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!)
Enjoy all these Halloween costumes of people from everyday life at Japan’s “Sober Halloween” event!
Check out this sweet gallery of José Posada’s calaveras!
Friend of the Gutter Andrew Nette writes about a cache of pulp magazines discovered in Melbourne. Click through for more–and pictures! “The magazines were published in 1936 and 1937 – just before import restrictions were introduced – making them just over 80 years old. As you can see […]
At the Virtues of Captain America, friend of the Gutter Mark. D. White looks at Avengers #32-3 (Sept. / Oct. 1966). “These two issues are not heavy on ethical content related to Captain America specifically, but it is a particularly timely story… unfortunately. It deals with a white […]