Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Useful Cookery Hints for Every Joint (1920)

Cuts of Meat and How to Use Them (Montreal: Stanford’s Limited, 1920), cover.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Collection of Tried Receipts (1905)

The Hebrew Day Nursery, Pots, Pans, and Pie Plates & How to Use Them: A Collection of Tried Receipts (Baltimore: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1905), cover.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Savage Fairies Set Their Dragon on the King, and It Devoured Him before My Very Eyes (1892)

The Fairy Tales of Madame D'Aulnoy, Newly Done Into English With an Introduction by Ann Thackery Ritchie, Illustrated by Clinton Peters (London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1868), 373.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

And at One Sup / He Eat Them Up / As One Should Eat an Apple (1878)

Llewellynn Jewett, “The Dragon of Wantley and the Family of Moore,” Illustration is a facsimile of original woodcut from the broadsheet “An Excellent Ballad of that most Dreadful COMBATE FOUGHT Between Moore of Moore hall and the Dragon of Wantley To a Pleasant Tune much in Request,”  The Reliquary 18 (April 1878): plate 16.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

No. 1. Extra Large Double Dragon Ink (1884)

Winsor and Newton’s Catalogue of Colours and Materials for Water Colour Painting, Pencil, Chalk, and Architectural Drawing (London: Winsor & Newton, Limited, 1884), 22.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Dragon Ship Was Glittering in the Bay (1888)

Elizabeth Jane Oswald, The Dragon of the North: A Tale of the Normans in Italy (London: Seeley and Co., 1888), frontispiece.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

And There Was a War in Heaven (1886)

Adolphe Napoléon Didron, translated from the French by E.J. Millington, completed with additions and appendices by Margaret Stokes, “St. Michael and the Dragon,” Christian Iconography;or the History of Christian Art in the Middle Ages. Vol II. The Trinity: Angels: Devils: Death: The Soul: The Christian Scheme: Appendices (London: George Bell and Sons, 1886), 185.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

All Dread to Anger the Dragon (1880)

Mrs. E.W. Latimer. “St. George and the Dragon.” St. Nicholas 7 (April 1880): 496.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How About It? (1933)

“The Interior Court of the Hall of Science by Night, Brilliantly Illuminated by Indirect Colored Flood Lights,” (Chicago: Max Rigot Selling Co., 1933).

Friday, August 5, 2016

Arrived in Chicago after 30 Consecutive Hours of Riding (1933)

“Pylons Hall of Science and Science Bridge,” World’s Fair, Chicago 1933 (Chicago: J.O. Stoll Co., 1933).

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ma Is No Better or No Worse (1907)



Postcard. “Night on the Lagoon. Jackson Park, Chicago, Ill.” (Chicago & Lepsig: Alfred Helmann, circa 1907).

Thursday, June 30, 2016

This Is the Rook / Reading His Book (1862)

“The Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin,” Routledge’s Nursery Picture Book (London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1862), 28.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Swan, The Vulture (1820)

Infant’s Cabinet of Birds and Beasts (London: Harvey and Darton, 1820).

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pupils of Fawcett School, Panel with Swans (1921)

Keramic Studio: A Magazine for the Student of Design, China Painter and Potter 23 (April 1922): 214.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Decorative Design, Birds Are Favorite Motives (1900)

John S. Clark, Mary Dana Hicks, Walter S. Perry,  Teacher’s Manual Part IV for the Prang Elementary Course in Art Instruction, Books 11–12, Eighth Year (Boston: The Prang Educational Company, 1900), 198.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Every Single One a Prehistoric Nightmare (1913)

Hamilton Mack Laing, Out with the Birds (New York: Outing Publishing Company, 1913), 187

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Head and Tail Pieces: No. 2904, $1.25 (1888)

The Seventeenth Book of Specimens from the Cincinnati Type Foundry (1888): cut 2094.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cuts Are Sent by Mail Pre-Paid on Receipt of List Price (1888)

The Seventeenth Book of Specimens from the Cincinnati Type Foundry (1888): cuts 1649, 1842, and 1843.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Both Start like Lightning from the Fist (1886)

E.B. Michell, “Modern Falconry,” Illustrated by George E. Lodge, The English Illustrated Magazine 3 (July 1886): 661.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dancing, Which Is Now Profane, Was Once a Sacred Pastime (1834)

My Daughter's Book: Containing a Selection of Approved Readings in Literature, Science, and Art, Adapted to the Formation of the Character of Woman (London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1834), 241

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Before Her Highness, Surprising Feats of Agility in Goings, Turnings, Tumblings, Castings, Hops, Jumps, Leaps, Skips, Springs, Gambauds, Somersaults, Caprettings, and Flights Forward, Backward, Sideways, Downward, Upward, and with Sundry Windings, Gyrings, and Circumflections (1801)

Joseph Strutt, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: from the Earliest Period, Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Pageants, Processions and Pompous Spectacles Illustrated by Reproductions of Ancient Paintings in Which Are Represented Most of the Popular Diversions, A New Addition, Much Enlarged and Corrected by J. Charles Cox (London: Methuen and Company, 1801), 177.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

La Russe, or the Allies, at Tivoli (1898)

Gaston Vullier, Illustrated by Joseph Grego, History of Dancing from the Earliest Ages to Our Own Times (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898), 315.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bohemian Polka (1890)

M.B. Gilbert, Round Dancing (Portland, Maine: M.B. Gilbert, 1890), 54.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Extended Arms and the Lady's Hand Grasping the Gentleman's Arm Are Not in Good Taste (1885)

Allen Dodsworth, Dancing and Its Relations to Education and Social Life: With a New Method of Instruction (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1885), 275.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

False Positions (1892)

Edward Scott, Dancing as an Art and Pastime (London: George Bell and Sons, 1892), 29.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sometimes the Jig is Danced Before the March (1864)

Thomas Hillgrove, A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing: Containing Descriptions of All Fashionable and Approved Dances, Full Directions for Calling the Figures, the Amount of Music Required; Hints on Etiquette, the Toilet, etc. (New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1864), 89.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Defects of the Physical Construction of the Bow-Legged and Close-Legged Dancer (1830)

C. Blasis, translated by R. Barton, The Code of Terpsichore: The Art of Dancing (London: Edward Bull, 1830), plate III.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Among the Most Important Rudiments of the Terpsichorean Art (1859)

Edward Ferrero, The Art of Dancing, Historically Illustrated: to Which Is Added a Few Hints on Etiquette; Also, the Figures, Music, and Necessary Instruction for the Performance of the Most Modern and Approved Dances, as Executed at the Private Academies of the Author (New York: Published by the Author, 1859), 118.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Familiarity Will Accustom the Limbs and Body to the Mechanism of the Steps (1914)

Troy and Margret West Kinney,  demonstrated by John Murray Anderson, Social Dancing To-Day (New York: Frederick Stokes Company, 1914), 6.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Then Every Man Began / to Foot It Round about / and Every Girl Did Jet It, Jet It, / Jet It in and out (1882)

Illustrated by G.A. Konstam, E. Cassella, and N. Cassella, The Maypole (London: Thomas De La Rue & Company, 1882), 10.