The letter Q from a stunning set of 17th-century prints of “organic type”. See the rest here: http://buff.ly/1h9G7m9

The letter Q from a stunning set of 17th-century prints of “organic type”. See the rest here: http://buff.ly/1h9G7m9

The 120ft long inflatable balloon at the centre of the 1937 Nantucket sea-serpent hoax. Full story and more pictures here: http://bit.ly/1m09UfB

The 120ft long inflatable balloon at the centre of the 1937 Nantucket sea-serpent hoax. Full story and more pictures here: http://bit.ly/1m09UfB

“Someone who bore false witness receives this kind of torment” - an image from an Islamic manuscript (most likely hailing from what is now Xinjiang region in China) depicting a series of gruesome punishments in the afterlife. See more images here including translations of the Eastern Turki script done especially for the post: http://bit.ly/1iP2ifM

“Someone who bore false witness receives this kind of torment” - an image from an Islamic manuscript (most likely hailing from what is now Xinjiang region in China) depicting a series of gruesome punishments in the afterlife. See more images here including translations of the Eastern Turki script done especially for the post: http://bit.ly/1iP2ifM

Animals Pets are Good for the Blues, from a book called Worry and Nervousness (1915), by William Samuel Sadler

Animals Pets are Good for the Blues, from a book called Worry and Nervousness (1915), by William Samuel Sadler

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Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770), an engraving by Valentine Green. More here: http://bit.ly/1fPBmxd

Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770), an engraving by Valentine Green. More here: http://bit.ly/1fPBmxd

Herbal Relief: a medieval man urinates in a pot surrounded by giant herbs, from the 15th-century “Tractatus de Herbis”. 
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Herbal Relief: a medieval man urinates in a pot surrounded by giant herbs, from the 15th-century “Tractatus de Herbis”. 

See more here: http://bit.ly/1jvwFUH

A demon being repelled by the herb Ypericon. A page from the beautifully illustrated “Tractatus de Herbis”, a 15th century book produced to help apothecaries and physicians identify plants. See more here: http://bit.ly/1jvwFUH

A demon being repelled by the herb Ypericon. A page from the beautifully illustrated “Tractatus de Herbis”, a 15th century book produced to help apothecaries and physicians identify plants. See more here: http://bit.ly/1jvwFUH

A lithograph from “Shtetl, My Destroyed Home: A Remembrance” (1922), a set of outstanding depictions by Russian artist Issachar Ber Ryback of his home village in Ukraine before it was destroyed in the pogroms following World War I. See more here: http://bit.ly/1eWVSWM

A lithograph from “Shtetl, My Destroyed Home: A Remembrance” (1922), a set of outstanding depictions by Russian artist Issachar Ber Ryback of his home village in Ukraine before it was destroyed in the pogroms following World War I. See more here: http://bit.ly/1eWVSWM

Mister Fox (1870) - A short piece of juvenile literature about a hungry fox and his attempts to acquire dinner for his family – an endeavour which proves successful despite the attempts of the farmer and his wife to intervene – all illustrated in a series of delightful silhouettes. See the book here: http://bit.ly/1eu4gwA

Mister Fox (1870) - A short piece of juvenile literature about a hungry fox and his attempts to acquire dinner for his family – an endeavour which proves successful despite the attempts of the farmer and his wife to intervene – all illustrated in a series of delightful silhouettes. See the book here: http://bit.ly/1eu4gwA

Fashions of the future (pictured here: 1960s and 1970s) as imagined in the year 1893. See more here: http://bit.ly/PMfl6r

Fashions of the future (pictured here: 1960s and 1970s) as imagined in the year 1893. See more here: http://bit.ly/PMfl6r

The Pygmies of the Congo

—Choeur d'hommes au retour de la chasse

The last track on Musiques Pygmées et Nègres d’Afrique Equatoriale Française (1948), an album of ethnographic recordings of Pygmy music heard on the French led “Ogooué-Congo” mission in 1946. More here: http://bit.ly/OYe37X 

16th-century Prosthetics - from Ten Books of Surgery (1564) by Ambroise Paré. More here:http://bit.ly/Ro2t3o

16th-century Prosthetics - from Ten Books of Surgery (1564) by Ambroise Paré. More here:http://bit.ly/Ro2t3o

A synesthetic vision of Wagner’s music, as featured in Thought-Forms (1901). More on these bizarre and wonderful images in Benjamin Breen’s excellent new essay “Victorian Occultism and the Art of Synesthesia” http://bit.ly/1mhnOfq

A synesthetic vision of Wagner’s music, as featured in Thought-Forms (1901). 

More on these bizarre and wonderful images in Benjamin Breen’s excellent new essay “Victorian Occultism and the Art of Synesthesia” http://bit.ly/1mhnOfq