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Urania’s Mirror; or, a View of the Heavens (circa 1825)

Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 11:46

Hand-coloured cards engraved by Sidney Hall representing the constellations, from Aquarius to Ursa Major.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/uranias-mirror-or-a-view-of-the-heavens


Eskimo Folktales

Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 10:34

A book of Greenlandic Inuit folktales collected by the legendary explorer and anthropologist Knud Rasmussen.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/eskimo-folktales


“Firelight Flickering on the Ceiling of the World”: The Aurora Borealis in Art

Thursday 5 December 2019 at 14:53

Images of the Aurora Borealis through the history of art.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/aurora-borealis-in-art


The Public Domain Review's End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched!

Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 16:39

The Public Domain Review's End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched!

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2019/12/the-public-domain-reviews-end-of-year-fundraiser-is-launched


The Cubies’ ABC (1913)

Tuesday 3 December 2019 at 11:49

A satirical alphabet book mocking Cubists, Futurists, and other masters of modern art.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/the-cubies-abc-1913


Picturing a Voice: Margaret Watts Hughes and the Eidophone

Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 08:30

Of the various forms the nascent art of sound recording took in the late nineteenth century perhaps none was so aesthetically alluring as that invented by Margaret Watts Hughes. Rob Mullender-Ross explores the significance of the Welsh singer’s ingenious set of images, which until recently were thought to be lost.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/picturing-a-voice-margaret-watts-hughes-and-the-eidophone


Yggdrasil: The Sacred Ash Tree of Norse Mythology

Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 13:53

Various visions of Yggdrasil, the sacred World Tree, watered by the Well of Urðr, whose roots connect to the nine worlds of Norse mythology.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/yggdrasil-the-sacred-ash-tree-of-norse-mythology


The Human Pyramids of Juste De Juste (ca. 1540)

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 14:32

Etchings of flayed men in acrobatic poses attributed to the Italian-born Juste de Juste.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/the-human-pyramids-of-juste-de-juste-ca-1540


Welcome to our shiny new website!

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 12:23

After many months of secret toil and aesthetic deliberation, we are very proud to launch our brand new site — a total refurb from the ground up!

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2019/11/welcome-to-our-shiny-new-website


D. A. Rovinskii’s Collection of Russian Lubki (18th–19th Century)

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 23:01

A selection of D. A. Rovinskiĭ’s collection of lubki — colorful Russian prints from the 16th through 20th century.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/d-a-rovinskiis-collection-of-russian-lubki-18th–19th-century