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Palacio’s Plan for Colossal Monument to Columbus (1890)

Wednesday 2 July 2014 at 17:15

The truly gigantic monument planned by the Bilboan architect Alberto Palacio designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in honour of Christopher Columbus.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/palacios-plan-for-colossal-monument-to-columbus-1890/


Markham’s Masterpiece

Tuesday 1 July 2014 at 12:22

U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE - Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in NLM's History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one of the most important books in the history of veterinary medicine - a seminal 17th-century work on the care of horses.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/markhams-masterpiece/


The Centaurs, a Fragment (1921)

Thursday 26 June 2014 at 14:39

The only surviving fragment of Winsor McCay's now lost The Centaurs, produced in 1921 by Rialto Productions.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-centaurs-a-fragment-1921/


Picturing Pyrotechnics

Wednesday 25 June 2014 at 17:07

Simon Werrett explores how artists through the ages have responded to the challenge of representing firework displays, from the highly politicised and allegorical renderings of the early modern period to Whistler's impressionistic Nocturne in Black and Gold.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/06/25/picturing-pyrotechnics/


The Man Who Recovered the Use of His Tongue, after Four Years Dumb, by means of a Frightful Dream (1747)

Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 16:30

An account of an interesting case involving a man from Wiltshire being cured from many years of speechlessness through the fright arising from a nightmare.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-man-who-recovered-the-use-of-his-tongue-after-four-years-dumb-by-means-of-a-frightful-dream-1747/


Flag Semaphore GIF

Friday 20 June 2014 at 14:49

Animated GIF created by Emily Beliveau, spelling out a very special message……

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/flag-semaphore-gif/


The Prophecy of the Popes (15th Century)

Thursday 19 June 2014 at 17:28

Selection of gloriously surreal 15th-century miniatures depicting the Prophecy of the Popes.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-prophecy-of-the-popes-15th-century/


A Treatise on Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820)

Wednesday 18 June 2014 at 14:27

A groundbreaking work which marked the beginning of an awareness of need for food safety oversight.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/a-treatise-on-adulteration-of-food-and-culinary-poisons-1820/


The Physiognomy of Hands (1917)

Thursday 12 June 2014 at 18:18

Pages 317 and 318 from a book titled Analyzing character, the new science of judging men: misfits in business, the home and social life (1917) by Katherine M. H. Blackford, M.D. and Arthur Newcomb.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-physiognomy-of-hands-1917/


Moonblight and Six Feet of Romance: Dan Carter Beard’s Foray into Fiction

Wednesday 11 June 2014 at 14:44

An esoteric disease which reveals things in their true light; three pairs of disembodied feet galavanting about the countryside - Abigail Walthausen explores the brief but strange literary career of Daniel Carter Beard, illustrator for Mark Twain and a founding father of the Boy Scouts of America.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/06/11/moonblight-and-six-feet-of-romance/