Wednesday, February 6, 2019

University of Virginia Yearbook, Clubs and Organizations (1922)

Corks and Curls 35 (1922): 359.

This image, or any like series, was not in my plans to post to Abaculi, but after I discovered the image Wednesday night in a 1922 UVA yearbook, it seemed an apt moment to publish. How do we begin to talk openly and honestly about a culture that normalized images of terror to the point that one could be used so lightly as an illustration for the club section of a (then all white male university) yearbook. How do the images and attitudes normalized in earlier decades allow for, or influence, what happens sixty, eighty, or nearly one hundred years later?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A Bouquet of Snow Blossoms (1866)

“Snow Flowers,”  Once a Week, an Illustrated Miscellany of Literature, Art, Science I (Jan-June 1866): 12. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

There Is No Occupation in the Kinder Garten Which Affords so Wide a Field for the Gratification of the Imagination and the Exercise of the Artistic Faculties (1879)

Johann and Bertha Ronge, A Practical Guide to the English Kinder-Garten (Children's Garden): For the Use of Mothers, Governesses, and Infant Teachers : Being an Exposition of Froebel's System of Infant Training : Accompanied by a Variety of Instructive and Amusing Games, and Industrial and Gymnastic Exercises, Also Numerous Songs Set to Music, and Arranged for the Exercises (London: A.N. Myers & Co., 1879), 41.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Little Snow Stars (1899)

Ellen M. Cyr, The Children’s Primer (Boston: Ginn & Company, 1899), 99.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Term Border Is Fairly Comprehensive (1903)

Lewis F. Day, Pattern Design : A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Anatomy, Planning, & Evolution of Repeated Ornament (London: B.T. Batsford, 1903), 220.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Kiln at Dale Was Situated Just Outside the Abbey Gate-House (1890)

John Ward. “Notes on Encaustic Tiles, Dell Abbey and Morely, Derbyshire.” The Reliquary Quarterly 4 (Jan.–Oct. 1890): 220.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Every Part of a Room Has Its Possibilities for Beauty (1901)

Chesire Lowton Boone, “Clay Working in the School,” Year Book of the Council of Supervisors of the Manual Arts Volume 5 (Worster, Mass.: The Davis Press, 1901) 70.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Livestock Marks & Brands (1902)

Van Dersal's Stock Growers Directory of Marks and Brands for the State of North Dakota, 1902: comprising an alphabetical list of names of all live stock companies and individual live stock raisers, showing the recorded marks and brands of each one as they appear on the books of the state recorder of marks and brands : a complete directory of all the recorded brands in the state : also a complete classified directory of sheep and wool growers as compiled from the tax list of the various counties (Bismarck: Sam’l Van Dersal, 1902), 197.