A digital anthology of vintage bears, for all toy collectors and lovers of old teddies.
Over 100 images from cartoon postcards, greetings cards and rare photo portraits of early bears - many with... More > their original owners! Victorian, Edwardian and early 20th century nursery nostalgia from around the world, in downloadable ebook format.< Less
An amazing scrap book of old postcards and genuine photos from yesteryear, capturing some of the strangest portraits you'll ever see! A digital anthology of ethnological pictures of scary ladies from... More > jungle tribes, tattooed warriors, weird French peasants, mysterious veiled Arabian women, oriental and and circus performers, Indian fakirs, freaks, pygmies and eskimos, real-life witches and wizards, pipe smoking dames, mind-boggling ethnic costumes, Victorian eccentrics... An album of bizarre curiosities from around the world, to download in PDF ebook format.< Less
A weird and wonderful anthology of victorian and edwardian travel photos from around the world: tattooed tribesmen, colorful characters in exotic costumes, portraits of strange customs and... More > traditions, ceremonies and rituals, lost trades, ethnological oddities and curios. An album of curiosities, from Africa, Asia, Europe and America... to download in PDF ebook format.< Less
Step right up ladies and gents, for all the fun of the Victorian fairground... you'll be amazed by these genuine old photos of circus sideshow freaks: meet the Fat Lady, The Elephant Man, The Living... More > Doll, The Strong Man, The Human Cannonball, giants, Lilliputian midgets, Siamese Twins, curious animal mutants, visual illusions, lady pipe smokers, eccentric performers, strange tattoos and piercings, medical and anatomical oddities, and bizarre appliances... Strange, bizarre curios from around the world, in downloadable ebook format.
Second Edition improved with dozens of great extra images!!< Less
A virtual museum gallery of vintage photos and old picture postcards from around the world - tribal natives from Africa, Asia, Japan, Oceania and the Americas, revealing fascinating traditional body... More > art : ritual tattoos and scarification. Male and female portraits, voodoo fetish cultists, facial and corporal tattoos, ink dyes and skin designs, veritable visual curiosa. Scores of images in this collection, makes a fascinating collectors' item for all fans of early photography, armchair ethnology and anthropology! With mottled "parchment paper" background effect for an authentic vintage scrapbook look-and-feel. Also includes tasters from some of our other recent vintage photo series titles! This ebook edition is downloadable in PDF format for Acrobat Reader.< Less
Visit the original haunt of French artists, writers and Bohemians in 19th century Paris, the picturestque hill and its streets around the Sacré Coeur, in the 18th Arrondissement. Vintage... More > photos, antique prints, old documents and theatre programmes, souvenirs from the notorious cabarets, famous bars and cafés, such as the Moulin de la Galette and Cabaret du Néant. A fascinating virtual tour featuring dozens of historic images. Fascinating for all fans of France, art and literary history. Also includes tasters from some of our other recent history and vintage photo series titles! This ebook edition is downloadable in PDF format for Acrobat Reader, with optional rolling slideshow effects.< Less
A digital anthology of over 100 vintage illustrations of marvelous Victorian machines, gadgets, famous scientific instruments and watershed innovations. From the great age of 19th century invention... More > and scientific discovery - steam-powered contraptions, early electric and petrol motors, boats and steam locomotive trains, weapons, optical and photographic devices, patent diagrams and illustrations from popular science journals and reviews. Sometimes beautiful, often clumsy, these early prototypes changed our world. Mainly American, British and French inventions, from the steam turbine to Edison's phonograph, the Maxim gun, the typewriter, wireless telegraphy, the gramophone, early aeroplanes and motor cars... Downloadable in PDF ebook format with optional random page transition effects for amusing browsing! Please check out our other titles including Amazing Victorian Amazing Vintage Medical Devices, Ads & Illustrations, available at our store www.lulu.com/fisheseye< Less
A digital scrapbook filled with an international collection of vintage illustrations from the pages of Victorian popular science journals and anthologies. Over 100 great images, mainly American,... More > British and French machinery, novel transport and inventions, including steam and electric power, cameras, guns, boats, lighting, telescopes and telephones, scientific instruments, X-Rays, household devices.... great visual inspiration for creative and inventive people! Downloadable in PDF ebook format with optional random page transition effects for amusing browsing! **Also available: "Bizarre Victorian Inventions", and "Amazing Medical Curios, Devices, Ads & Illustrations" **< Less
From the curious backwaters and dead ends of science, we proudly present some of the brilliantly wacky ideas that didn't quite make it! From the drawing board and think tank, to File 13, via the odd... More > strange or failed experiment... you can savor the eureka moment of these crackpot concepts in this handpicked selection of rare & forgotten images from the 19th century archives and abandoned patent vaults! Evolutionary dead ends of technology and scientific red herrings, plus some eccentric anachronisms - just too far ahead of their time - these inspired and ingenious inventions will amuse, and maybe inspire you! Who could have predicted that there would be no market for the family velocipede but that the pocket machine gun, automatic teller and electric stair lift would eventually succeed! Downloadable in PDF ebook format with optional random page transition effects for amusing browsing! Lab humor, a hi-tech treat for all science history fans and armchair inventors!< Less
A collection of famous chorus line showgirl portraits & other souvenir ephemera from Paris' legendary Moulin Rouge theater, compiled in PDF format. Dozens of beautiful women artistes in colorful... More > and sexy stage costumes from yesteryear. For all fans of theatrical and dance nostalgia - a digital scrapbook of vintage photo postcards and reviews from the Golden Age of French music hall. This collectible ebook edition comes with tasters from other Performing Arts and Visual History titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality!< Less