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1863: Dictionary of Hell

   Entries from the 1863 edition of Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal: Amduscias: Grand-duc aux enfers. Il a la forme d’une licorne; mais lors-qu’il est évoqué, il se montre sous une figure humaine. Il donne des concerts, … Continue reading

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1921: Sweet Monsters

Rose O’Neill: Man and Earth (1921)—from a series entitled Sweet Monsters.

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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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1894: Versions

  Kobayashi Kiyochika: Our Naval Forces in the Yellow Sea Firing at and Sinking Chinese Warships (1894) Josh Cochran: Tritons (c. 2006) Kiyochika’s print is propaganda celebrating Japan’s military superiority in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. Sources here and here. … Continue reading

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1945: The Book of Alfred Kantor

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day—Yom HaShoah Alfred Kantor was 22 when he was sent to Theresienstadt, the ”model ghetto” 40 miles north of Prague that the Nazis had created for Czech Jews. He was then sent to Auschwitz and, later, … Continue reading

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16th Century: Crab

Parmigianino (1503-1540): A Crab Holding a Mussel Open with its Claws

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32,000 ya: Panel of the Lions

Chauvet Cave, Panel of the Lions (Aurignacian culture, ca. 30,000 – 32,000 ya) (source)

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