Friday, January 25, 2013

Wild Nature from the Window of Your Passing Train

Go West, and see the wild. Well, maybe not quite from the train as you pass by, but something to look for when you go hunting out there. Artwork by H. W. Hansen; ran in the May 1907 issue of the CENTURY MAGAZINE.

This ad for travel on the Southern Pacific Railway, through Oregon and California, is from the eBay catalog listings of seller americanartarchives.

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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Under the Shadow of Vesuvius

From an article of that name, by Edgar Fawcett, in the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN magazine.

Click to see versions in full size.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Newspaper Poster 1896 Art Nouveau

Published by the New York Sunday World. Weekly posters were placed on newsstands and other places. This poster, for the April 12, 1896 edition, was listed on eBay in 2007. The design is in the commercial Art Nouveau style of its era.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Away, Cold Weather

Damn, it's not listening to me. We have the furnace fixed, and find that it costs about a dollar to raise the house temperature for a day. That's what we need to know.

Wrap up in blankets, and dream about the long-ago days of summer.

"A Water Party on the Thames," by A. W. Cooper, engraved by H. Harrall and printed in THE GRAPHIC for June 24, 1874. From the listings of eBay seller historicpaper2

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