Father Time (AKA Mr Snead-Williams, Bank Manager) has nearly had his wicked way with our very special offer on the PDR tote bag … the September sale ends TODAY! Last chance to grab yourself a piece of history on the cheap. Wait no longer! More info here: http://bit.ly/Ostu81

Father Time (AKA Mr Snead-Williams, Bank Manager) has nearly had his wicked way with our very special offer on the PDR tote bag … the September sale ends TODAY! Last chance to grab yourself a piece of history on the cheap. Wait no longer! More info here: http://bit.ly/Ostu81

The maps of Piri Reis, a 16th-century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea. In 1513 he produced his first world map, based on some 20 older maps and charts which he had collected, including charts personally designed by Christopher Columbus which his uncle Kemal Reis obtained in 1501 after capturing seven Spanish ships off the coast of Valencia in Spain with several of Columbus’ crewmen on board. See more here: http://bit.ly/11fEUeb

(Source: publicdomainreview.org)

The Robert Fludd image which adorns our glorious Public Domain Review Tote Bag, currently available for a *very special* reduced price. Only 3 days left! Buy it here: http://bit.ly/Ostu81

The Robert Fludd image which adorns our glorious Public Domain Review Tote Bag, currently available for a *very special* reduced price. Only 3 days left! Buy it here: http://bit.ly/Ostu81

Der Säufer (1804) by Georg Emanuel Opitz
See more drunken business in our post about Glaswegian surgeon Robert Macnish’s Anatomy of Drunkenness - a book on all things inebrious. Included in his examination are some wonderful descriptions of the different kinds of drunk according to alcohol type and an outlining of the seven different types of drunkard (Sanguineous, Melancholy, Surly, Phlegmatic, Nervous, Choleric and Periodical). The seventh chapter of the book examines the phenomenon of “spontaneous combustion” which apparently tends to strike drunkards in particular. See the book here: http://bit.ly/1Cob4sU

Der Säufer (1804) by Georg Emanuel Opitz

See more drunken business in our post about Glaswegian surgeon Robert Macnish’s Anatomy of Drunkenness - a book on all things inebrious. Included in his examination are some wonderful descriptions of the different kinds of drunk according to alcohol type and an outlining of the seven different types of drunkard (Sanguineous, Melancholy, Surly, Phlegmatic, Nervous, Choleric and Periodical). The seventh chapter of the book examines the phenomenon of “spontaneous combustion” which apparently tends to strike drunkards in particular. See the book here: http://bit.ly/1Cob4sU

Cucumber Man, a superhero who unfortunately did not stand the test of time… 
(Rice’s Seeds ~ Cucumber Advertising Card 1887 ~ Cambridge, NY Nichols’ Medium Green Cucumber Man)

Cucumber Man, a superhero who unfortunately did not stand the test of time… 

(Rice’s Seeds ~ Cucumber Advertising Card 1887 ~ Cambridge, NY Nichols’ Medium Green Cucumber Man)

(Source: cambridgephoto.com)

Images from a beautifully illustrated book from 1884 of the myths and legends of the Algonquin peoples of New England, including the stories of Glooskap, Lox, the Rabbit Magician and more. More here: http://bit.ly/1rfDJ05

(Source: publicdomainreview.org)

eastmanhouse:

Man and child’s handsUnidentified
ca. 1875tintype7.8 x 4.9 cm.National Origin: United States

eastmanhouse:

Man and child’s hands
Unidentified
ca. 1875
tintype
7.8 x 4.9 cm.
National Origin: United States
60s Skype - the world’s very first “PICTUREPHONE set” unveiled at the World’s Fair, 1964. (From the Bell Telephone Magazine, 1964, via Prelinger Archive).

60s Skype - the world’s very first “PICTUREPHONE set” unveiled at the World’s Fair, 1964. (From the Bell Telephone Magazine, 1964, via Prelinger Archive).

Announcing more than 30% off on the price of our very special PDR Tote Bag for the month of September! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/Ostu81

Announcing more than 30% off on the price of our very special PDR Tote Bag for the month of September! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/Ostu81

More than 170 years before Jean-François Champollion had the first real success in translating Egyptian hieroglyphs, the 17th century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was convinced he had cracked it. He was very wrong. Daniel Stolzenberg looks at Kircher’s Egyptian Oedipus, a book that has been called “one of the most learned monstrosities of all times.” -http://bit.ly/183RdA3

More than 170 years before Jean-François Champollion had the first real success in translating Egyptian hieroglyphs, the 17th century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was convinced he had cracked it. He was very wrong. Daniel Stolzenberg looks at Kircher’s Egyptian Oedipus, a book that has been called “one of the most learned monstrosities of all times.” -http://bit.ly/183RdA3

nemfrog:

Plate II. Babbitt’s Principles of Light and Color. 1878.

nemfrog:


Plate II. Babbitt’s Principles of Light and Color. 1878.