ca. 1820, [Homoeopathic medicine case in form of a pocket-book containing 112 different bottles of medicaments with list]    via the Museum of the History of Science

I love seeing old medical style meds and procedures. [Homoeopathic medicine case in form of a pocket-book containing 112 different bottles of medicaments with list] via the Museum of the History of Science

Daumier 1862

A Serious Comedian: Honoré Daumier’s Critique of Photography and Modern Society

Honore' Daumier (NADAR elevating Photography to Art). Lithograph published in Le Boulevard,

I took a British literature survey course that covered Romanticism and Victorianism. I remember the instructor mentioning that at parties during the time period, people would sometimes put small animals in vacuum bell jars and suffocate them as a kind of party entertainment because of the fascination with science of death. I was reminded of that when I started to look at Frankenstein again.

I took a British literature survey course that covered Romanticism and Victorianism. I remember the instructor mentioning that at parties during the time period, people would sometimes put small animals in vacuum bell jars and suffocate them as a kind of party entertainment because of the fascination with science of death. I was reminded of that when I started to look at Frankenstein again.

I find this illustration to be fascinating. The creature, Frankenstein’s creation, bares a human resemblance in this artistic depiction. This illustration appears to be a from a Frankenstein  book cover. I am really looking forward to reading Frankenstein.  Note this comment from the an online source cited below. “Frontispiece from Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (London, 1831). 1153.a.9.”  http://blogs.bl.uk/european/2015/11/mechanics-not-magic.html

I find this illustration to be fascinating. The creature, Frankenstein’s creation, bares a human resemblance in this artistic depiction. This illustration appears to be a from a Frankenstein book cover. I am really looking forward to reading Frankenstein. Note this comment from the an online source cited below. “Frontispiece from Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (London, 1831). 1153.a.9.” http://blogs.bl.uk/european/2015/11/mechanics-not-magic.html

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from 1879, predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.

An electric link boy with a regulation tariff would be a great boon this month, if we are to have too much fog..

An electric link boy with a regulation tariff would be a great boon this month, if we are to have too much fog..

Victorian Railway Cartoons from Punch magazine by Edward Linley Sambourne | PUNCH Magazine Cartoon Archive

Victorian Railway Cartoons from Punch magazine by Edward Linley Sambourne

Edwardian Era Cartoons from Punch magazine by Charles Harrison | PUNCH Magazine Cartoon Archive

Edwardian Era Cartoons from Punch magazine by Charles Harrison

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