Tag Archives: 1850’s

1920: Mother and Father Had Turned Into Cabbages

A selection from Charles William Kimmins’s book Children’s Dreams (1920): A lady was sitting on my bed, and the King and Queen were under the bed eating bread and butter, and a lot of ladies with them. The sun and … Continue reading

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1865: O Roaches!

A quite common superstitious practice, in order to rid a house of Cockroaches, is in vogue in our country at the present time. It is no other than to address these pests a written letter containing the following words, or … Continue reading

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1858: The Austria

Josef Püttner: Sinking of the Emigrant Ship “Austria” on 13th September 1858 (1858)

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1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) … Continue reading

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1859: Morning Over New York

Charles Herbert Moore: Morning Over New York (c. 1859)

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1859: Mondscheinlandschaft

Carl Gustav Carus: Moonlit Landscape (1859)

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1921: She Whipped up the Snakes and Ascended High Over the City

An illustration for Nathanial Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1921). Found on Public Domain Review.

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