Bob’s Electrical Theatre 1906

Bob’s Electrical Theatre (1906)

Very early animation in which puppets get up to various routines, including wrestling, fencing, and what appears to be a short bout of bum smacking….more

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be foun…more

Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration….more

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite….more

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