Robin the "Cobler," as punishment for his lecherous ways, is turned into a variety of animals before being transformed back into a man
From anti-bombardment balloon wear to the proto-hipster 16th century mercenaries, we take a stroll down time's catwalk
What's a better subject for art than a majestic wall full of beautiful art?
The vast majority of Eadward Muybridge’s work was done in a special sunlit outdoor studio, where one of his favored subjects to show the human form in locomotion was the tennis player.
The folly of man exemplified in twelve comical relations upon uncommon subjects
I could not doubt it. I was in the power of the hasheesh influence. My first emotion was one of uncontrollable terror...
Daguerreotype portraits were made by the model posing before an exposed light-sensitive silvered copper plate. The fixing however was far from permanent – like the people they captured the images too were subject to change and decay.
A selection of illustrations from the extremely bizarre Creative and Sexual Science, or, Manhood, Womanhood, and their Mutual Interrelations by O.S. Fowler
Details from Brueghel's Gluttony interspersed with images from How to Set the Table by Mrs. Sarah Tyson Rorer
The great Enrico Caruso taking us through the vowels as shown in Caruso's Method of Voice Production: the Scientific Culture of the Voice
A chronological list of animal prosecutions from the ninth to the nineteenth century.
All images cropped from a microfilm of Barnard's Universal Criminal Cipher Code for Telegraphic Communication between Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, Marshals and other Peace Officers of the…
In 1908 Neubronner patented his “Method of and Means for Taking Photographs of Landscapes from Above”, a lightweight miniature camera which could be strapped to a pigeon and activated by a timing mechanism.