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April 30, 2019

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
You knew that previous generations weren't as overweight, but they had one weird trick for not actually weighing anything.  From Flora Macdonald's 1925 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #weight #scale
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Charivari, 1849.
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#vintage illustration #costume #bull costume #animal costume #cow costume
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Two methods of studying -- the first photo in Susquehanna's 1969 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #studying
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"In the interests of health."  From The Doctors, A Satire in Four Seizures by Elbert Hubbard, 1909.
[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 #death #grim reaper #doctor #knife
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From the University of Rhode Island yearbook of 1922.

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

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#vintage illustration #art #father time #vintage yearbook #scythe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1878.
[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 #art #vintage fashion #big hat #lamp
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Harper's (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 #horseshoe #art #centaur
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Strange Dreams (permalink)
"Nebuchadnezzar's vision of the image."  From Sketches of Universal History, Sacred and Profane, by Frederick Butler, 1818.
If you have a strange dream to share, send it along!
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#vintage illustration #art #dream #vision #nebuchadnezzar
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Red Romance Book by Andrew Lang, 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 #art #lion #cowardice
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The Right Word (permalink)
"Say it with cauliflowers."  From The Judge, 1922.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 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 #art #ladder #red ladder
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
A boxer prays to holy gloves.  From Le Journal Amusant, 1922.  See Strange Prayers for Strange Times.
[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 #art #prayer #boxer #boxing gloves
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1897.
[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 #art #fear of insects #fear of bugs
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1912.
[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 #mythology #folklore #art #horse costume #valkyrie #scandinavian
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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.]
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#vintage illustration #witch #witchcraft #halloween #broomstick #october #walpurgisnacht #art #hallowe'en #when pigs fly #flying pig
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"The mental image in the viewer's mind is more important than the photograph itself." --Minor White.  From Duke's 1973 yearbook.

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

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#photography #vintage yearbook
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From Murder in the Bookstore, by Carolyn Wells:

***

Dr. Jamison, the Medical Examiner, was what the novelists call a strong, silent man. Two not indispensable traits for one of his calling, for his strength was seldom needed and his silence was frequently exceedingly annoying.

***

[Ooh la la!]

"As I sat there a few minutes waiting, I noticed it was twenty past ten. I shouldn't have noticed, probably, but there was a little clock on the table that had a quick, saucy little tick. I felt sure it was a French clock and I looked at it with admiration, it was such a pretty little piece of property."

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#vintage illustration
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Do-Re-Midi (permalink)
We formally call upon Unklejam to reunite and cover Jamiroquai's "Automaton."  See Unklejam's "What Am I Fighting For?" video for all the evidence you'll need to support this cause fervently.  Much as we adore Jamiroquai's original, imagining Unklejam on vocals is irresistible.
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Spoon-fed owl imagery is all-too rare.  From Barnard's 1925 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #owl #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From der Guckkasten, 1912.
[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 #falling #faces in things #lighthouse #tarot tower #airplanes
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April 29, 2019

Someone Should Write a Book on ... (permalink)
Someone should craft a book on finding humor in seances via spirit slates: Jokes that Write Themselves.
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#humor
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Sundials are easier to read when a peacock is watching you -- it's a phenomenon you can prove for yourself.  From Barnard's 1925 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #sundial #vintage yearbook #peacock
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
You've heard chess called "the game of kings," but the original billiards cues were the staves of rulers' flags.  From Le Charivari, 1879.
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#vintage illustration #billiards #flag
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Maski, 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 #art #owls
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kliuv, 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 #death #skeleton #grim reaper #art #crow #scythe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #hybrid #egg #bird person
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Strange Dreams (permalink)
From Le Pêle-Mêle, 1896.
If you have a strange dream to share, send it along!
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#vintage illustration #nightmare #anthropomorphism #horse #art #tables turned
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Joan of Arc accidentally slices the angel Gabriel in two.  From Le Journal Amusant, 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 #angel #art #sword #sliced in two #joan of arc #gabriel
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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.]
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#vintage illustration #japanese #vintage japan #art #top hat #modesty
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 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 #art #leopard #spotted cat
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"A lily-white duck came and gobbled him up."  From Harper's Young People, 1888.
[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 #art #duck #costume #duck costume
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 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 #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 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 #satyr #art #goat legged #faun #horned man
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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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #tiny man #impaled #fencing
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
No captions or contexts were offered in Westminster's 1968 yearbook.

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

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#grotesque #vintage yearbook #hallowe'en #makeup
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1885.
[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 #art #goat #crying animal #crying goat #goat tears
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
From Duke's 1973 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #cathedral #vintage yearbook #duke university
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (1893).
[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 #angel #art #winged man
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From St. Joseph's 1924 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #castle #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satirikon, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #the people could fly
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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory (permalink)
We've always imagined it floating in a cloud of incense: our quiz deck of one-letter words from Pomegranate.  The dream is finally a reality, as the Tarotist and all-around wizard Holy Mountaineering unboxed the deck in his hallowed studio.  Delighted!
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#one-letter words
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April 28, 2019

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
We've never heard a good explanation, but it's true that if comedy and tragedy masks are after you, a ukulele is the best defense.  From Kansas State's 1928 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #mask #vintage yearbook #comedy and tragedy #ukulele
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nagaechka, 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 #grim reaper #art #scythe
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kliuv, 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 #art #harpy #explosion #hybrid #human headed #bird man #exploding egg
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
There isn't any humane way to dispatch human-headed flies, but here's how they did it back in 1903.  From Lustige Blätter, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #hybrid #human headed #insect man #the fly #man fly #fly man
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Pêle-Mêle, 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 #protection #horse #art #armor #bucking bronco #personal protection
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The Muse of History wears a very dated dress.  From Le Journal Amusant, 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 #art #vintage fashion #clio #muse of history
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 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 #ghost #death #grim reaper #art #asphyxiation
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"A day in the dark time."  From Our Little Friends of Norway, Ola and Marit by Frances Carpenter and illustrated by Curtiss Sprague, 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.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodźko, 1896.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1928.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #giant #spirit #art #peace dove
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1920.
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#vintage illustration #fairy #art #chariot #geese #wooden shoe #tiny woman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #death #skull face #art
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Duke's 1933 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #divination #magick #occult #fortune teller #crystal ball #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1885.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #art #bug #insects #human insect
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Duke's 1973 yearbook.

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #eyes
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1903.  See How to Believe in Your Elf.
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#vintage illustration #fairy #elf #fairy tale #art #exterminator #bow and arrow #bug killer
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
You might have thought, applying your knowledge of surface geometry and plate tectonics, that only half the world could be between any two people.  But, in fact, a whole world can separate us.  [Sad.]
From Purdue's 1914 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #world #globe #earth #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Charivari, 1849.
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#vintage illustration #painter #self portrait
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you, too, confound the actual and the fanciful.  From Emerson's 1946 yearbook.

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#vintage yearbook #1940s #vintage woman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Life Magazine (1897).
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#vintage illustration #art #weightless #dentist #tooth pulling
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April 27, 2019

Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
Nice Mona Lisa smile!  From Greensboro's 1966 yearbook.  See our previous proof that the craters of the moon line up exactly with the Mona Lisa's facial features.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #mona lisa smile
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Komenata, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #death #mirror #skull #mortality #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Pêle-Mêle, 1896.
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#vintage illustration #art #caricature #face shape
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Mother, come back from the echoless shore."  From Rock Me to Sleep, Mother by Elizabeth Akers Allen, 1883.
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#vintage illustration #death #art #prayer #grieving #echoless shore
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1912.
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#vintage illustration #demon #art
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Book of Whispers (permalink)
Can the world keep a secret?  From The Judge, 1916.
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Strange Prayers for Strange Times (permalink)
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#angel #prayer
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Young Witch."  From Die Muskete, 1922.
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#vintage illustration #witch #witchcraft #occult #art #witch trials
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1922.
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#vintage illustration #money #money bag #art #dancing #boxer #winnings
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Do-Re-Midi (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #musical notes #art #birds #electrical pole
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
Long distance.  From Hampden-Sydney's 1967 yearbook.
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#silhouette #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #phone call
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1885.
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#vintage illustration #art #woodcutter #vintage fashion #saw #derrière #derrière #sawing wood
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Neither Saint- Nor Sophist-Led (permalink)
The patron saint of pigtails.  From Queens College's 1971 yearbook.
Who is your favorite imaginary saint?  Do share!
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The Right Word (permalink)
Not a strange unit of measure, the "Ounce" is, of course, another name for a snow leopard.  From Tales About Animals by Peter Parley, 1870.
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#vintage illustration #art #leopard #big cat #snow leopard #ounce
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Barnard's 1960 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #silhouette #vintage yearbook #eye of god #endpapers #emerging
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nasby in Exile by David Ross Locke, 1882.
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#vintage illustration #art #dandy #queer
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
Memories of college.  From Memphis State's 1991 yearbook.
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#occult #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #fog
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
Reblog if ponchos are unflattering and you need your hands free from an umbrella.  From Le Charivari, 1879.
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#vintage illustration #rainy day #vintage fashion #waterproof #rainwear #rain proof
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Clarion's 1951 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #giant #genie #magic lamp #vintage yearbook #tiny woman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Pulemet, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #art #wheel #manpower
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April 26, 2019

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Mortal fear of bad singing is a common theme in vintage magazines, but today's society seems to have lost that fear -- consider what's on the radio as evidence.  From Butler's 1904 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #vocalist #singer
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Reblog if you've ever felt like an inkblot in a hat and tie.  This dressed-up inkblot is from Le Pêle-Mêle, 1896.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Album Comique de la Famille, 1909.
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #art #giant bird #princess
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1901.
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#vintage illustration #airship #art #flying bar #floating bar #bar in the sky #sky bar
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #art #piano #ocean of sound #sea of sound #flow of music
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
From Taylor University's Gem yearbook, 1941.
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#reading #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #black and white photo #light and shadow
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1885.
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#vintage illustration #art #bear #hunter #tables turned
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Precursors (permalink)
VHS tape glitch art isn't merely nostalgic -- it was a thing even back in the ealry 70s.  From Duke's 1973 yearbook.
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From Ghost of a Chance, by Kelley Roos:

***

[Apple-Munching dept.]

"You know, that I solved six murders which baffled the best police minds in the city, solved them singlehanded while simultaneously practicing my hobby of earning a living being a photographer, whipping up exotic curries in my streamlined kitchen and munching an apple."

***

"What do you know?" he inquired.

"Not much," Jeff said.

The man shoved his hat back on his head and a smug look spread over his face.... "Twenty years," he said, "I been asking people what they know. Always get one of two answers. 'Not much' or 'You're drunk.'"

***

The bartender at the Belfast smiled a pleased welcome at us. He seemed to have won a bet with himself that we would be back again that evening.

***

[Rhetorical Questions Answered?]

"Why don't you mind your own business?"

"My business hours don't start until nine-thirty," Jeff said.

***

I threw myself into my part. I was Miss Somebody from Someplace, New Jersey, in town for a day's shopping.

***

"That's me, in a nutshell."

"Move over," May said, "and I'll get in the nutshell with you."

"You get a nutshell of your own."

***

"And, personally, in weather like this I don't blame the line for being down. If I were a line, I should be down, too."

***

In the center of the small room stood a fat-bellied coal stove. It was unlighted, cold, and black, but two men and an elderly woman had crowded around it, as if to get some warmth from its reputation.

***

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What I Now Know (permalink)
"I now know that the voice of man can reach to the sky."
—from a Squamish song
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satirikon, 1908.
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#vintage illustration #demon #art #fruit hat
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Our custom Uncanny Detector app caught a detail we would have missed: a dark, cloaked entity rising from the flames.  (See enlargement.)  From Wake Forest's 1952 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #occult #fire #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #fire ceremony
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
You've heard the slogan, "Say it with flowers," but the "it" can be repulsion.  From Le Charivari, 1879.
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#vintage illustration #bouquet #flowers #say it with flowers
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Eclipse, 1874.
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#vintage illustration #serpent #silhouette #full moon #snake
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you're seeking the perfect combination library / picture window / bed.  From Colorado College's 1914 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Maliar, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #owl #art #books
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Those born outside of the typewriter era may not realize the myriad ways typists could approach the machine.  From Winston-Salem's 1979 yearbook.

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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Komenata, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #eagle #art #rabbit
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
A mystery: did the writer or the recipient scratch out the signature?  The inscription reads, "Dearest Lover, Darling (even).  With all my love, I am writing this to you.  Love, ------."  Our guess: perhaps the recipient wished to hide the lover's identity but kept the sentiment intact so as to look back upon it.  From Concordia's 1964 yearbook.

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#vintage yearbook #inscription
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1903.
*Inspired by the world's only accurate meteorological report, "Yesterday's Weather," as seen on Check It Out.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #rainy day #umbrella #horse #art
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April 25, 2019

Go Out in a Blaze of Glory (permalink)
We're delighted that Dr. Rob Skinner, author of The Foundations of Anti-Apartheid, referred to us as "the imp of the internet" and tweeted a link to our curation of vintage imp imagery.
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
You've seen Dalí's melting watches in "The Persistence of Memory," but did you know that's a real place?  From Mars Hill's 1953 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #Salvador Dali #melting watch #persistence of memory
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kosa, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #devil #art #Faust
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1903.
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#vintage illustration #balancing act #elephant #art #animal trick
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
A centaur on a bicycle.  From Le Journal Amusant, 1897.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Courtesy of La Biblioteca Universitaria de Sevilla's Goya collection.
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#vintage illustration #demon #art #scissors #goya #toenail
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The demon rum.  From The Judge, 1913.
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#vintage illustration #demon #art #demon rum
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"King Prigio on the Flying Horse."  From My Own Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, 1895.
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #art #flying horse
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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 #emblem #art #chariot
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Do-Re-Midi (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #musical notes #art #antelope
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Here's a library ghost from the University of Maryland, College Park yearbook of 1976.  Whether for payback or peace of mind, see How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #ghost #spooky #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #spirit photography #library #library ghost #haunted library
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
INSTRUCTIONS: Click to turn the ripped page. From Shut, 1907.

From Shut, 1907
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This Terrible Problem That Is the Sea (permalink)
From Shut, 1907.
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"The sea is a cruel mistress. Yet again the sea has behaved unconscionably. It's time to address this terrible problem that is the sea." —Captain Neddie, from the hilarious BBC series Broken News
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"I would embrace the earth and know no fear."  From the University of Mary's 1944 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #earth #vintage yearbook #offworld
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Pall Mall (1899).
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#vintage illustration #angel #mythology #king #art #winged man
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Purdue's 1914 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #skeleton #living dead #vintage yearbook #school spirit
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Reblog if you can't seem to get the lion's share.  From Le Charivari, 1848.
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#vintage illustration #lion #lion's share
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
I wonder if she liked her yearbook portrait.  From Barnard's 1968 yearbook.

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#skeleton #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satirikon, 1908.
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#vintage illustration #art #statue of liberty
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you're present in the Boob Dept.  From Valparaiso's 1914 yearbook.

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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Moi Pulemet, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #forest #art #autumn #woods #forest spirit #woodland #naked woman
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April 24, 2019

This May Surprise You (permalink)
We've never before seen statistics likened to anti-bacterial soap:
"We repeatedly wash our hands in statistics, these being a cerebral equivalent of the germicidal hand-pumped gel." —Andrew West, Being With and Saying Goodbye
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#statistics
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
This is not a bagpipe.  From Presbyterian Junior College's 1958 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #pinecone
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Paintings interact with your shadow, but that tends to happen behind your back.  From Le Charivari, 1879.
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#vintage illustration #shadow #painting
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Senoir [sic] mustaches."  From Purdue's 1914 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #cat #vintage yearbook #mustache
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Reblog if you would say it with flowers to a goat.  From Der Guckkasten, 1909.
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#vintage illustration #bouquet #goat #say it with flowers
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Colorado College's 1914 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #skeleton #skull #fraternity #vintage yearbook #secret society #hooded figure
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Goats will shine tonight!"  From the University of Mary's 1944 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #goat #vintage yearbook #magic goat #shining goat
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1958.
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#vintage illustration #tree spirit #art #faces in things #tree face
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Pall Mall (1901).

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#vintage illustration #mythology #hourglass #art #winged man
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
This is one of the dangers encountered by urban explorers (Urbex) who investigate abandoned properties.  From Satirikon, 1908.  See our own Urbex adventure, here, which the acclaimed philosopher of magic, Robert E. Neale, praised as a new artform: "I cannot imagine a more striking example of how the human animal can cope.  In response to a destructive event, these animals create an expression that is uniquely original in style and content, moving, funny and thoughtful.  May we all try to do the same when life offers us the opportunity."
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#vintage illustration #haunted house #death #skeleton #grim reaper #art #abandoned #ruined building #urbex
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
If you have no umbrella, hold up your walking stick and experience the difference it makes.  From Le Pêle-Mêle, 1896.
*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 #umbrella #art #walking stick
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1897.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #art #rabbits #bunnies #rabbit headed #rabbit people #bunny people #half bunnies #half rabbits
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1908.
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#vintage illustration #mask #tragedy mask #art #mourning #two-faced #funeral #hearse
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
What the photographer sees and what the camera captures.  From The Judge, 1922.
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#vintage illustration #photography #art #puget sound #old faithful
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, 1907.

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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #art #carried away
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1920.
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#vintage illustration #art #big ears #pierced ears
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1899.
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#vintage illustration #art #lohengrin #trojan car
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
An evocative image, from the Latin meaning "called forth."  From  Lehigh's 1915 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #demon #occult #fraternity #vintage yearbook #secret society #evocation
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Reblog if your beauty rest requires being carried in a nest of greenery by gnomes.  From The Fairy-folk of Blue Hill by Lily F. Wesselhoeft. 1895.  See How to Believe in Your Elf.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nagaechka, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #demon #fire #art
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April 23, 2019

Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
You can guess what car he drives, just by looking at him.  From Montclair's 1978 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #blurred
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Noch, 1906.
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#vintage illustration #cat #art #starry night #rooftop
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1903.
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#vintage illustration #art #artist #palette #eyes
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
If you ever wondered where inkblots come from, they spurt from fountains.  This inkblot fountain from Le Pêle-Mêle, 1896.
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Everybody's Doing This Now (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1897.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Worshipping the god of cheap silver.  From The Judge, 1893.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #art #uncle sam #idol #silver #false idol #silver god #silver deity
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
"Realistic head on child's broomstick."  From Popular Mechanics, 1934.
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#broomstick #weird headline #vintage headline
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Procession of the fairies on the first of May."  From Fairy Land by Villamaria, 1876.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Throwing confetti and donning masks for dogs.  From Le Journal Amusant, 1914.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #art #centaur
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The London Journal, 1863.
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Boloto, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #big mouth #mask #art
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Hampden-Sydney's 1937 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #giant #sword #vintage yearbook #shield
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From Dead Man's Watch, by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole:

***

[Witty Typography dept. (i.e., the final use of all-caps in the excerpt).]

Next door but one to the post office stood one of those forlorn confectioners, with three or four plates of dismal buns and a notice, DEVONSHIRE TEAS. CREAM SENT TO ANY PART OF THE WORLD, of the kind with which wayside villagers make optimistic bids to stay the speeding stream of cars. In it were two rickety tables with vases of paper flowers, at one of which a non-descript man was facing a DEVONSHIRE TEA.

***

"Nice little tin Lizzie he's got, I don't think," said the girl. "Must pay being a whatever-is-it*."

[*Police doctor.]

***

[For those keeping score: I believe this is our second generic reference to "uncles" within the week.]

"Bittaford, when you were living with your Uncle Percy, had he got a beard?"

"No, of course he hadn't," said Ronald, as though uncles were soil upon which beards would not grow.

***

"The what sort of hoppers?"

"Pentecostal. They're the International Bible something-or-other, really; but that's what they're called. When the Spirit moves them, they hop--all at once."

[Later.]

"I like them even less when they're Pentecostal what-ever-it-is."

***

"He's got the loveliest head you ever saw, like pictures of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob all together, with a long white beard and long white hair that's very thick and curls over his collar.... When you see him sitting down you think goodness me, that's a real church saint and no mistake. And then he gets up and you see his legs are tiny...and his beard looks as if it would be tickling his knees all the time, and he just looks an old comic. And he's got a little squeaky voice like a young pig's."

[Now, that is one of the protagonists' description of a minor character called Mr. Cole; and Mrs. Cole is given a description that is no more flattering. When we recall that the authors of this book are a husband-and-wife team named Cole--who were cosmopolitan socialists who probably bore little resemblance to these small-town "Pentecostal Hoppers"--I think the humor gets taken to the next level!]

***

It was not well; it was very far from well, Wylie reflected crossly, as he tried to pick some coherent sense out of the confusion of Mrs. Devene's italics and her melodramatic mind.

***

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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
This ghost appears in the University of Rhode Island's 1966 yearbook.

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#ghost #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #spirit photography
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Melophobia is the fear of music.  From Nebelspalter, 1885.
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#vintage illustration #art #music #phobia #musician #fear of music #melophobia
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
It's true -- twelve to six, day and night, can be very, very dark.  From Clarion's 1951 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #clock #light and dark
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Charivari, 1849.
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#vintage illustration #lion #eaten alive
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Mansfield's 1927 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #castle #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Shut, 1907.
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#vintage illustration #art #lion #donkey
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April 22, 2019

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Indiana University's 1905 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #pegasus #vintage yearbook #starry night #quill pen #flying horse
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Is there art that you can really get behind, or is that merely a figure of speech for you?  From Le Charivari, 1879.
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#vintage illustration #art #artwork
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Still we went coupled and inseparate."  From Emerson's 1928 yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #shakespeare #vintage yearbook #lesbian #troilus and cressida
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Pulemet, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #death #skull #art #rabbit #cannon
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kramola, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #art #gallows #violin #noose
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1900.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #monster #giant #serpent #dragon #art #many headed
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Courrier Français, 1886.
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#vintage illustration #cherub #art #champagne #venn diagram #alcohol #absinthe #nectar
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1912.
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#vintage illustration #art #modern art #cubism #portrait painter
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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 #art #war and peace #peace angel
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Judge, 1893.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #art #hybrid #human headed #bull #man bull #china shop #bull in a china shop
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 1898.
[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 #art #peacock #royal
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1932.
[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 #haunted house #art #phantom #ball and chain
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1904.
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#vintage illustration #mythology #art #pan pipes #goat legged #faun
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
Here's how to see the sunrise at the earliest moment, by actually turning your back on the east.  The text reads: “To see the sunrise at the earliest moment. If, instead of looking towards the east, you turn your back to the point where the sun rises, you will perceive the first gleams of light on the top of any tall object, as a spire, a chimney, or a tree, long before the rays will be apparent on the eastern horizon.”  From The Magician's Own Book, 1871.
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#sunrise
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From the NC State yearbook of 1940.

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

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#vintage illustration #giant #vintage yearbook #tiny men
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1885.
[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 #art #lobster #dnacing
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Hampden-Sydney's 1937 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #giant #vintage yearbook #grain
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Shut, 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 #art #faces in things #laundry #clothesline
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you, too, are content with playing cards and kings and queens.  From Emerson's 1946 yearbook.

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

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#vintage yearbook #1940s #vintage woman
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Bath-tub Rowboat.  Exercise and shower combined."  From Illustrated World (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 #vintage ad #art #exercise #bath tub
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April 21, 2019

Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
"Smile because you are uprooting what undermines you and replacing it with what uplifts you" (Shoshana Bennett, 2014).  From Queens College's 1969 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #balloon #uplifting
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Charivari, 1879.
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#vintage illustration #tiny man
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Spirit photography from National College of Education's 1937 yearbook.

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

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#ghosts #vintage photo #spiritualism #vintage yearbook #spirit photography
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Eclipse, 1877.
[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 #animal headed #pig #pig headed #butcher
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Emerson's 1915 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #coffin #vintage yearbook #secret society
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Of course the Easter Bunny does not lay eggs himself.  The eggs are obtained through coercion, bribery, and other closely-guarded methods.  From Fliegende Blätter, 1923.
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#vintage illustration #easter bunny #hen #easter eggs
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Baseball-wrestling" has changed over the years, but some might say that the original spirit of the game endures.  (We wouldn't, but some might.)  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 #vintage yearbook #clubbing
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
If you ever questioned the existence of the Easter Bunny, it is here revealed that it was a cat all along.  Now you can believe.  From the Elson-Runkel Primer, 1914.
[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 #cat #art #easter bunny #bunny #easter #easter rabbit
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1885.
[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 #art #hat #armor #guns #personal protection #armed and dangerous #gun hat
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Life on the Lagoons by Horatio Robert Forbes Brown (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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#vintage illustration #balancing act #art #human pyramid
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1903.
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#vintage illustration #monster #dragon #art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
By Leo Jordaan, from De Groene Amsterdammer, 1916.  Via TheFugitiveSaint.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1925.
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #anthropomorphism #art #seal
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Die Muskete, 1909.
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#vintage illustration #art
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1914.
*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 #umbrella #art #piggy back ride
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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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #treble clef
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Back when human-headed bugs made the front page.  From Diatel, 1905.
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#vintage illustration #art #hybrid #human headed #vintage magazine #insect people #bug people #woodpecker
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From La Baïonnette, 1917.
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#vintage illustration #art #cigar #money bags
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Emerson's 1965 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #reflection #vintage yearbook #1960s
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 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 #gnome #bunny #easter #easter egg
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April 20, 2019

Your Ship Will Come In (permalink)
We don't know if they meant "memory's ship" (possessive) or if it's a ship full of memories (plural).  Either way, the phrase is a Googlewhack.  From Tri-State's 1924 yearbook.  See Your Ship Will Come In.
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#vintage illustration #memory #ship #vintage yearbook #ex libris #bookplate #sail away
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
From Nelson and Davey's adaptation of James Joyce's The Dead.
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#pillow
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Buket, 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 #political cartoon #serpent #art #snake #boa constrictor
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
By Josef Divéky, from Nebelspalter, 1923.  Via TheFugitiveSaint.
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Everybody's Doing This Now (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1897.
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#vintage illustration #art #funny faces #making faces #silly faces
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1936.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #cat #horse #cow #art
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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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #dancing
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 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 #art #contortionist #yoga
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Jugend, 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 #angel #art #giant head
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #art #modern art #foot head #foot headed
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