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Various Forms of Architecture (1636)

A selection of illustrations from Variae Architecturae Formae, a series of architectural studies after the works of Joanne Vredemanni Vriesio, also known in Dutch a…more

Examples of Chinese Ornament (1867)

A selection from the 100 plates featured in the book Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington museum and other collections (1867) …more

Numerical Hands (1797)

Images from an 18th century Italian book entitled Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani by Vicenzo Requeno, a Spanish monk living in It…more

Moriarty Playing Cards (1916)

Actresses featured in the Moriarty playing card series issued in 1916 by the Movie Souvenir Card Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. The back of each card is a reproduction in…more

German Folk Dress (1887)

Images from Deutsche Volkstrachten, Original-Zeichnungen mit erklärendem Text (1887) by Albert Kretschmer, a book detailing the folk dress of the peoples in areas …more

Olympic Diving Diagrams (1912)

Diagrams showing the trajectory of the major dives as performed at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Housed at: Internet Archive | From: University of Toronto Underly…more

Winners in the Fifth Olympiad (1912)

Pictures of the winners of each event of the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games – as featured in the The Fifth Olympiad: the Official Report of the Olympic Games of Sto…more