Newly Made Widow- ‘He is a fashionable undertaker, but even his charges are far below what I can afford, and I want to give my husband the most expensive funeral I can, you know.’

The Friend- ‘Why don’t you get a plumber to bury him then?’

The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas, September 4, 1891 (via fetch-the-undertaker)

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hummeline said:

GUYS. My most amazing friend Kelly started a blog basically about all the weird things she’s found writing her dissertation on 19th c. morticians (officially called: “Men of Sorrow, Markets of Grief: A History of the American Funeral Industry, 1780-1930.”) She’s just getting started, but please give her a warm welcome to Tumblr! 

AAaaaa Kelly is amazing and this blog is probably going to be amazing!  If you love history- especially the weird, particular tidbits of history that make it so rich and oddly relatable- you should definitely check this out.

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bikiniarmorbattledamage:

wulfgnar:

I keep getting this question a lot and this still exists in tutorial books, concept art etc. Please stop doing it.
edit: It’s not about realism, more about common sense over fashion. How can women admire and relate to “strong female roles” when sexiness is valued over everything.

Every time we share a parody tutorial like this, part of me worries that it will be mistake for real advice due to the general state of media that includes female armor.
-wincenworks

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

wulfgnar:

I keep getting this question a lot and this still exists in tutorial books, concept art etc. Please stop doing it.

edit: It’s not about realism, more about common sense over fashion. How can women admire and relate to “strong female roles” when sexiness is valued over everything.

Every time we share a parody tutorial like this, part of me worries that it will be mistake for real advice due to the general state of media that includes female armor.

-wincenworks