The BBC has a look at creepy and fascinating Victorian Christmas cards. Smithsonian Magazine writes about the history about the history of Christmas cards. And the Lilly Library has an online exhibit of Victorian Christmas cards.
A whole lot of things are coming into the public in January! “The Great American Novel enters the public domain on January 1, 2019—quite literally. Not the concept, but the book by William Carlos Williams. It will be joined by hundreds of thousands of other books, musical scores, […]
Please enjoy this thread of Kate Kane’s fashions when she’s not wearing her Batwoman costume.
Nick Kapur has shared a series of pages from a Japanese illustrated history of America made in 1861, Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi by writer Kanagaki Robun and artist Utagawa Yoshitora. There are so many wonders. You should definitely click through. See the whole thing at the Waseda University Library site.
Open Culture has a lovely gallery of prints of Japanese firework designs. See hundreds of these prints online at via the Yokohama City Library. (Thanks, Todd!)
At Them Darned Super People, friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about comic covers by Jack Kirby from 1958. “In which the blogger, keen to learn more about the period, writes about two different 1958 Jack Kirby covers and the way in which each appears to point […]