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November 30, 2019

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Lebanon Valley's 1915 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #ghost #spirit #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Der Guckkasten, 1913.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #jester #in chains #1913
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Life, 1923.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #mask #masquerade
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1923.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #insect #faces in things #flower #bee #rose
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Quiet hours.  From the University of Wisconsin's 1921 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #piano #music #vintage yearbook #pianist #musician #band
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"The three learned professions surely need our sympathy, since they so many things that are not so."  From The Doctors, A Satire in Four Seizures by Elbert Hubbard, 1909.
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#doctor
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
She put her taxidermied cat where it longed to be in life.  From Ric et Rac, 1931.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #cat #birdcage
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
The spirit wields a spear.  From Saint Leo's 1972 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #skeleton #vintage yearbook #spear
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Genealogical tree of Lamaic sects, from The Gazetteer of Sikhim, 1894.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#buddhism #vintage diagram #genealogy #family tree #tibetan bon #lamas
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Naturally, we are non-luminous, and we only shine as we become luminous ourselves." —W. Walters, "Lessons of the Light," 1882
From Nebelspalter, 1884.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #bells #lantern #cycling #penny farthing
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1906.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #boxing kangaroo #kangaroo #people who look like animals #kangaroo woman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1905.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #dog #top hat #monocle
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1908.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #mood
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
*Inspired by the world's only accurate meteorological report, "Yesterday's Weather," as seen on Check It Out.
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#vintage illustration #rainy day #melting building #enough already #collapsing
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this unlikely pairing.  Click each image for its source.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Blew things over the earth."  From Judge's Library, 1903.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #demon #wizard #genie #occult #djinn #evil spirit
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1899.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #giantess #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #volcano #faces in things #hot air #mountain spirit
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #death #spirit #astral body #out of body
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November 29, 2019

This May Surprise You (permalink)
Unmasking a hitherto unexamined yet deeply complex theme in a classic sitcom, so that fans, old and new, may see the series in an entirely different and more intriguing light.  It's our 19-minute documentary entitled Marooned Gray Areas of Identity on Gilligan's Island.
> read more from This May Surprise You . . .
#gilligan's island #video
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
We tend to forget:

  • that even standing upright is a learned skill
  • how much we are connected
  • the middle items
  • the sublime
  • the liberating power of fantasies
  • even those hardwon lessons that could help us solve recurring problems
  • that a longheld assumption does not thereby become a fact
  • things that do not fit our own personal expectations
  • that the brain is not the mind
  • how big an order of magnitude really is
  • a great deal of what is said almost as soon as we hear it
  • disagreeable experiences
  • negative feedback about ourselvess
  • how real the imaginary is to children
  • about “us”
  • that dogs are not people
  • what we want to forget
  • ourselves, forget we are in a theatre
  • that the body understands the world in unique ways
  • that it hasn't always been like this
  • about those people that we do not know
  • many things we knew when we were in the spirit world
  • who we are
[snippets gathered through the course of our research]
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#forgotten
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Not that anyone needed further evidence that the Michelan Man has always been a space alien.  From Lumières Dans la Nuit, 1973.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #alien #bibendum #michelin man #spacemen
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Der Bärenspiegel, 1936.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #umbrella #weightless #teddy bear
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Strange Dreams (permalink)
From Indiana University's 1913 yearbook.
If you have a strange dream to share, send it along!
> read more from Strange Dreams . . .
#vintage illustration #nightmare #snake #insomnia #vintage yearbook #phobia #bugs #creepy crawlies
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Do-Re-Midi (permalink)
The sound of mayhem.  From Der Guckkasten, 1913.
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#vintage illustration #mayhem
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
INSTRUCTIONS: Click to see if she's camera shy. From Tulane's 1973 yearbook.

From Tulane's 1973 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #vintage photo #camera shy #gif #new orleans
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1923.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #elephant #crying animal
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Ric et Rac, 1930.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #night sky #stars #starry night #night
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Down the moonpath, softly creeping."  From The Quiver, 1867.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #spooky #forest #moon #vintage #moonlight #woods #moonpath
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1906.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #haunted tree #anthropomorphism #tree spirit #faces in things #tree face #spooky tree
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #political cartoon #giant bird #vulture #vulture monster #monster bird
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Krokodil, 1963.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #gun #faces in things #grenade
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1901.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #occult #big hair #long fingernails
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #doctor #operation #surgeon
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
This photograph may be used to facilitate time travel.  From Barnard's yearbook of 1929.
> read more from Images Moving Through Time . . .
#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #perspective
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #winter #barrel #sledding #bobsled
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Medical College of Virginia's 1934 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #giant #vintage yearbook #1930s #men #running
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From "Mr. Cork's Secret," by MacDonald Hastings:

[I believe we've had something like this before, from another author.]

***

The dance floor was crowded with sad-looking people in tinsel hats. Clouds of balloons floated down from the ceiling, and the diners who were left behind at their tables solemnly amused themselves blowing out paper tubes with feathers on the end and making shrill blasts with wooden whistles. The English, in their way, were having a Gala Night.

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November 28, 2019

Unicorns (permalink)
"... and the anger wells up inside because finally someone had the guts to say — I'm different!"
From Catawba's 1973 yearbook.
> read more from Unicorns . . .
#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #unicorn man
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Der Bärenspiegel, 1943.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage fashion #rabbit #bunny #pet walker #walking the rabbit
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Medical College of Virginia's 1929 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #silhouette #vintage yearbook #caveman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The face of influenza.  From Life, 1923.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #doctor #disease #influenza #the flu
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
If we told you this was the Headless Horseman at a Thanksgiving dinner, it might not help much.  From Suffolk's 1996 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage yearbook #costume #headless horseman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Annancy Stories, illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith, 1899.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #death #grim reaper #folk tale #Pamela Colman Smith
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Dry Goods Economist, 1922.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage ad #bear #thermometer
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1906.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #hybrid #toys #strange toy
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From In Merry Measure by Thomas Masson, 1904.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #cherub #cupid #bellows
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #demon #halloween #october #hallowe'en #horned man
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
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#vintage illustration #father time #hybrid #human headed #prisoner #giant snail #human snail #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1922.
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#vintage illustration #tiny dog #dog foot
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Rire, 1908.
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#vintage illustration #pegasus #flying horse
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1899.
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#vintage illustration #satyr #goat man #goat #human headed #vintage magazine #man goat
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From the UC Southern Branch yearbook of 1959.

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #fear of paper
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Zarnitsy, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #demon #despair #depression #darkness #1906 #dark forces
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Everything we ever learned at educational institutions was technically from "outside reading."  From Tulane's 1917 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #self education
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1892.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #anthropomorphism #pipe smoker #bear
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November 27, 2019

Only Funny If ... (permalink)
In the golden age, the presentation of a skerered banana could trigger tears of laughter.  From the 1929 Ole Miss yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #humor #vintage yearbook #laughter #banana
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Rare to see the sphinx in flight.  From Der Bärenspiegel, 1946.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The best trumpet horns are animal shaped.  From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
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#vintage illustration #animal shaped #trumpet horn #vintage speakers
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"Things done in violence have to be done over again."  From Little Journeys to Homes of Reformers: Bradlaugh by Elbert Hubbard, 1907.
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Tulane's 1917 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #bear #syrup
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1884.
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#vintage illustration #snail #giant snail
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)

[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #green man #flower hair
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satira, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #architecture #winter
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1901.
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#vintage illustration #devil #satan #hell #skulls
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Waking the seal.  From Le Journal Amusant, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #pet walker #seal #sea lion
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1909.
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#vintage illustration #angel #gold #his majesty the baby #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
You don't have to share everything.  From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #alcohol #all mine #not sharing #don't share
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Judge's Library, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #magician #dog #magic #people who look like their dogs
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1910.
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#vintage illustration #wings #fallen angel #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #tiny people #tiny men
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Precursors (permalink)
"Remember Thanksgiving with a Christmas present."  It's a precursor to holidays colliding in The Nightmare Before Christmas.  From The Rotunda newspaper of Longwood College, 1971.
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#vintage illustration #christmas #thanksgiving #turkey #vintage headline
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Barnard's yearbook of 1911.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #dragon #knight #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.  See Seance Parlor Feng Shui.
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#vintage illustration #ghost #necromancy #spirit #seance
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November 26, 2019

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
The phrase "the moon is an oil lamp" is a Googlewhack.  From Lasell's 1930 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #moon #vintage yearbook #night #oil lamp
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Mysteria, 1981.
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#vintage illustration #ufo
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Today's teddy bear riding a chameleon is from Der Bärenspiegel, 1935.
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
The pseudo-3-D effect of this photo may be used to facilitate time travel.  From Wesleyan College's 1928 yearbook.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1922.
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#vintage illustration #serpent #snake #giant snake #giant serpent
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #underwater #gambling #under the sea
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
This procession of ghosts haunts the Western Ontario yearbook of 1961.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
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#vintage illustration #butterfly net
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1898.
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#vintage illustration #cherries
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From "The Top Comes Off," by Erle Stanley Gardner:

[This is one of those proto-Mason stories about lawyer Ken Corning and his assistant, Helen Vail.]

***

"What name are you registered under?"

"Bess and Edna Seaton," she said. "The room's five-thirty-six."

"Which is Bess and which Edna?" asked Corning.

"Be your age!" she said, and hung up.

[A little later.]

Helen Vail grinned at him. "I came to tell you," she said, "that I'm going to be Bess. We tossed up for it."

[And is it just me, or does the "Be your age!" reaction raise more questions than it answers? (It certainly doesn't answer "Which is Bess and which Edna?"--which I guess, prior to the coin toss, is an unanswerable Schrodingerian question.) Now, to me, "Which is Bess and which Edna?" seems not only like a reasonable question but one to which the answer might be important for Corning to know. However, we're told that Corning grins after Helen hangs up on him, so I feel there's a joke I'm not in on. Tangentially, I'd like to note that Edna is a funny name; as supporting evidence I offer Woody Allen's "The Cartesian dictum might better be expressed, 'Hey, there goes Edna with a saxophone!'"]

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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Kansas State's 1929 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #zebra
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The most doleful figure of them all."  From The Secret of the Marionettes by Ernest De Lancey, 1892.
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#vintage illustration #doleful #sorrow #mournful #grieving
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Two ways to find a cosmic charioteer holding a goat.  From Star Lore of All Ages by William Tyler Olcott, 1911.
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#vintage illustration #constellation #auriga
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Mansfield's 1932 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #vintage yearbook #faces in things #flower
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
He says everything's pretty good, though he's worried about Europe.  From Life, 1923.
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#vintage illustration #europe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Beauty, truth, art.  From Tulane's 1917 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #truth #vintage yearbook #beauty
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satiricheskoe Obozrenie, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #giant #tiny men
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Given the "olive" in the college's name, didn't expect pickles.  But we did find a single Google result for olives being mistaken for pickles, in Punch, 1948:
Gentleman from Philadelphia: That cider we had at dinner was tarnation good, but d— your pickles, Colonel.  Why the stones on 'em's fit to choke a body.
Colonel: Cider!  Pickles!  The cider was champagne, and the pickles are olives, Mr. Yankee.  [Aside.]  What an ignorant son of a gun it is!
Table of contents from Mount Olive's 1977 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #vintage yearbook #faces in things #pickle #olive
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From La Sagrada Biblia, 1883.
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#vintage illustration #let there be light #creation #god #biblical
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November 25, 2019

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Seven causes of bad handwriting (dysgraphia) are typically identified.  Here are five of them.  From Der Bärenspiegel, 1946.
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#vintage illustration #handwriting #tiny men #ink pen
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
You've heard that yearbooks are full of people, and here's proof.  From Peace College's 1969 yearbook.

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#vintage yearbook #people
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The Russian bear embraces religion.  From Life, 1923.
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#religion #vintage illustration #political cartoon #bear
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
We sensed something disquieting about this photo and analyzed it with our custom Uncanny Detector app.  Note the enlargement of the face on the figure at the right.  There is a long snout protruding from a dark face with shaggy blond bangs (or some sort of jagged hood?), the right eye (on our left) gleaming.  But also -- protruding from the side of the figure's head (on our left) there is a second face in profile, looking downward, with a very sharp nose and the hint of a smile.  Do you see these details like our app did?  Blurred as it may be, this is clearly an entity from the Otherworld.
From East Carolina's 1973 yearbook.

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#otherworld #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #blurred
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
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#vintage illustration #teeth #mustache #swami
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1919.
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#vintage illustration #harlequin
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Barnard's yearbook of 1910.

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#vintage illustration #owl #full moon #vintage yearbook #faces in things
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Zritel', 1905.
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#vintage illustration #creature
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1882.
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#vintage illustration #big mouth #teeth #mouth #tongue #mustache #open mouth
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #full moon #dog #lantern #candle
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1876.
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#vintage illustration #vintage fashion #men's fashion #fur coat #big coat #big clothes
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1904.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this unlikely pairing.  Click each image for its source.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1899.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1905.
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1901.
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Your Ship Will Come In (permalink)
From Salem's 1930 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #ship #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1922.
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November 24, 2019

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Still the easiest way to ride a non-existent penny-farthing is to keep removing parts until you're pedalling in the air.  The old ways endure for a reason.  From Der Bärenspiegel, 1926.
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you, too, are characterized by violent fits.  From Peace College's 1969 yearbook.

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#vintage yearbook #1960s #vintage women #violent fits
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Business of Life by A. B. ZuTavern and A. E. Bullock and illustrated by Leo Thiele, 1936.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
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#vintage illustration #ghost #spirit
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Susquehanna's 2007 yearbook.

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#grotesque #mask #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1919.
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Barnard's yearbook of 1927.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #lion
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Zritel', 1905.
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#vintage illustration #anvil #forging #ironmonger
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1882.
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#vintage illustration #horses #tables turned #streetcar
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #piano #pianist #strong man
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Courrier Français, 1887.
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#vintage illustration #serpent #mercury
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this unlikely pairing.  Click each image for its source.
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#vintage illustration #harpy #butterfly #bird costume #flying people #tiny man #tables turned #giant butterfly #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1904.
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#religion #vintage illustration
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #death #skeleton #grim reaper #scythe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Krokodil, 1963.
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#vintage illustration #giant lightbulb #light worship
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Precursors (permalink)
Exotic weddings go way back.  From Le Journal Amusant, 1906.  See The Collected Lost Meanings of Wedlock.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1901.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #hybrid #human faced #man dog
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Tulane's 1917 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #teeth #dentist #giant tooth
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Technically, it's the sun's monocle that burns us.  From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
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#vintage illustration #sun #monocle
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November 23, 2019

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The phrase "Hitler's pitchfork" delivers just a single Google result: "at the point of Hitler's pitchfork."  From Der Bärenspiegel, 1946.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
It's a question that some of us are still asking: "Will you be alivein 1982?"
From UFO Review, 1976.
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #ufo #end of the world #apocalypse #vintage headline #1982 #fear mongering
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From der Guckkasten, 1911.
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#vintage illustration #giant #hand of god #deity
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"'Let us confess it: the human situation is always desperate.' —Lewis Mumford." 
From Colorado College's yearbook of 1986.

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#beard #cat #vintage yearbook #vintage man #1980s
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
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#vintage illustration #starry night #astronomy #telescope
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Sleepy King by Aubrey Hopwood and Seymour Hicks, 1900.
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #cat
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Strange Dreams (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1919.
If you have a strange dream to share, send it along!
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#vintage illustration #dreaming #tower
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Zritel', 1905.
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#vintage illustration #balancing act #house of cards
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1882.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #rainy day #umbrella #frog #mushroom
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satiricheskoe Obozrenie, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #death #grim reaper #skull face
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1901.
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #grim reaper #cable car
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From In Merry Measure by Thomas Masson, 1904.

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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #skull #pen and ink #quill pen #memento mori
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #grim reaper #scythe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1898.
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #grim reaper #boots
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The peace angel is dead but appears to rise via a Pepper's Ghost illusion.  From Lustige Blätter, 1899.
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#vintage illustration #optical illusion #war and peace #pepper's ghost #peace angel
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
This photograph may be used to facilitate time travel.  From Lehigh's 1974 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #urbex
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
We can now confirm that this is, indeed, what a scarecrow thinks of the moon.  From General William Booth Enters Into Heaven, and Other Poems by Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1913.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
A low-tech way to be reverently backlit.  From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
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#religion #vintage illustration #aura #candle
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November 22, 2019

This May Surprise You (permalink)
Revealed -- a bookworm is the larval stage of a dragon.  From Der Bärenspiegel, 1946.
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
The White Rabbit in a dress, from an all-female retelling of Alice in Wonderland from Agnes Scott College's 1914 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #alice in wonderland #vintage yearbook #rabbit
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1915.
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#vintage illustration #demon #hell #hot tub
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Memories of college.  From the University of Nebraska's 1974 yearbook.

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #vampire #dracula
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From "The Return of Lord Kingwood," by Ivans (trans. Josh Pachter):

***

Mr. Monk then ferreted a number of newspaper clippings and other papers out from an assortment of nooks and crannies.... How the little man managed to locate them so quickly, after they had spent years tucked away and forgotten, was impossible to explain. But it was generally acknowledged that there were certain secret passages through the wilderness of documents strewn both within and without the office's many cabinets, passages that were known only to Mr. Monk, passages that invariably led him directly to whatever information he sought.

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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
As good a portrait of a journalist as we've encountered.  From Le Grelot, 1874.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #monster #eight arms #octopus #journalism
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Whether this is a shattering of reality or a confluence of parallel universes, our custom Uncanny Detector App was indecisive.  From East Carolina's 1973 yearbook.

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#bicycle #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #parallel universe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
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#vintage illustration #sea creatures #fish #under the sea #radio
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The fight between the bear and the skrattel. From A Book of Fairy-Tale Bears by Clifton Johnson and illustrated by Frank A. Nankivell, 1913.
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Colorado College's 1922 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #fraternity #vintage yearbook #giant book
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The obligatory defensive disclaimer.  A restoration of an image from The Entheogen Review Complete.
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#vintage illustration #monster #hyrbid #disclaimer
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Zhalo, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #death #cemetery #graveyard #grim reaper
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1876.
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#vintage illustration #arbor day #big hat #forest hat #tree hat #big hands
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this unlikely pairing.  Is Death wearing Peter's mask?  Click each image for its source.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1909.
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#vintage illustration #ghost #spirits #pipe #hallucination #opium #long pipe #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1922.
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#vintage illustration #death #skulls #cat o' nine tails #war and peace #peace angel
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1906.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #jealousy #gunfire #suddenly a shot rang out
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
We assumed this was an underwater photo of a swimmer.  It turns out to be a realistic theatrical recreation of someone drowning.  From Fairmont's 1985 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #photography #drowning #vintage yearbook #swimming
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #clown #flood
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November 21, 2019

This May Surprise You (permalink)

The phrase "Humpty Dumpty's beard" is a Googlewhack.
Illustration from The Lewis Carroll Society of North America's Knight Letter, 2008.
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#alice in wonderland #humpty dumpty #egg
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The George Washington Ghost, 1927.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #cloud #shut up #skywriter
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Princess White Flame by Gertrude Crownfield, 1920.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #imp #fairy tale #prince
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Facing the future without fear."  From Awake magazine, 1958.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #fear #fearless #optimism #vintage headline
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Mansfield's 1933 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #castle #knight #crown #vintage yearbook #laurels
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #serpent #garden of eden #biblical
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Beacon Third Reader by James Hiram Fassett and illustrated by Charles Copeland, 1914.  See How to Believe in Your Elf.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #gnome #fairy tale #elves #cave
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The eccentric, critical, changeful, intelligent hand."  We like how the caption doesn't say this is the hand of a person who is eccentric, critical, changeful, and intelligent, but rather that the hand itself is all of those things.  Therefore, the illustration is transformed into a talisman, akin to the Hand of Fatima.  From New Discoveries in Palmistry by Joseph Bryant Hargett, 1901.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #hand #palmistry
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1884.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #cemetery #open grave #burial #dummy #mannequin
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1876.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #elephant #circus
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1907.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #antlers #horned man #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1920.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #monster #giant
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Book of Whispers (permalink)

No doubt you've heard of Ireland, too.  It really is such an open secret.  From The Open Secret of Ireland by Tom Kettle, 1912.

But even as recently as 1981, Ireland was under wraps, as it were.  "There isn't anything beyond Wales — only a lot of sea" (the "Roots" Christmas special of Are You Being Served?)

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#are you being served #ireland #open secret
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1905.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage fashion #weird fashion #gag
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1900.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #monster
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Swarthmore's 1960 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #silhouette #vintage yearbook #tree
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Europa's Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and illustrated by John Batten, 1916. 
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #frog #smiling animal
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1847.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #demon #winged man #bad smell #stinky
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Someone Should Write a Book on ... (permalink)
Someone should write a book on Boundary Setting for Open Secrets.
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November 20, 2019

The Right Word (permalink)
You've noticed the phenomenon: stage magic so often has an undertone of seriousness, and ritual magic[k] is so often theatrical.  Our friend Clint Marsh has dedicated his life to the misfits of magic, collecting and spearheading subtle yet wondrous wizardry for enchanting everyday life.  In honor of his remarkable Fiddler's Green zine, we rolled our alphabet dice on a haunted mirror to see what mysterious messages might come through.
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#magician #magic #clint marsh #letter dice #alphabet dice
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Contrary to what titillating artists would have you believe, most mermaids have only human heads on otherwise fishy bodies.  From Littleton's 1907 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #mermaid #vintage yearbook #human headed
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Northern UFO News, 1986.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #alien #extraterrestrial
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Der Bärenspiegel, 1935.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #bear #gas mask
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"They are taken to places beyond the sky, and there they are dusted and swept."  From The Wonderful Fairies of the Sun by Ernest Vincent Wright and illustrated by Cora M. Norman, 1896.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #fairies #stars
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1915.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #horn #biblical #musician #jericho
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Washburn's 1918 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #camel #flying camel #winged camel
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"So they followed the rose past the pretty houses of the flowers."  From The Wonderful Land of Up by Olive Roberts Barton and illustrated by Neely McCoy, 1918.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #flowers #rose
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
INSTRUCTIONS: Click for an unexpected finale to the chess game. From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.

From Fliegende Blätter, 1925.
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#vintage illustration #chess #gif
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Orion as the Archangel Michael.  From The Word, 1917. 
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#serpent #constellation #occult #esoteric #stars #archangel michael #orion
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Glue on their fingers … fingers in their hair.  From Bradley's 1943 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #glue
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
This method of sausage-making is now generally frowned upon.  From Lustige Blätter, 1919.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #lion #tiger #sausage #vegetarian nightmare
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1901.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #rockets
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From In Merry Measure by Thomas Masson, 1904.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #human butterfly #butterfly woman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1906.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #fashion #men's fashion #big hat #vintage men #vintage hat #fancy hat #lol
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1919.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Judge's Library, 1905.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #happy and sad #vintage men #shaving cream
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #bat #anthropomorphism #matchstick
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From East Carolina's 1976 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage yearbook #prediction #blindfolded #mentalist
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November 19, 2019

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Magic Catalogue by William Doerflinger.  See Seance Parlor Feng Shui.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #ghost #blindfold #vintage magic #seance #table tipping #spirit trumpet
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Further proof that the Michelin Man is an extraterrestrial.  From Lumières Dans la Nuit, 1978.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #alien #spaceman #bibendum #michelin man #extraterrestrial
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
May you