Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection, housed at the
National Agricultural Library. "During the late 19th and early 20th centuries,
the USDA employed artists to document newly introduced fruit cultivars."
'Gathering the Jewels' image database in Wales:
"Over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs
and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales."
Browse thematically, geographically or by simple and metadata
searching. Click everywhere. One of the themes I found engrossing
was the Victorian 'mug-shot' albums from Denbighshire
[click on an image to see a transcript and then again to see an enlarged photo]
illustration work by Jessie Gillespie, online at Project Gutenburg.
Iwase Bunko Library in Japan. Regrettably many of the images are
poorly digitized - there is, as I've come to happily expect from Japanese
rare book material, some bizarre and eclectic material, which sometimes
benefits from 'right-click', 'view-image'. I've reduced the size and sharpened
the above examples. The link comes via Pink Tentacle. They have an
excellent post regarding an early 19th century UFO from the Library.
These 2 are from 'L'Exposition de l'Avenir' 1868 at the
wonderful Coconino World. [previous Grandville]
by HL Bertrand is a composite of about 6 splices from screencaps.
It's among the Law and Justice section of the Australian History
collections at the Mitchell (State) Library of NSW.
1790-92 book 'Plantae Selectae' by Jacob Trew.
practitioners of pop art in Spain. An exhibition of these works from
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern has been touring South America and
is currently on display in Mexico. The serigraphs - screenprints -
above come from the exhibition catalogues, available as 5 pdf files
[click 'Catálogo on-line']. A little background in english.
The Equipo Crónica site has some photos of the artists.
project film: 'The Inner Life of a Cell'. It only goes for a few minutes
but I love the inner space/alien world of cell biology.
Alexander Trevi at Pruned finds all the great stuff.
-- Ampersand Duck has a couple of great posts describing with text and photographs the art of repairing a book. [via]
-- My Father's Hands
-- 'The Naming of Names - the Search for Order in the World of Plants' by Anna Pavlord. This commercial site gives a run down with excerpts and a few small images from a book about the history of plant names. Looks fascinating. [this is not an advert.]