Thursday, December 31, 2015

Several Huge and Hideous Heads Made Themselves Visible (1875)

Tom Hood, From Nowhere to the North Pole:  A Noah’s Ark-Aeological Narrative, Illustrations by W. Brunton and E.C. Barnes (London: Chatto and Windus, 1875), 220.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Captain Ross Planting the British Standard on the True Position of the Magnetic Pole (1836)

Robert Huish, The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R.N. Knt. to the Arctic Regions; For the Discovery of a North West Passage; Performed in the Years 1829-30-31-32 and 33. To Which is Prefixed an Abridgement of the Former Voyages of Captn’s Ross, Parry, & Other Celebrated Navigators to the Northern Latitudes. Compiled from Authentic Information and Original Documents Transmitted by William Light, Purser’s Steward to the Expedition. Illustrated by Engravings from Drawings Taken on the Spot. (London: John Saunders, 1836), 416.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Suggestion That Primitive Eden Was at the Arctic Pole Seems at First Sight the Most Incredible of All Wild and Willful Paradoxes (1885)

William F. Warren, Paradise Found: The Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole; A Study of the Prehistoric World (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885), frontispiece.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Chapter Fourteen: Which Brings Frank to the North Pole (1875)

Tom Hood, From Nowhere to the North Pole:  A Noah’s Ark-Aeological Narrative, Illustrations by W. Brunton and E.C. Barnes (London: Chatto and Windus, 1875), 212.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Robbers Escape by Pterodactyle (1903)

O.J.S. Lindelof, A Trip to the North Pole, or, the Discovery of the Ten Tribes, as Found in the Arctic Ocean (Salt Lake City: Tribune Printing Company, 1903), 129.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

All Efforts to Reach the Pole Had Failed Notwithstanding the Unlimited Sacrifice of Gold and Energy and Blood Which Had Been Poured out without Stint for Nearly Four Centuries (1910)

Robert Edwin Peary, “Stellar Projection: Showing the Relation of the Polar Sea to the Various Continents,” The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1910), xxxiii.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It Was Some Consolation to Us Amidst the Mortification We Endured from Our Protracted Detention in the Ice to Find That There Were Very Few Hours in Which Some Little Incidents of an Amusing Nature Did Not Occur to Divert Our Attention from the Monotony of the Daily Duties of the Ship (1843)

F.W. Beechey, A Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole: Performed in His Majesty's Ships Dorothea and Trent, under the Command of Captain David Buchan, R.n.; 1818; To Which Is Added, a Summary of All the Early Attempts to Reach the Pacific by Way of the Pole (London: Richard Bently, 1843), frontispiece.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Richardson in the Crescent of the White Wolves (1870)

Dora Greenwell, “A Fight with the Frost—IV: Sir John Richardson’s Arctic Explorations,”   The Quiver 5 (1870): 745.

It Was a Capital Idea to Catch That Pack of White Foxes and Rivet Collars on Their Necks (1875)

Jules Verne, A Journey to the North Pole (London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1875), 147.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Bees!” He Exclaimed. No Doubt the Little Velvet Coats Worn by the Fairies Deceived Jack Frost (1878)

Mrs. R.M. Bray, Ten of Them; or, The Children of Danehurst, Illustration by A.H. Collins (London: Griffith and Farran, 1878): 77.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dr. Kane’s Men Hauling Their Boat over Rough Ice (1912)

A.W. Greely, True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1912), frontispiece.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Where, by Shining Stars in Heaven, a Silent World Is Spanned (1898)

Annie Campbell Hustis, “The North Pole Land,” St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks 25 (April 1898): 465.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

On the Last Day of the Month I Felt Sure That at Least a Thousand Reindeer Passed within as Many Yards of Our Little House of Ice (1892)

Frederick Schwatka, Nimrod in the North, Or Hunting and Fishing Adventures in the Arctic Regions (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892), 80.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Succession of Camps Should Be Made All the Way to the Pole with a Lamp in the Kitchen Window Constantly Burning as a Beacon for Belated Explorers (1882)

William Livingston Alden, “A Road to the Pole,” The Comic Liar: A Book Not Commonly Found in Sunday Schools (New York: G.W. Carleton & Company, 1882), 61.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Kestrel, On Board Which the Reader Will in Imagination Transport Himself, Was a Very Handsomely-Built Craft (1863)

¶ The day was delicious, and the sun had not yet commenced to parch the town and citizens, and we had a pleasant little breeze. ¶ Before us was the vast Pacific, where sky and water kiss each other; and the little white-sailed bark lies in the centre of the motionless expanse, with canvas flapping from the long yards, and pitch streaming down her black hull, while the tropical sun beams fiercely over head, and the shark follows day after day, and the flying fish darts up into the still air, and the dolphin swims round and round, and the stately albatross rises on the long rolling swell: or perchance the scene changes, and a long low hull, from which arise two tall spars destitute of canvas is madly hurled along, and the waters burst over her side and run through the scupper holes to leeward; and the terrified mariners, lashed to the shrouds. gaze around while the storm-fiend exults in black waves and the sombre sky.

 “The Perilous Adventures of Stephen Houston, M.D., as Related by Himself,” The Boy’s Yearly Book, Being the Twelve Numbers of the Boy’s Penny Magazine (January – December 1863): 267.

Monday, November 23, 2015

If I Am Not Strong Enough to Leave This Place in a Few Days, I Shall Never Leave It at All (1866)

Matilda Betham Edwards, “Blanche,” Once a Week, an Illustrated Miscellany of Literature, Art, Science & Popular Information 1 (March 17, 1866): 291.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Been Dancin’ at All? (1892)

“The Dancing Man of the Period.”  Illustration by George Du Maurier, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 86 (December 1892): 154. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Distinctive Difference (1911)

“The House of Kuppenheimer” advertisement, Popular Mechanics Magazine 16 (September 1911): 147.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rather a Gorgeous Bluff, Eh, Skipper? (1898)

Cutcliffe Hyne, “The Adventures of Captain Kettle: No. VII The Pearl Poachers,” Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood, Pearson’s Magazine 5 (January 1898): 47.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

“You Are a Good Chap to Bring Me Such a Letter,” He Said (1897)

Robert Hichens and Frederick Hamilton, “A Tribute of Souls,” Illustration by Sydney Cowell, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine 13 (September 1897): 47.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bloyn Watches Him—Watches Him Sympathetically (1900)

George Gambell, “The Dream of His Life,” The English Illustrated Magazine 23 (May 1900): 117.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Here We Knelt among the Broken Fragments of Ice and Bathed Our Faces and Hands (1898)

Walter A. Wickoff, “The Workers—The West,” Illustration by W.R. Leigh. Scribner’s 23 (April 1898): 431.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Clem Had Manufactured a Hideous Pumpkin Face (1883)

D.P. Sanford, From May to Christmas at Thorne Hill (London: Griffith and Farren, 1883), 173.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Straight at the Man He Launched His One Hundred and Forty Pounds of Fury (1915)

Jack London, The Call of the Wild, Illustration by Philip R. Goodwin (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1915), 20.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

There Was a Crash and a Rush of Air ( 1898)

E. and H. Heron, “Real Ghost Stories: No. VI, The Story of Yand Manor House,” Pearson’s Magazine  V (June 1898): 527.

Monday, October 26, 2015

“John, My Dear!” The Soft Cooing Voice Stole through the Room along with the Scent of Dead Rose Leaves and Tobacco (1899)

M.B. Hardie, “The Return of John Abney,” Illustrations by Raymond Potter, The English Illustrated Magazine 20 (February 1899): 477.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Blanche Stands by, with Anxious Heart, Half Hopeful, Half Afraid (1847)

Caroline Sheridan Norton. Aunt Carry’s Ballads, Illustration by John Absolon (London: Joseph Cundall, 1847), 48.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Daring Rescue at a Tenement Fire with the Searchlight’s Aid (1908)

“Daring Rescue at a Tenement Fire, with the Searchlight’s Aid,” Drawn by Arthur E. Jameson, Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper 145 (February 6, 1908): cover. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Position of the Young Girl’s Body Showed She Had Been Buried Alive (1875)

Captain Mayne Reid, “The Pierced Heart,” Drawn by Adelaide Claxton, London Society: An Illustrated Magazine of Light and Amusing Literature for the Hours of Relaxation 27 (Holiday Number, 1875): 16.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Outline of a Huge Claw (1908)

Samuel Hopkins Adams, Illustrated by C.R. McCauley, The Flying Death (New York: The McClure Company, 1908), 136.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

She Remained Erect, Threatening, as Pale as Death, Her Arm, with the Bleeding Stump, Held Out (1899)

Georges Montbard, “Reprisals,” Illustrations by G. Montbard, The English Illustrated Magazine 20 (January 1899): 391.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

He Caught Wildly at Nothing to Steady Himself (1910)

Eleanor Seeleye, “An Aeolian Romance,” Illustrated by F.S. Coburn, Putnam Magazine 7 (March 1910): 642.