Illustrations of Snowflakes (1863)

The illustrative plates from Snowflakes: a Chapter from the Book of Nature (1863), a collection of poems, extracts, anecdotes and reflections on the theme of snow a…more

Numerical Hands (1797)

Images from an 18th century Italian book entitled Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani by Vicenzo Requeno, a Spanish monk living in It…more

The Brain of Charles Babbage (1909)

Plates from a “Description of the Brain of Mr. Charles Babbage, F.R.S” published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1909)….more

17th century Calligraphy from Germany

Select full page spreads from a 17th century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters…more

Woodcuts from 18th-Century Chapbooks

A selection of woodcuts from an 1882 book compiling facsimiles of 18th-century chapbooks. To see the pictures in context and peruse the full chapbooks see our post …more

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

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

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