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Vintage Travels in Japan By Babette Abbeywood
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Two Victorian travellers' eye-witness accounts of their adventures while journeying through Japan. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this special ebook edition is illustrated with dozens of... More > beautiful and evocative photos (many hand-tinted), early postcards; antique prints and engravings. Landscapes, portraits, rural, domestic and urban scenes of traditional daily life, local ceremonies and customs, including marriage, crime and punishment, royal court life, festivals, hara-kiri suicide. In her letters from 1878, published as Unbeaten Tracks In Japan, Isabella Bird complained about the "abominable weather" and the "insect pests". In Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, by Lieutenant J.M.W. Silver, from 1867, we discover the secrets of mixed bath houses, funerals, and criminal executions. This joint re-edition is illustrated with dozens of beautiful and fascinating hand-tinted photos from the period, specially selected, plus prints and engravings.< Less
Amazing Kitsch Beauties - Vintage Photo Album (PDF ebook & slideshow) By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $3.99
(1 Ratings)
An unusual and highly amusing ebook anthology of early photos postcards and greetings cards with a Kitsch glamour theme - mainly from the Art Nouveau and Deco periods! Ladies in colorful hats, girls... More > in billowing ballgowns, outrageous actresses and pretty models in diaphanous dresses and floral costumes - complete with glitzy jewelry, lace, bows and frills. The height of vintage style, or sheer bad taste - you decide! Visual humor for fashion victims? Nearly 150 early 20th century images, many in hand-tinted color. Also includes samples from our sister titles. In PDF ebook format for Acrobat Reader, with optional rolling slideshow functionality and random transition effects between images! In presentation mode this e-book makes a novel alternative to a screensaver. Also includes tasters from other titles in our ebook series. New edition, improved and extended, January 2010!!< Less
Antique Teddy Bear Scrapbook By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $2.99
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
Circus Sideshow Freaks - Vintage Photo Album By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $2.99
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
Bizarre Victorian Inventions - PDF Scrapbook / Slideshow By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $3.99
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
Souvenirs of the Moulin Rouge, Paris! - Vintage Photo Album By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $2.99
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
150+ Ethnic Folk Costumes - Vintage Photo Album By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $4.99
(1 Ratings)
A collection of over 150 early photos and historic postcard images of traditional national dress from around the world. Scenes of native cultural heritage including exotic and ritual costumes, tribal... More > dancers, nomads, wedding ceremonies, everyday village life, nobility, children and adult portraits from China, India, Japan, SE Asia, Africa, Egypt, France, Central Europe, Russia, Native and Latin Americans, many dating from the 19th century. Educational and entertaining for fans of history, travel, fashion and ethnography. Fascinating to browse on your notebook or ebook reader. Includes tasters from other titles in our ebook series.< Less
Girls of the Folies Bergère - Vintage Photo Album By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $2.99
For all fans of theatrical and dance nostalgia - a digital scrapbook of vintage photo portraits from the Golden Age of French music hall. A collection of famous chorus line showgirls, old postcards... More > and other souvenir ephemera from Paris' legendary Folies Bergère, compiled in PDF format. Dozens of beautiful women artistes in colorful stage costumes from yesteryear. This collectible ebook edition comes with "parchment effect" paper background to give it the authentic look of an antique photo album! Also includes tasters from some of our other recent Performing Arts series titles.< Less
Ethnic Tattoos - A PDF Vintage Photo Portrait Album By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $3.45
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
19th Century Gadgets, Gizmos & Science Illustrations - PDF Scrapbook By Babette Abbeywood
eBook (PDF): $3.95
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