(Source: retrozone, via greedylittlepig)
The Cicada, c. 1870
Gaston de Latenay, c. 1910
From The Century Illustrated, c.1899
'A Silver Reliquary' from The Decorative Arts Ecclesiastical and Civil of the Middle Ages by Henry Shaw, 1851.
'Manteia' print on archival paper; 22”x30” • hand-printed in metallic-copper ink. signed and dated in bottom right. 26USD ∞Buy Now∞
I see this and want to run a stake through its heart… The 19th century world was a terrifying place; Spectral tarsier, 1885.
Health, Strength & Power. 1914.
(Source: openlibrary.org, via nemfrog)
France, c. 1900
Pattern design, c. 1900
Specimens of chromatic wood type, 1874.
Godfrey Sykes; Study for tile-mosaic of Prince Albert following his death in 1861 - 39 inches in diameter; 1862-63.
Snakeshead printed textile design by William Morris, 1876.