right now, someone is falling in love. someone is having their first kiss and getting the butterflies in their stomach. someone is holding their newborn baby. someone’s having a birthday. someone is laughing so hard their stomach hurts. someone is having a really good dream. someone is falling asleep thinking about someone they love. someone is dancing. someone is getting proposed to. someone is happy.
COMPARATIVE MAMMALIAN ANATOMY - 1860
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins
A comparative view of the human and animal frame
Chapman and Hall, 1860
Ten plates with brief explanatory text intended 'to give a comparative view of the variation in form of the bony skeleton or framework of those animals most frequently required by the artist, designer, or ornamentist.”
It appears that Waterhouse Hawkins, who is best known for his work with dinosaurs (here and here), wanted to make the illustrations as realistic as possible. All are depicted next to Homo sapiens, who is posed in ways the illustrator apparently felt were natural: a man leads a horse, gives a treat to his camel, shows off his elephant, and [perhaps] supplicates a king attended by the king of beasts.
The textual explanations of variation in animal form did not yet reflect the influence of Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory, but the detailed illustrations added much to the understanding of mammalian anatomy.
(Images and text [revised here] via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections)
for real though frick those horror movies that have creepy shit happen during the day time. like no. no. no you don’t. day time is safe time. that is safe time. nothing bad can happen during safe time. that is against the rules. frick you