By Brandon Walsh on September 9, 2013
Today’s image of the week comes to us from The Poetess Archive. Entitled The Cat’s Paw, the image appears in Forget Me Not, A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1831. Created by artist Robert Graves and engraver Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, the piece depicts a monkey using a cat’s paw to push what appear to be hot [...]
By Dana Wheeles on January 31, 2013
This sheet music for ”I come! I come!” by J. Z. Hesser came with a “portrait” of Queen Victoria, which seems to be distantly descended from George Hayter’s state portrait.
By Dana Wheeles on January 9, 2013
In honor of this past weekend’s U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey’s Season 3, this week’s image is an ambrotype from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections depicting a woman dressed as a housekeeper. On the other half of the frame, we see the fence and gate to a large house – perhaps the very one [...]
By Dana Wheeles on October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween from all of us at NINES! Enjoy more spooky results in NINES.
By Dana Wheeles on August 8, 2012
This week’s image showcases the finest in men’s and women’s fashions from Paris in 1847. Browse more interesting apparel, thanks to this search of New York Public Library’s collections.
By Dana Wheeles on July 16, 2012
This gorgeous binding was created by Victor Champs (1844-1912) for a late nineteenth-century edition of Denis Diderot’s Jacques le fataliste et son maître (originally published in (1796 ). To see more bindings from the nineteenth century, browse this saved search of the New York Public Library’s William Augustus Spencer collection.
By Dana Wheeles on June 25, 2012
Published in 1865 by Griffith and Faran and illustrated by Maclure, MacDonald and MacGregor, this children’s book of poetry comes from the Baldwin Library of Children’s Literature at the University of Florida. Click through to see a digital facsimile of the whole book, or browse the whole collection in NINES.
By Dana Wheeles on May 9, 2012
This aquatint of Windsor Castle, in the English county of Berkshire, was created by Charles Wild and engraved by Thomas Sutherland in 1819 for an illustrated history of royal residences by W.H. Pyne. It shows the nineteenth-century upper wards of of the palace, flanking the older, medieval round tower of the original Normal castle. After its renovations [...]
By Dana Wheeles on May 2, 2012
Our featured image this week comes from our newest peer-reviewed project, The Yellow Nineties Online (Denisoff and Kooistra, eds.). Artist Patten Wilson was responsible for the cover of The Yellow Book in April 1895, depicting a young woman reading on a stylized, flattened couch, with her dog reclining in the foreground. Click here to view [...]
By Dana Wheeles on April 27, 2012
Congratulations to Dennis Denisoff, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra and the whole team at The Yellow Nineties Online, the newest peer-reviewed resource in NINES! This project, which brings in more than 400 new objects, is dedicated to the study of The Yellow Book and other aesthetic periodicals that flourished in Great Britain in the 1890s. Visit the site [...]