Field Columbian Museum (1894–1920)

Opened in 1894, the Field Columbian Museum was located in the Palace of Fine Arts building on the grounds of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and was made up of …more

Men in Wigs

From various sources via Wikimedia Commons Underlying Work: No known copyright restrictions | Digital Copy: See source Download: Right click on image or see source …more

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

In the 1970s the Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill with the help of NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University held a series of space colony summer studie…more

The Mechanism of Human Physiognomy

Plates from Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne’s ‘Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine’, published by Jules Renouard, Paris, in 1862. By applying electrodes to male …more

Landscape and Marine Views of Norway

Selection of images from “Landscape and marine views of Norway” (ca.1890-1900), a set in the Library of Congress’ Photochrom Prints Collection (via Flickr Commons)….more

Huexotzinco Codex (1531)

The Huexotzinco Codex is an eight-sheet document on amatl, a pre- European paper made in Mesoamerica. It is part of the testimony in a legal case against representa…more

Art in Art

A collection from Wikimedia Commons of art that contains art….more

The Maps of Piri Reis

Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed i…more