By Dana Wheeles on November 14, 2012
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, […]
By Dana Wheeles on September 11, 2012
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 […]
By Dana Wheeles on August 28, 2012
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 […]
By Dana Wheeles on August 15, 2012
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. […]
By Dana Wheeles on August 8, 2012
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.
By Dana Wheeles on July 16, 2012
This gorgeous binding was created by Victor Champs (1844-1912) for a late nineteenth-century edition of Denis Diderot’s Jacques le fataliste et son maître (originally published in (1796 ). To see more bindings from the nineteenth century, browse this saved search of the New York Public Library’s William Augustus Spencer collection.
By Dana Wheeles on July 10, 2012
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 […]
By Dana Wheeles on June 25, 2012
Published in 1865 by Griffith and Faran and illustrated by Maclure, MacDonald and MacGregor, this children’s book of poetry comes from the Baldwin Library of Children’s Literature at the University of Florida. Click through to see a digital facsimile of the whole book, or browse the whole collection in NINES.
By Dana Wheeles on May 9, 2012
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 […]
By Dana Wheeles on May 2, 2012
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 […]