Album of Seaweed Pictures (1848)

Fine specimen of a 19th-century seaweed album, in which marine algae is rendered into designs, bouquets, and even sometimes intricate little scenes….more

The Telephonoscope (1879)

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from 1879, predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype….more

A Dictionary of Victorian Slang (1909)

A book detailing the slang of the Victorian era, including such delights as “afternoonified”, “bang up the elephant”, “shoot into the brown”, and “got the morbs”….more

Kodak No.1 Circular Snapshots

Popular photography can properly be said to have started 120 years ago with the introduction of the Kodak camera, the invention of an American, George Eastman (1854…more