Tag Archives: 19th Century

1871: Wasp in a Wig

In 1870, illustrator John Tenniel wrote to Lewis Carroll suggesting that he delete an episode from Through the Looking-Glass: Don’t think me brutal, but I am bound to say that the ‘wasp’ chapter doesn’t interest me in the least, & … Continue reading

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1883: The Skaw Spit

Johan Krouthén: The Skaw Spit, Skagen (1883)

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1802: The Mammoth Cheese

On the first day of 1802, President Thomas Jefferson received a gift of mythic proportions. Amid great fanfare, a “mammoth” Cheshire cheese was delivered to the President’s House by the itinerant Baptist preacher and political gadfly Elder John Leland (1754-1841). … Continue reading

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1918: All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected

Detail from Léon Frédéric’ seven-panel work All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected through God’s Love (1893-1918). Here is the whole thing:

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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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1899: The Fall and Rise of Humpty Dumpty

A. S. Seer, printer: Strange Adventures in The Fall and Rise of Humpty Dumpty (c. 1899) (source)

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1859: Morning Over New York

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

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