Friday, July 31, 2009

Theo Brown Diaries







The diaries begin in 1893 and end in 1971. Theo Brown was a farm machinery inventor and worked for John Deere. Link…

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lily The Pink


Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound (advertisement from the Barnstable Patriot). Revered in song.


The Scaffold – what an unlikely group. "Jack Bruce, Elton John, Graham Nash and Jimi Hendrix were among the session musicians who performed on The Scaffold's early records (since none of the trio were musicians)."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Share Certificates






Most of these certificates have an interesting story attached to them. Some have interesting artwork too. Intrigued by the first one? Here is the story. Link…

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Striking Images






Early high speed photography and quirky portraiture from Francis Blake. Link…

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration






Literary illustrations from around 1862. Link…

Friday, July 24, 2009

Vanity Fair (1860-1862)











Sharp cartooning and biting commentary. Link…

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Le Chic A Cheval





















A picturesque history of horsemanship [some with music for some reason] (1891). Link…