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Advertisements in The Hochi-Shimbun, October 15, 1926.
Diamantový zámek visí nad červeným mořem… (O zlatých zámcích.) Illustration by Artuš Scheiner for a collection of Fairy Tales by Božena Němcová (1924). The first line of the caption means “the diamond palace hung over the red sea,” and I … Continue reading
Frank William Brangwyn: The Swans (1921)
A performance of Karel Capek’s R.U.R. at the Haohel Theater, Tel Aviv in 1930. The play opens in Rossum’s Universal Robots (thus the title), a factory which manufactures artificial humanoids designed to be perfect obedient workers. At first, the robots … Continue reading
Maruja Mallo: La Verbena [The Festival] (1927)
Melchior Lechter’s frontispiece, title page, and first chapter title page for a 1922 edition of Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ. Written in the early 15th century, the work promotes piety, simplicity, and devotion as the key to a personal … Continue reading
In 1922, the Greek government concocted an unusual scheme for dealing with a large deficit in the country’s budget. Largely caused by the expense of WWI, the deficit had soared exponentially, and the government could neither tax nor borrow itself … Continue reading
Jehan Frison: Le Bombyx (1920)
Hans Müller: Duisburg Copper Mill (ca. 1920)