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

Image Title

:  [Man and woman in a dressing room.]


: Lowell, Orson, 1871-1956 — Artist

Published Date

: 1909


: Printed on border: “Of all the ding-dog-bat —what in thunder men want to wear such things for is — umph — I’ll get that hook in that eye or I’ll eat — stop drawing your breath man, and swelling yourself up! Can’t you see I’m simply — hang it! — there goes my thumb nail, right off short.” “Copyright, 1909 by Life Publishing Company.”

Original Source

: From Good housekeeping. (New York : International Magazine Co. Inc., 1885-) .

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