring, portrays Anna as the childhood sweetheart of Abraham Woodhull. In reality, Anna was ten years older than Abraham and by 1778, the mother of seven children. Her husband Selah was imprisoned by the British and the couple spent the majority of the war apart. Afterwards, Anna gave birth to her last child, a son named George Washington Strong.
tony issues tablets to all the avengers and thor sighing because this technology’s so fucking old he barely remembers how to use it anymore
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captain america: the winter soldier gag reel
Art by Kate (tumblr)
"I intend to visit 727 [New York City] before long and think by the assistance of a 355 [lady] of my acquaintance, shall be able to outwit them all.”
-Abraham Woodhull writing to Benjamin Tallmadge
The most mysterious member of the Culper Ring is a woman known as Agent 355. The most common theory is that Agent 355 was a socialite from a Loyalist family. Others have suggested Agent 355 might have been a servant in the home of a Loyalist family, however this contradicts the usage of the number 355. The Culper code book had four designations for gender: man (371), gentleman (237), woman (701), and lady (355). According to this code, a female servant would be a 701 while a 355 would be a woman from a prominent, affluent family. Some have suggested Agent 355 was Culper Ring member Anna Strong. However, Anna spent the war on Long Island near Abraham. It is unlikely the two met in New York City.
In the 1940s, a theory circulated that Agent 355 was the secret lover of Robert Townsend and that she was arrested and bore his child in prison. Robert did have son named Robert Jr. born out of wedlock, but he was born a year after the end of the American Revolution. A Townsend family scrapbook lists Robert Jr. as the son of the family’s housekeeper Mary Banvard.
There may have been a connection between Agent 355 and John André, head of British Intelligence. Abraham Woodhull evade arrest thanks to a “friend” of John’s and the groups appears to have had greater access to information when John was in New York. John André was a known ladies man with a tendency to underestimate women. When British attack plans were leaked from a meeting at the Darrah family home in Philadelphia, John only questioned the men of the house. It never occurred to him that 48 year old Lydia Darrah was one who tipped off the Continental Army. A lady from New York City such as Agent 355 could be the link between John André and the Culper Ring.
In AMC’s Turn, Agent 355 is a black servant named Abigail who offers to work with the Culper Ring if Anna Strong will protect her son. A re-imagined version of Agent 355 can be found in the comic book Y: The Last Man.
Cats can be bros sometimes.
My friend painted a piano to look like a cartoon piano. This is the final result.
are you telling me this isnt a cartoon piano
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) kids are growing up.
They grew eyebrows too
Did Agustus Gloop just Nevil Longbottum us??
no, but i think that Jordan Fry Nevil Longbottomed us
I think we missed the true Longbottom of this cast… Blair Dunlop
What was in that chocolate and where can I get some
putting my favorite people in a thing → Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Idris Elba as John Smith
Gina Torres as Jane Smith
"Your aim’s as bad as your cooking sweetheart…and that’s saying something!"
So this happened on Twitter.
Agent Triplett for Karen.
why does everyone look so surprised when i say the reason for cutting my hair short is the hot weather, what were u expecting “i need to take my father’s place in war and the chinese army won’t accept women” ???