Tlingit Myths and Texts (1909)

A collection of tales told by the Tlingit people of southeastern coastal Alaska and collected by the renowned ethnographer John Reed Swanton….more

X is for…

How alphabet books dealt with the letter X before the rise of x-rays and xylophones….more

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

Mazes and Labyrinths (1922)

William H. Matthews’ vast and richly illustrated encyclopaedic portrait of these mysterious phenomena across time and space….more

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