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

Moriarty Playing Cards (1916)

Actresses featured in the Moriarty playing card series issued in 1916 by the Movie Souvenir Card Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. The back of each card is a reproduction in…more

16th-century Prosthetics (1564)

Images of mechanical prosthetics as designed by Ambroise Paré in his book Dix livres de la chirurgie (Ten books of Surgery). Paré was the official royal surgeon f…more

The Hyginus Star Atlas (1482)

Hyginus’ Poeticon Astronomicon is a star atlas and book of stories whose text is attributed to “Hyginus”, though the true authorship is disputed. During the R…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

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

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