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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.


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.


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.


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.


Mungo Park’s Travels in the Interior of Africa (1858)

Tuesday 10 June 2014 at 18:37

First published in 1799, this remarkable book is the Scottish explorer Mungo Park's account of his journey through Senegal and Mali to the central portion of the Niger River, the first time a Westerner is known to have reached such central regions.


Tesseract (2013)

Friday 6 June 2014 at 19:02

An ostrich runs inside a turning tesseract above the hands of a woman. Animated GIF created by Bill Domonkos.


Supporter Roll of Honour

Thursday 5 June 2014 at 17:43

The Public Domain Review is kept afloat solely by virtue of donations from our reade…


Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

Wednesday 4 June 2014 at 18:27

A 19th-century vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 - a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist, Albert Robida.


Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

Wednesday 4 June 2014 at 18:20

DESIGN: A print from around 1882 depicting a futuristic view of air travel over Pari…


The Wellcome Library’s Top 10 Open Images

Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 15:29

THE WELLCOME LIBRARY - Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images, gives a run down of the Top 10 most downloaded images from the collection of more than 100,000 that the Wellcome Library made available free from restrictions earlier this year.