Click for full image A whimsical interpretation of the human body as a house, with Jack’s study at the top, and various windows and doors for sensory input to enter through. From a series of articles in The Book of Knowledge, 1910s. The articles may be an adaptation of this book, although I was unable […]
Click for full image Two dapper men, in suits and fedoras, near a number of parked cars. Appears 1930s; from this set.
Click for full image Man running a small rototiller, readying his garden for planting. 1930s; from this set.
Click for full image Horse near barn door, 1930s. From this set.
Couple standing by a brick firepit. Appears 1940s.
Click for full image My impression of a submarine’s visual acuity was similar to a telescope: Square-jawed 1950s movie stars peering into a binocular-like apparatus suspended from the ceiling, ordering torpedoes to be fired. During and prior to WWI, submarines were just coming into their own, and would soon be the secret weapon to turn […]
Click for full image The 2009 Flood has crested in Grand Forks and the river is falling, but in 1950 even the dogs were victims. In this posed photo, an unhappy cocker spaniel surveys the swollen Red River of the North from the peak of his home, just outside a flooded Grand Forks house (the […]
Click for full image The back of the photo, in a childish pencil script, is the name “Dorothy Raddatz”. Appears to be late 19th century. From a bunch of random photos acquired recently.
click to view full image A man tending to his cattle, 1930s.
Click for full image From The Children’s Encyclopedia, published in the 1910s, and designed by “G.F. Morrell”. This illustrated map, ignoring political boundaries and man-made roads or railways, is pieced together from several smaller maps, depicting the various environments of the world. The caption of the maps engages in some scare-mongering, comparing the expanding deserts […]