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Strange But True! Bizarre Vintage Postcards By Babette Abbeywood
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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
2010 Calendar - Stone Age Mysteries & Monuments By Babette Abbeywood
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A dozen selected photos and stunning graphic images plus old postcards and prints, of some of Europe's most spectacular Neolithic era stone monuments: featuring Stonehenge, Carnac... menhirs,... More > dolmens, cromlechs, prehistoric standing stones and pagan temples... a truly original wall calendar for 2010. For all fans of archaeology, architecture and ancient history. A memorable gift - or just keep it for yourself!< Less
Angkor Wat - Glories of Ancient Cambodia - 2010 Calendar By Babette Abbeywood
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This colorful 2010 wall calendar features photos of Cambodia's ancient royal capital, the legendary city of Angkor Wat. Lost for centuries in the tropical jungle, it was rediscovered by Victorian... More > explorers - a vast landscape of palaces and temples, huge heads of forgotten Khmer dynasty kings and pagan idols, carved scenes of battles and apsara dancing girls. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is now one of the world's most famous historical tourist destinations. Sure to delight fans of architecture, history and adventure travel.< Less
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
A Vintage Geisha Girl Calendar 2010 By Babette Abbeywood
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A dozen vintage photos and postcards featuring Japanese Geisha Girls and women in beautiful, traditional kimono costume dresses. Many images in color. Includes portraits, domestic scenes, music and... More > dance, tea ceremonies, and ladies from the Number 9 house... a beautiful, original wall calendar for 2010. A talking-point for the wall at home or in the office, also makes a great, original gift!< Less
Antique Teddy Bear Scrapbook By Babette Abbeywood
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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
Amazing Kitsch Beauties - Vintage Photo Album (PDF ebook & slideshow) By Babette Abbeywood
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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
Bizarre Victorian Inventions - PDF Scrapbook / Slideshow By Babette Abbeywood
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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
Circus Sideshow Freaks - Vintage Photo Album By Babette Abbeywood
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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
19th Century Gadgets, Gizmos & Science Illustrations - PDF Scrapbook By Babette Abbeywood
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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