Pictures/Words/Thousands

From “What I saw in India,” by Henry Stanley Newman.

This weekend, I read that the British Library has uploaded to Flickr Commons images from books and periodicals from the 17th-19th centuries, as part of the “Unseen Illustrations” project. They are available for use and repurpose in any way.

I’ve had time only to look at a few pages worth of images; there are 10,200 pages and more than a million images, and they aren’t (yet) categorized in a way that allows one to search by, say “woodworking,” but already, I’ve come across a few pictures that are of interest to the craft, including some interesting furniture pieces and the frame-saw image above.

You can read more about it here, in Jonathan Jones’s column for The Guardian.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to dive back in.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

From 'Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Rebellion of 1745 ... Abridged edition'

From “Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Rebellion of 1745 … Abridged edition”

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