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

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Title: A much-needed comedy element in the campaign of 1900 / Dalrymple.
Creator(s): Dalrymple, Louis, 1866-1905, artist
Date Created/Published: N.Y. : J. Ottmann Lith. Co., Puck Bldg., 1900 May 9.
Medium: 1 print : chromolithograph.
Summary: Illustration showing Admiral George Dewey as a circus clown, with William Jennings Bryan on a donkey labeled “Dem Party” and William McKinley on an elephant labeled “GOP” under the big top of a circus; Puck, as the ringmaster, stands in the background.
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Title: The scarf act
Date Created/Published: c1874
Medium: 1 print.
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Title: [Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]
Creator(s): Rothengatter, Emil, artist
Date Created/Published: [between 1800 and 1920]
Medium: 1 drawing.
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Image ID: 427678
Drawings illustrating training of horses. (1590)
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Title: The grand lay-out
Creator(s): Gibson & Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio),
Date Created/Published: c1874.
Medium: 1 print : lithograph, color.
Summary: Circus parade around tents, with crowd watching alongside railroad train.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-01329 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-6048 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-1028 (b&w film copy neg.)