Caricatures of Death Personified
From a pre-Revolutionary magazine, first published in Russia in 1906. Illustrations by Boris Kustodiev.
Personifications of death included depictions of the devastating 1906 drought and ensuing famine, and the ravages of cholera, in the midst of revolutionary uprisings in Moscow.
Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
"Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."
Homer, The Iliad. (via strugglesoulless)