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Photographs of Sea Stars (1917)

Strangely alluring images from a report by German zoologist Ludwig Heinrich Philipp Döderlein on starfish collected during the Siboga Expedition around Indonesia….more

Japanese Designs (1902)

Selected pages from 1901 and 1902 issues of Shin-Bijutsukai, a Japanese design magazine. You can see the original magazines in their wonderful entirety here in our …more