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

Horse Laughs (1891)

Remarkably strange little book on account of much of the humour being lost over the passage of time – often resulting in surreal, if not somewhat disconcerting, lit…more

Pirates (1922)

Published in 1922, based on the writings of Captain Charles Johnson from 1735, with additional foreword and illustrations from C.Lovat Fraser….more

Men in Wigs

From various sources via Wikimedia Commons Underlying Work: No known copyright restrictions | Digital Copy: See source Download: Right click on image or see source …more

The Mechanism of Human Physiognomy

Plates from Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne’s ‘Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine’, published by Jules Renouard, Paris, in 1862. By applying electrodes to male …more

The Spirit Photographs of William Hope

These photographs of ‘spirits’ are taken from an album of photographs unearthed in a Lancashire second-hand and antiquarian bookshop by one of the Museum’s curators…more

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