Antique Memes

Wanderings through university and library image collections; etchings, leaflets, prints, lithographs, relics of yore. Items digitized from before the digital age. Let's remember what we forgot. Lest we forget.

ANTIQUE - collectible old item: a collectible decorative or household object that is valued because of its age, the style, traditions, and qualities of ancient times, old and often valuable, of interest to collectors

MEME - a cultural characteristic passed down through generations: any characteristic of a culture, e.g. its language, that can be transmitted from one generation to the next in a way analogous to the transmission of genetic information

Permalink Caricature of Viola Tree. (1901-1915)
Permalink Distin’s monster drum at the Handel festival. (1857)
Permalink Strange booty. (1887), Francis Davis Millet
Permalink Summer. (1883-1887), Kate Greenaway
Permalink Image Title:  Stair Case - Buckingham House.
Cattermole, Richard, 1795?-1858 — Illustrator
The History of the Royal residences of Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckhingham House, and Frogmore.
Permalink Title: [Domestic cat standing on a block and a puppy with its front paws on the block]
Creator(s): Brodtmann, Joseph, 1787-1862, lithographer, Mind, Gottfried, 1768-1814 , artist
Permalink Title: Closed chair of upper classes of nobles - used by men & women
Date Created/Published: [ca. 1890]
Summary: Drawing shows four porters, two in front and two in the rear, holding the long poles through an enclosed palanquin.
Permalink Chambre a coucher Louis XVI. Face des portes….  [Bedroom doors and mirror.] (1907)
Permalink Artiglieri. (Horse Artillery, 1862-1965)
Permalink The buccaneer was a picturesque fellow. (1905) by Howard Pyle.  "Illustrations for ‘The fate of a treasure-town’ " 
Permalink [Men wearing turbans, fezzes, and kaffiyehs.] by Frédéric-Auguste-Antoine Goupil
Permalink [“The mouse besought him to spare one who had so unconsciously offended.”]  [The lion and the mouse.] (1921)
Permalink groveandceremony:

Grove and Ceremony has partnered with The Walkup to give away this 10” x 8” print by artist Andrew Zarou, titled sibelius tree. The winner will also receive this print’s DIY companion piece, titled shapes. (More information about these works is available here.) The contest ends March 13, 2014, at 11:59 PM ET. Enter to win here. Good luck!
Permalink [Woman tossing coins or flowers (?) over a female figure reclining on a ram.] by Félix Hilaire Buhot. 
Permalink Allium mutabile  [Ail changeant [Wild onion ; Purple onion]] (1805-1816)