Posts tagged "illustration"
Wanted to dress up for Shakespeare’s Birthday but needed costume help? Well, help has arrived for a mere two shillings (or fifty cents) from this 1892 publication with so very many suggestions (some entirely inappropriate for any occasion - this was published in 1892.)
illustrations from Masquerade and carnival: their customs and costumes by Mrs. Jennie Taylor Wandle
#7FFF00 or #DFFF00: your choice. From New York Plaisance, “a magazine devoted to places of amusement.”
UFO or jellyfish? You decide. Die Medusen (1897)
These plates present a nice reminder to consider and languidly gesture to your environment while staring off into space, deep in contemplation of your own existence.
from Le Costume Ancien et Moderne, newly digitized for the Cultural Heritage Library at Smithsonian Libraries.
Have my dreams really come true?!?
Another clever cover from our Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music. Find just the covers on our website, or check out the actual music at Internet Archive.
Today in 1836, Richard E. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, published an account of life discovered on the moon by noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel. Here, in a portfolio of images from Leopoldo Galluzzo’s Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel , (1836) winged moon men (or “Moon Yetis” as we call them today) hunt moon bison and braid their girlfriend’s hair.
More from this publication.
More about the discovery.
Back cover of Everything for the Fruit Grower (1896) from E.W. Reid’s Nurseries out of Bridgeport OH. See more examples in our Seed Catalog collection.
Happy Vernal Equinox!
The Newfoundland Dog, from an Italian translation of The Naturalist’s cabinet, Il gabinetto del giovane naturalista, t.2 by Thomas Smith.
Newfoundland’s exhibit a natural ability to rescue people from the water, in fact, In 1828,Ann Harveyof Isle aux Morts, her father, her brother, and a Newfoundland Dog named Hairyman saved over 160 Irish immigrants from the wreck of the brig Dispatch.
For your entertainment, no mere gladiatorial games will do - instead an actual naval battle in the Colosseum itself, courtesy the Emperor Domitian.
from Entwurff einer historischen Architectur..(Drafts of historical architecture) including the seven wonders of the world.
Illustration of oocytes, including that of Sternoptyx diaphana the transparent hatchet fish.
Recorded as part of a scientific expedition undertaken by Albert I, Prince of Monaco. According to the note opposite the title page, the publication in which this appears was completed in 1916, but due to the War, was not printed until 1920.