Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bookplates











The University of Notre Dame has a bookplate registry. Link…

Friday, October 26, 2007

Mug Shots






Photographs from the Arkansas State Prison 1915-1937. Link…

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hellenica



All things Greek, including information about Aitna tetradrachm, the world's most valuable coin. Link…

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Digital de Canarias











All things Canary Islands. Link…

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bearded Man on a Cloud








''Imagines veteris ac Novi Testamenti' [direct link to 48.4Mb PDF] is just one of the many illustrated bibles that The University of London has in its extensive collection. Link…

Monday, October 22, 2007

Native Peoples of Siberia











Part of the Meeting of Frontiers collection. Link…

Friday, October 19, 2007

Railway Telecomms






Yes, that's right. It's all about railway telephones. 30 years of experience. Well done, Sam. Link…

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Queer things about Egypt











"Egyptians have a habit of sleeping with their mouths open. Under an arch by the Beit-el-Kadi at Cairo, I came upon a seller of magenta-coloured celluloid bracelets sleeping, with her head thrown back over the stone designed to prevent carriages from going too near the wall. Her mouth was like a black tunnel—you could not see a particle of red on tongue or palate, gums or linings—they were so thickly coated with crawling flies. It was large enough to take in a short snake like Cleopatra's asp, quite comfortably."
Sixty-five intimate pictures of country life in Upper Egypt by Douglas Sladen (1911). Link… [link updated 8 July 2008]