Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

A 19th-century vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 – a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist…more

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus

Contrary to what many believe, Santa Claus as we know him today – sleigh riding, gift-giving, rotund and white bearded with his distinctive red suit trimmed with …more

German Folk Dress (1887)

Images from Deutsche Volkstrachten, Original-Zeichnungen mit erklärendem Text (1887) by Albert Kretschmer, a book detailing the folk dress of the peoples in areas …more

The Flowers Personified (1847)

Images by the great Parisian cartoonist J.J Grandville from his Les Fleurs Animées – his last work, originally published posthumously in 1847, the year of his de…more

Illustrations of Ventilation (1869)

Illustrations showing movement of air through various rooms, from Lectures on Ventilation (1869) by Lewis W. Leeds. The full book can be seen here on Internet Archi…more

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