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Alice's Adventures in Shorthand (1919)

Tuesday 5 February 2019 at 18:17

Unique edition of Lewis Carroll's classic, published in Gregg shorthand.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/alice-s-adventures-in-shorthand-1919


Highlights from The Cleveland Museum of Art's release of more than 30k images of public domain works

Thursday 31 January 2019 at 19:17

Highlights from the CMA's release of more than 34,000 digital images of public domain works — all high resolution and free from restrictions on reuse.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/highlights-from-the-cleveland-museum-of-art-s-release-of-more-than-30k-images-of-public-domain-works


The Library of the Future: A Vision of 1983 from 1883

Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 16:15

The American librarian C.A. Cutter looks forward from 1883 to "the library of the future" in 1983.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/the-library-of-the-future-a-vision-of-1983-from-1883


Flower Power: Hamilton’s Doctor and the Healing Power of Nature

Thursday 24 January 2019 at 18:15

Rebecca Rego Barry on David Hosack, the doctor who attended Alexander Hamilton to his duel (and death), and creator of one of the first botanical gardens in the United States, home to thousands of species which he used for his pioneering medical research.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/flower-power-hamiltons-doctor-and-the-healing-power-of-nature


The Tomb and the Telephone Box: Soane's Mausoleum (1816)

Thursday 24 January 2019 at 16:47

How the Soane family tomb provided inspiration for London's iconic red telephone box.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/the-tomb-and-the-telephone-box-soane-s-mausoleum-1816


Robert Fludd's Memory Tricks (1617)

Thursday 17 January 2019 at 16:59

Robert Fludd's alphabet of correspondences, where each letter and number is paired with an object which echoes its shape.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/robert-fludd-s-memory-tricks-1617


Paterson's Roads (1826 edition)

Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 16:20

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/paterson-s-roads-1826-edition


"O Uommibatto": How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat

Thursday 10 January 2019 at 14:55

Angus Trumble on Dante Gabriel Rossetti and company's curious but longstanding fixation with the furry oddity that is the wombat — that "most beautiful of God's creatures" which found its way into their poems, their art, and even, for a brief while, their homes.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/o-uommibatto-how-the-pre-raphaelites-became-obsessed-with-the-wombat


Physical Training for Business Men (1917)

Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 20:01

A superb series of photographs found in exercise manual by American author Harrie Irving Hancock.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/physical-training-for-business-men-1917


Characters and Caricaturas by William Hogarth (1743)

Tuesday 8 January 2019 at 18:14

Hogarth's pictorial defence against claims his art was more about caricatures than characters.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/characters-and-caricaturas-by-william-hogarth-1743