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 A summer shower. (1895) by William J. C. Pitcher. From Magazine of art. (London & New York : Cassell Ltd., 1878-1904)
Permalink Watercolor wash of pale salmon white floods out from the middle of paper with a tiny head of Fuller with loose hair at the center presented on a dark green/ blue ground/ In the foreground an assortment of artist tools: palette, triangle, compass, inkwell, t-square, brush, paint tube, as well as a top hat, are animated with stick figure arms and legs in various antic poses of worship and amaze in the light flooding from by A Loïe Fuller, 1895.
Permalink The coffee shop.  [The coffee-shop of Cairo.] (1846-1849)
Permalink [The troll was quite willing, and before long he fell asleep and began snoring.]  [The three princesses in the blue mountain.] (1914)
Nielsen, Kay Rasmus, 1886-1957 — Artist
Permalink Image Title
:  And this time she whisked off the wig; and there lay the lad, so lovely, and white and red, just as the Princess had seen him in the morning sun.


Alternate Title
: The widow’s son.


Creator
: Nielsen, Kay Rasmus, 1886-1957 — Artist


Medium
: Halftone photomechanical prints


Original Source
: From East of the sun and west of the moon : old tales from the north; illustrated by Kay Nielsen. (New York G.H. Doran Co. 1922) Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen (1812-1885), Author.
Permalink Image Title
:  [Costume with wig and bells.]


Medium
: Aquatints — Hand-colored


Source
: Gilbert Adrian costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.
Permalink Pour l’été cette robe d’avant-midi en toile bleu pastel ou en shantung. (1934)
Permalink Teaching a machine to think. (ca. 1935-1938)
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Image Title
:  [The brownies’ snow man]
Creator
: Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924 — Artist
Published Date
: 1890
Medium
: Wood engravings
Original Source
: From Another brownie book. Second book. (New York Century 1890) Cox, Palmer (1840-1924), Author.
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Image Title
:  [Woman in green coat outdoors.]
Creator
: Moorhead, Irwin — Artist
Published Date
: 1895
Permalink In winter I get up at night… (1910)
Children’s book illustrations / Book illustrations — Stevenson — Child’s garden of verses
Permalink A Cornish litany.
Permalink The fandango at the Theatre San Fernando, Seville / [design by] G. Doré, [engraving by] Gauchard. 					 					 	 					 	 					 					 					 						([187-?])
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Image Title
:  The bubble.
Creator
: Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901 — Artist
Medium
: Halftone photomechanical prints
Notes
: Written below image: “In the possession of the Hon. Gerald Ponsonby.” Artist’s initials lower left corner.
Original Source
: From Kate Greenaway. Black, 1905) Layard, George Somes (1857-1925), Author. Spielmann, M. H. (Marion Harry) (1858-1948), Author.
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Image Title
:  [Front endpaper.]
Creator
: Chapuis, Lucien — Artist
Medium
: Pochoir prints
Specific Material Type
: prints
Source
: Traité d’enluminure d’art au pochoir, par Jean Saudé; précéde de notes par MM. Antoine Bourdelle, Lucien Descaves … et Sem [pseud.] Aquarelles de Beauzée-Reynaud, Benedictus [e. a.] Reproductions d’après Jean Foucquet, A. Besnard, image de Georgin.