the ensign, the eternal bachelor The ensign, along with the captain and the lieutenant, was one of the senior officers in a company. Each company had its own banner, which had to be defended to the last. Aids to recognition, the banners also served as orientation points in battle. Read more: www.paleisamsterdam.nl #inalltheirglory
Maria Theresa, Archduchesse of Habsburg (detail) | Rosalba Carriera | 1730
[Baby Hatching from Egg], ca. 1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Denis Gouey Collection, 2010 (2010.216.3) #kids #metkids
Gullah Culture Thrived in Desolate Conditions
European settlers and enslaved Africans introduced Malaria and other tropical diseases to the Americas. These tropical diseases thrived in the swampy region of the Lowcountry. While many slaves were more resistant, the white planters were not. Therefore, whites moved their homes away from the rice fields and vacated the lowcountry at least during the humid season. For the Lowcountry Gullah, this isolation allowed for the creation and preservation of their distinct African culture.
Alseídes: ninfas das flores -Na mitologia grega, Alseídes eram ninfas associadas aos bosques e suas flores. habitam nos canaviais e arvoredos Costumavam assustar viajantes que passavam por seus domínios.Segundo a lenda Alseíde, a mais formosa das ninfas, protegeu a um campo de amapolas da fúria e dos raios de zeus. Logo, um arrependido deus olímpico, ao ver seu valor e desejo de cuidar das flores premiou a ninfa, dando-lhe este campo para sempre...