The Laughing Song (1904)

In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter….more

Ernst Haeckel’s Jellyfish

Haeckel’s stunning illustrations of medusae, in whose ethereal forms he glimpsed a reflection of his first wife, who died tragically at the age of 29….more

Swedish House-Gymnastics (1913)

These wonderful photographs, which make such innovative use of multiple exposure, are from a 1913 book by Theodor Bergquist, Director of the Swedish Gymnastic Insti…more

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