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

Remembrance of Teams Past

< p style=”text-align:justify”> With the end of the 2012 Olympics now in sight, we celebrate the world of amateur sport with some photographs of local teams fro…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

The Flowers Personified (1847)

Images by the great Parisian cartoonist J.J Grandville from his Les Fleurs Animées – his last work, originally published posthumously in 1847, the year of his de…more

17th century Heraldry Designs (1695)

Select images from the book Nouveau Livre de Differens Cartouches, Couronnes, Casques, Supports et Tenans – roughly translated as a New Book of Different Cartouch…more

Hortus Malabaricus (1678-1693)

Selected illustrations from the stunning Hortus Malabaricus (Garden of Malabar), an epic treatise dealing with the medicinal properties of the flora in the Indian s…more

Arabic Machine Manuscript

Images from an Arabic manuscript featuring schematics for water powered systems, pulleys and gearing mechanisms. The date is unknown but is thought to be from somet…more