Tag: 1800s

“Gresham’s Wicked Cards”

At Punk Noir, friend of the Gutter Kate Laity writes about the Tarot in art and William Lindsay Gresham. “While musing on Nightmare Alley (something I do more than most people I suspect) I often wonder how deeply William Lindsay Gresham studied the tarot and whether it was for more […]

“How Infections Defined the American Bathroom”

At Citylab, Elizabeth Yuko writes about how epidemics influenced the design of American bathrooms–and American homes. “This isn’t a linear narrative with clear causation, but rather a convergence of advancements in science, infrastructure, plumbing, sanitation and design trends. The modern bathroom developed alongside outbreaks of tuberculosis, cholera and […]