the-history-of-fighting:

Painting by Jean-Baptist Debret, depicting life in Brazil in the early - mid-19th century.
Source
magictransistor:

Splender Solis
futurephar0ahs:

Teenage festive attire of the Thembu Qwathi clan. Transkei, South Africa 1960s
magictransistor:

James VanDerZee. Barefoot Prophet. 1929.
astronomy-to-zoology:

"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)
Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Aethridae-Hepatus-H. epheliticus
Image: Dawson
magictransistor:

Georg Bartisch, Ophthalmodouleia, 1583.
vjeranski:

Portuguese Man-O’-War, Watercolor illustrations after John White, 1585-1593
malformalady:

A Suri tribeswoman from Ethiopia is pictured wearing a large lip plug which is a traditional sign of beauty. When a Suri girl reaches puberty her two bottom teeth are removed and a small clay plate inserted which is slowly increased. The larger the plate the more cows her father can demand in dowry when she marries.
Photo credit: Igor Kruglikov