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 Title: Closed chair of upper classes of nobles - used by men & women
Date Created/Published: [ca. 1890]
Summary: Drawing shows four porters, two in front and two in the rear, holding the long poles through an enclosed palanquin.
Permalink The buccaneer was a picturesque fellow. (1905) by Howard Pyle.  "Illustrations for ‘The fate of a treasure-town’ " 
Permalink Steel buttons, coup de bouton. (1905)
Permalink Lippincott’s December. (December 1895) by Joseph J. Gould, Jr.
Permalink [Art nouveau design of a woman amidst flowers.] (1900)
Georges de Feure
Permalink [Art nouveau design of woman.] (1900)
Georges de Feure
Permalink Mabel Love, 1910
Permalink To my Valentine. (ca. 1910)
Permalink Image Title:  Man Chasing Rabbit
Published Date: 1889
Permalink Wanted - A Typewriter. (May 1895)
Source: Phonographic world and commercial school review; a magazine for stenographers and typewriter operators. / v. 9-10 (1893-1895)
Permalink Caricature of Viola Tree. (1901-1915)
Permalink Three little girls were sitting on a rail, on a fine hot day in September.  [3 little girls were sitting on a rail, on a fine hot day in …] (1910)
Permalink Image Title
:  [Man and woman in a dressing room.]

: Lowell, Orson, 1871-1956 — Artist

Published Date
: 1909

: Printed on border: “Of all the ding-dog-bat —what in thunder men want to wear such things for is — umph — I’ll get that hook in that eye or I’ll eat — stop drawing your breath man, and swelling yourself up! Can’t you see I’m simply — hang it! — there goes my thumb nail, right off short.” “Copyright, 1909 by Life Publishing Company.”

Original Source
: From Good housekeeping. (New York : International Magazine Co. Inc., 1885-) .
Image Title
:  [“If displeased, however, she would brew up clouds black as ink, sitting in the midst of them like a bottle-bellied spider in the midst of its web”]

: Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939 — Artist

Published Date
: 1905

: Title from Irving’s text.

Original Source
: From Rip van Winkle. Illustriert durch Arthur Rackham. (Leipzig Seemann 1905) Irving, Washington (1783-1859), Author.
A Southern Valentine, 1899, Plantation Sketches, Phillips, Jay Campbell, 1873- — Artist