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 Show us how to do the fox trot / words and music by Irving Berlin.  [Watch your step. Show us how to do the fox trot. Vocal score…] (1914)
Permalink Caricature of Viola Tree. (1901-1915)
Permalink Summer travel number by Georges Lepape. From Vogue. (New York : Condé-Nast Inc., 1892-)
Permalink Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921 — Artist, Self-Portrait
Permalink "December - Central Park." (1934)
Permalink Caricature of Viola Tree. (1901-1915)
Permalink Huts, St. Ann’s Bay Jamaica. (1906)
Permalink Teaching a machine to think. (ca. 1935-1938)
Permalink Bonne année. (1913)
Permalink Heroes, outlaws & funny fellows of American popular tales. (1939)
Image Title
:  “Flower pot" coat.
: Alexander, Pearl Levy — Designer
Additional Name(s)
: André (Firm) — Creator Teitelbaum, Walter — Donor
Published Date
: Spring/Summer 1939-1940
Created Date
: Sep 25 1939
: Fitted coat with nipped in waist and flared skirt, and wedge-shaped breast pockets with floral detail. Includes back view.Note 2.) Printed on image: “Designed by Pearl Levy Alexander” “Advanced spring and Palm Beach” “André 570 Seventh Avenue New York City LA 4-4627” Note 3.) Printed on image: “Note pockets in the shape of flower pots with flowers”
Permalink Lord Byron’s portrait by the Comte d’Orsay.  [The Sphere, April 24, 1924, pg. 67.]
Permalink Image Title
:  Aszatka.
: Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973 — Costume designer
Published Date
: [1926]
: Gouaches
Item Physical Description
: Gouache, 35.5 x 25.2 cm.
: Costume (two views) for a Nubian girl in Mordkin’s ballet for the Mikhail Mordkin Russian Ballet (Company). 
Title: Irvin S. Cobb of Kentucky
Creator(s): Sarg, Tony, 1882-1942, artist
Date Created/Published: 1916 May [publication date]
Medium: 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with watercolor, and scraping out on illustration board ; 57.8 x 49.4 cm. (sheet)
Summary: Author and journalist Irvin S. Cobb appears in a bust-length caricature, framed within a circle. Wearing a coonskin cap and fringed frontier outfit, he smokes a cigar and holds a rifle. A small vignette below the portrait, enclosed in a cartouche, shows two men, presumably native Kentuckians, shaking hands.
Title: He looked up at the broad yellow moon and thought that she looked at him
Creator(s): Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935, artist
Date Created/Published: 1916.
Medium: 1 painting : charcoal, watercolor and oil.