Friday, May 29, 2009

Leonid Zorin






From a gallery at The Impressed Image. Link…

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Space Cutaways






From the Collier's review of space exploration in the 50s. Link…

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wreck Mail Collection

Carnatic – 1869
Description
The P&O steamer Carnatic, 1700 tons, was wrecked on 13th September 1869 of Shawan Island in the Gulf of Suez, while outward bound for India. The ship struck at 1am on Monday 13th September, in calm water.
Although close to land the ship's company remained on board all the following day, until about 1am on Tuesday 14th the Carnatic sank suddenly with considerable loss of life, 15 Europeans and 15 Natives. Some of the mail bags were recovered by divers on the 24th October.






Salvaged mail from shipwrecks makes for an interesting collection. Link…

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Smoking Brazilian






Over a thousand lithographed cigarette (cigar?) labels. Link…

Friday, May 22, 2009

Capturing China











John Thomson, photographing China in the early 1870s. Link…

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Mighty Murray



My sister has a house on Hindmarsh Island. It is no longer an island. The water is just about all gone. These were sent to me yesterday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cuba 1963-4











Images from Deena Stryker. Link…

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ridicula Rediviva








A nursery rhyme book from 1869. As well as the well known rhymes (Miss Muffet, Jack Horner, etc.) there are some surprises. Link…

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ibanez Illustrators











I wish the scans were bigger, but a nice collection anyway. Link…