Atlas Obscura looks into the world of letter locks, twists, folds and tears that kept letters secure before envelopes. It’s pretty cool. You should click through and see for yourself. (Thanks, Polly!)
“Being a medieval historian means quite a few things. Among other things, it means you get irrationally irked by the popular usage of medieval as a pejorative, make literally no money at all ever (Haha – I’m not joking, tho. HELP.), and spend a lot of time being […]
At Teleport City, the Gutter’s own Carol writes about The Ghost Story of Yotsuya in its film adaptations and its villain, Iemon, who is the absolute worst.
Hyperallergic has a gallery of astronomical and cosmological illustrations from photographer Michael Benson’s books, Cosmographics: Picturing Space Through Time. (Thanks, Stephanie!)
Freddy Fabris photographs auto mechanics recreating Renaissance paintings. (Thanks, Stephanie!)
“The British Library has uploaded one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr!” (Thanks, Kate!)