The Embalming Jars of Frederik Ruysch

Frederic Ruysch (1638-1731) was a Dutch botanist and anatomist, remembered mainly for his groundbreaking methods of anatomical preservation and the creation of his …more

A Catalogue of Polish Bishops

The Catalogus Archiepiscoporum Gnesnensium Vitae episcoporum Cracoviensium (Catalogue of the Archbishops of Gniezno and Lives of the Bishops of Cracow) by Jan Dług…more

The Daddy Long Legs of Brighton

The Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway was a unique coastline railway in Brighton, England that ran through the shallow waters of the English Channe…more

Presidents and Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving! The pictures below are from the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation, a ceremony that takes place at the White House every year at which Th…more

Kodak No.1 Circular Snapshots

Popular photography can properly be said to have started 120 years ago with the introduction of the Kodak camera, the invention of an American, George Eastman (1854…more

Engravings by Dominicus Custos

Dominicus Custos (1560 – 1612), was a Flemish artist, printer and copperplate engraver, who specialised in depicting notable figures of his time – producing boo…more

Halloween Postcards

Happy halloween! Housed at: Flickr: The Commons | From: New York Public Library Picture Collection Underlying Work: No Known Copyright Restrictions | Digital Copy: …more

World War II from the Air

A selection of World War II aerial photographs collected from Wikimedia Commons, including the Allied bombing of Hamburg, scenes from Operation Market Garden, and v…more