View Full-Size Image Here we have the Tree of Petroleum, the family structure of what comes from crude oil and ends up in your car, on your body, and in your food. It’s rather creepy to have a whole branch devoted to wax that goes into all the various parts of your body, but […]
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Meeting With A Buffalo, 1910s.
Click for full image “A Terrible Meeting With A Buffalo”, from The Book of Knowledge, 1910s. Caption text here.
Jack’s Wonderful House, 1910s.
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 […]
Submarine Point-Of-View, 1910s.
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 […]
Orthographic Ireland, 1910s.
Click for full image“Bird’s Eye” view of Ireland, an orthographic map of the Irish Isles. From The Book of Knowledge, 1910s.
The Old Woman Tossed in a Basket, 1910s
An illustration of the Mother Goose rhyme The Old Woman Tossed in a Basket, from The Book Of Knowledge.