Thursday, May 31, 2012

Literal Picture History, 1884

Illustrations from Lieutenant-Colonel T. S. Seccombe's Comic Sketches from English History, published by W. H. Allen and Co., 1884. Click for Big.

The Landing of William the Conqueror
A Court Ball in the Eighteenth Century
Canute and His Courtiers
Richmond at Sea
The Field of the Cloth of Gold

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tickets to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Aka the Columbian Exposition. Just take a look at that printing; you could be holding paper money from a small duchy. The first is from a recent listing by and the next two are from older listings by a different seller.

Click to enlarge.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bicyclist Escaping Outlaw Band

From the April 20, 1898 issue of TRUTH magazine.

Wish I had a bigger version of it! You can still click it to enlarge it, only not very far.