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

Cartoon Map of Europe in 1914

A German cartoon from 1914 showing the lay of the political land as seen from the German perspective at the outbreak of World War One. As the text below the picture…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

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