Category: illustration

Engraved plate from the book Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae by Heinrich Khunrath, 1595.

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“Head of a lady photographed on a platter.” Magic, stage illusions and scientific diversions, including trick photography. 1897.

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How My Kid Lost a Game of ‘Magic’ to Its Creator But Scored a Piece of Its Original Art

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We’ve been looking at one of our favorite illustrators represented in our special collections of children’s books: Boris

Artzybasheff (1899-1965). The Russian-born American illustrator is perhaps most widely known for illustrating more than 200 covers of Time magazine between 1941 and 1965. These beautiful images above are from our copy of his 1928 edition of The Fairy Shoemaker, and Other Fairy Poems

Insect illustrations, Japan, 19th century.

Young Maids & Old China. by J.G. Sowerby & F.W. Bourdillon published by Marcus Ward & Co. Limited, 1889.

“Presented to Mamie by her Grandpa, H.M. Keep this book clean; don’t tear it nor lend to others.”

Young Maids & Old China. by J.G. Sowerby & F.W. Bourdillon published by Marcus Ward & Co. Limited, 1889.

“Presented to Mamie by her Grandpa, H.M. Keep this book clean; don’t tear it nor lend to others.”

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Radio Broadcast magazine cover, January 1927. (by Namey McNamerson)

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“The Adventures of Prince Achmed" by Lotte Reiniger (1926).

The oldest surviving feature-length animated film in history.

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Das Neue Naturheilverfahren” (“The New Natural Healing”) a naturopathic medical text with popup anatomical illustrations. Written by Friedrich Eduard Bilz and first published in 1888.