Die Nuba, Leni Riefenstahl

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From the huntingtonlibrary: Be glad tumblr isn’t scratch & sniff (yet?)—one of our Amorphophallus titanum specimens (aka corpse flower, stinky plant, titan arum) is getting ready to bloom! We’ll be posting daily pics on our instagram and website, sending out updates via twitter, and rounding out the fun with some goodies here on tumblr. Best guess right now is that it’ll bloom sometime this coming week. It’s on view in the Conservatory now through the big stink.

caption: Image from volume 117 (January 1891) of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine, in The Huntington’s holdings. GIFed by The Huntington.

Fall of the Rebel Angels, Naples, early 18th century, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

Fall of the Rebel Angels, Naples, early 18th century, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

Iron orthopedic corset for an adolescent ca. 1615-25

From the Musée Galliera

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Suit, 1770-80

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Josephine Baker

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Ana Pavlova in a traditional russian gown

Ana Pavlova in a traditional russian gown

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