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

  • Title: Tsuchigumo
  • Title Translation: Earth spider.
  • Creator(s): Taiso, Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892, artist
  • Date Created/Published: [188-]
  • Medium: 1 print : woodcut, color ; 31 x 20.8 cm.
  • Summary: Print shows a man with a sword about to fend off an attacking “earth spider.”

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