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Little Switzerlands: Alpine Kitsch in England

Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 13:05

Far from the treacherous peaks and ravines of Switzerland, Alpine cottages arose, unexpectedly, amid the hillocks and modest streams of 19th-century England. Seán Williams recovers the peculiar fad for “Little Switzerlands”, where the Romantic sublime meets countryside kitsch.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/little-switzerlands-alpine-kitsch-in-england


Snowball Fights in Art (1400–1946)

Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 12:46

What’s wondrous about browsing the images of snowball fights gathered here is how little changes across centuries and continents.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/snowball-fights


All Sound Recordings Prior to 1923 Will Enter the US Public Domain in 2022

Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 14:37

Thanks to the Music Modernization Act passed by US Congress in 2018, all sound recordings prior to 1923 will have their copyrights expire in the US on January 1st.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/all-sound-recordings-prior-to-1923-will-enter-the-us-public-domain-in-2022


Our New Countdown Calendar for Works Entering the Public Domain

Thursday 2 December 2021 at 18:38

A new section on the site dedicated to celebrating works entering the public domain.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/new-public-domain-countdown-calendar


*Odd Showers* (1870)

Thursday 2 December 2021 at 11:38

An odd little book about frogs and fishes raining down from the sky and the reasons why they do so.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/odd-showers


The Launch of Our End-of-Year Fundraiser!

Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 12:40

Our End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched, and the new postcards theme will be Ink.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/launch-of-end-of-year-fundraiser-2021


*Clavis Artis* by “Zoroaster”

Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 14:47

Alchemical images from a 17th- or 18th-century manuscript that claims to be much older: a direct translation from Zoroaster himself.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/clavis-artis


William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker

Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 09:46

A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told by William Wells Brown — novelist, historian, playwright, physician, and escaped slave — circulated, first through his own works, and then abroad, as a parable of American banking gone bad.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/william-wells-brown-wildcat-banker


Joseph Perry’s Medical Illustrations of Miscarriage (1834)

Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 07:44

Compiled over the course of roughly six years, Granville’s medical text, features 12 coloured plates by Joseph Perry.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/perry-miscarriage


Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021 at 12:45

The recommended cut-off dates to order from our shop by to ensure delivery in time for Dec 25th.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/11/last-order-dates-for-christmas-2021