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Image of the Week: Cats and Monkeys

Image of the Week: Cats and Monkeys

Today’s image of the week comes to us from The Poetess Archive. Entitled The Cat’s Paw, the image appears in Forget Me Not, A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1831. Created by artist Robert Graves and engraver Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, the piece depicts a monkey using a cat’s paw to push what appear to be hot […]

Image of the Week: Victorian sheet music

This sheet music for “I come! I come!”  by J. Z. Hesser came with a “portrait” of Queen Victoria, which seems to be distantly descended from George Hayter’s state portrait.

Image of the Week: Portrait of a Housekeeper

In honor of this past weekend’s U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey’s Season 3, this week’s image is an ambrotype from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections depicting a woman dressed as a housekeeper. On the other half of the frame, we see the fence and gate to a large house – perhaps the very one […]

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: 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 […]