12
Apr
2014
pureblyss:

THIS.

pureblyss:

THIS.

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12
Apr
2014
themightyglamazon:

gehayi:

queenofeden:

perplexingly:

Daughter of a gun (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?

*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
*clears throat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!! 
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate??? 
no.
MARY
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)

We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

I’M GONNA GET A LIBRARY CARD AS SOON AS I GET AN APARTMENT AND READ LITERALLY ALL OF THESE AND WEEP TEARS OF PROUD SISTERHOOD

themightyglamazon:

gehayi:

queenofeden:

perplexingly:

Daughter of a gun (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?

*puts on obnoxious historian hat*

*clears throat*

there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!! 

like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)

there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop

so you know who takes over??? the first mate??? 

no.

MARY

she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.

at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.

there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.

(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)

We need links!

Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark

Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett

Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett

Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling

Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen

Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly

The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence

Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

I’M GONNA GET A LIBRARY CARD AS SOON AS I GET AN APARTMENT AND READ LITERALLY ALL OF THESE AND WEEP TEARS OF PROUD SISTERHOOD

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12
Apr
2014

guyletatooer:

East River , Brooklyn .

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa antecubital space!  elbow pit!  god that’s gotta hurt.

Posted 4 days ago877 notesVIA
10
Apr
2014
Drying heather for dye stuffs on our back porch, the “greenhouse”. #garden #dyeing #naturaldyes #pachoulifish

Drying heather for dye stuffs on our back porch, the “greenhouse”. #garden #dyeing #naturaldyes #pachoulifish

Posted 5 days ago1 noteFiled Under: #dyeing #pachoulifish #garden #naturaldyes
10
Apr
2014

suncreaturestudio:

The Serpent Princess! OOOH man, this is just too cool not to share. Your daily dose of fantasy :) Enjoy this master piece!

omg i totally just died <3  yes this is best fantasy movie yes.

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06
Apr
2014
These losers right here. #cats #catsofinstagram #freya #peppo

These losers right here. #cats #catsofinstagram #freya #peppo

Posted 1 week agoFiled Under: #catsofinstagram #cats #peppo #freya
05
Apr
2014
lilithlaquim:

theycallmerhia:

OMG UNDER HER DRESS.

OHMYGODSSEND HALPI AM DED

lilithlaquim:

theycallmerhia:

OMG UNDER HER DRESS.

OHMYGODS

SEND HALP

I AM DED

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04
Apr
2014
oranginavagina:

#me #selfie #tattoo #girlswithtattoos #tattooedgirl #floraltattoo #floral #eyes #pretty

omg cutes patoots!  and i want your shirt, gimme!

oranginavagina:

#me #selfie #tattoo #girlswithtattoos #tattooedgirl #floraltattoo #floral #eyes #pretty

omg cutes patoots!  and i want your shirt, gimme!

Posted 1 week ago4 notesVIAFiled Under: #oranginavagina
04
Apr
2014

finickyfennec:

there’s a bigger sea for a girl like me.

Omg omg omg omg love love love

Posted 1 week ago17,794 notesVIA / SOURCE
03
Apr
2014

lithefider:

Part 2 of ‘Courtesan Jack Frost’ (LadyDelirium) with Pitch Black (Lithe-Fider).  Photography by RobotLyra on my camera at Anime Boston.  Part 1 [x].

This is so gorgeous.

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03
Apr
2014
bitofbohemia:

Windblow ~ a quilt by Maria Elkins

bitofbohemia:

Windblow ~ a quilt by Maria Elkins

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03
Apr
2014
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