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New resource: BRANCH

New resource: BRANCH

NINES is happy to announce the integration of a new resource: Britain, Represention, And Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH), edited by Dino Franco Felluga. The site provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period 1775-1925. And thanks to its site structure, BRANCH offers users an innovative approach to history itself, […]

Image of the Week: Ad for Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress

John Bunyan’s allegorical narrative, The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which Is To Come (1678) was an extraordinarily popular work of religious literature, even through the nineteenth century. This advertisement from the Library of Congress’ American Time Capsule Collection, invites visitors to see a panoramic exhibition of the famous religious narrative, and promises […]

Image of the Week: Honest old Abe on the Stump

In honor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, this week, we’ve chosen to showcase this satirical drawing of Abraham Lincoln after his nomination as a Republican presidential candidate in 1860. According to the summary provided by the Library of Congress, The artist contrasts Lincoln’s modest posture at the Illinois Republican state convention in […]

Image of the Week: Seaside Library

In honor of some new objects added to NINES in recent weeks, this week’s image comes from the France in America collection at the Library of Congress. Nineteenth-century publisher George Munro issued many popular serial novels in the Seaside Library collection of books, including this one, Balsamo, Or Memoirs of a Physician by Alexandre Dumas. […]

Image of the Week: Paris Fashions, 1847

This week’s image showcases the finest in men’s and women’s fashions from Paris in 1847. Browse more interesting apparel, thanks to this search of New York Public Library’s collections.

Image of the Week: Summer amusement

Image of the Week: Summer amusement

In this satirical print from Isaac Cruikshank (father to George Cruikshank), we see one summer’s less enjoyable aspects: the arrival of all manner of bugs. This and many other prints by the Cruikshanks can be found in the British Cartoon Prints Collection at the Library of Congress. Happy summer from all of us here at […]

Image of the Week: The Upper Wards of Windsor Castle

This aquatint of Windsor Castle, in the English county of Berkshire, was created by Charles Wild and engraved by Thomas Sutherland in 1819 for an illustrated history of royal residences by W.H. Pyne. It shows the nineteenth-century upper wards of of the palace, flanking the older, medieval round tower of the original Normal castle. After its renovations […]

Image of the Week: Front Cover, The Yellow Book, April 1895

Our featured image this week comes from our newest peer-reviewed project, The Yellow Nineties Online (Denisoff and Kooistra, eds.). Artist Patten Wilson was responsible for the cover of The Yellow Book in April 1895, depicting a young woman reading on a stylized, flattened couch, with her dog reclining in the foreground. Click here to view […]