Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mad Doctor

ca. 1840’s, [Portrait of a Physician with Surgical Tools and Test Tubes]"Mad" angry or "mad" crazy? Either way, I would not want this man as my physician.

He does, however, have a distinctive and impressive beard, so that should count for something.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The First Steampunk

ca. 1870’s [portrait of a gentleman with goggles or spectacles], Plumb & LoomisThe gears of progress are driven by inherently dangerous mechanical contraptions that often emit fine particulates and occasional high-velocity shrapnel so it is imperative that one wear sufficient ocular protective devices at all times so as to avoid unnecessary injury and inconvenient diminishment of vision.

And this gentleman is totally rocking the mad scientist vibe.