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 [Art nouveau design of a woman amidst flowers.] (1900)
Georges de Feure
Permalink Entrance court with spring flowers, 1870, England
From Rustic adornments for homes of taste. Groombridge, 1870) Hibberd, Shirley (1825-1890), Author.
Permalink Les roses.  [Roses. ] (1925) 
Beauzée-Reynaud, Marguerite, 1894-1985 — Artist
Permalink [Two floral designs.] ([1927?])
Permalink  Title: [Butterfly and flowers]  
Date Created/Published:  					[between 1820 and 1890] 
Medium: 			     					   				 					1 drawing on wove paper : watercolor. 
Summary: 					Drawings shows a butterfly on a flower.
Permalink [Branch with small fuzzy fruit, pink flowers.] 					 					 	 					 	 					 					 					 						([18—])
Image ID: 1130434
Myosotis. [Forget-me-not ; Scorpion grass] ([1847?])
Permalink Date: 1651-1750 (circa) Schools /Styles: Mughal Style Period/Culture: Islamic Description: Painting. Flower. On paper.
Permalink Image ID: 1698885
How does my lady’s garden grow. 					 					 	 					 								 [My lady’s garden.]
Image ID: 1124973
Malva Rosea, folio subrotundo flore saturatius rubente = Mauve Rose. 					 					 	 					 	 					 					 					 						(1772-1793)
Image ID: 1107186
Magnolia glauca. (Small magnolia). 					 	 					 	 					 (1817-1820)
Image ID: 1155138
Dracoena terminalis  [Cordyline terminalis ; Dragonnier terminale ; Dragon Lily [H…] (1805-1816)
Permalink Title: Kitsune azami - May  
Date Created/Published:  					[187-] 
Medium: 			     					   				 					1 drawing : ink, color ; 22.1 x 15.2 cm (sheet) 
Summary: 					Drawing shows stalk with purple blossom and leaves of a Japanese plumed thistle. 
Reproduction Number:  				     					   LC-DIG-jpd-01202 (digital file from original print)
Permalink In honor of Tumblr Tuesday (ahem, please vote historical, cough), I present to you a flower called THE TUMBLE TURD!
Image Title:  Scarabæus pilularis Americanus, The Tumble-Turds; Lilium &c. Creator: Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749 — Artist Additional Name(s): Edwards, George, 1694-1773 — Editor Created Date: 1754 Medium: Etchings — Hand-colored Specific Material Type: Prints