“Tell me, who among God’s creatures is not led by the light of appetite?”
Illustration by A.L. Clement for Charles Holder’s Living Lights: A Popular Account of Phosphorescent Animals and Vegetables (1887).
Hannah kept a stoic calm through any gastrointestinal embarrassment.
Photo by Samuel Alex Walker, 1865.
“He said that a leper passing through it with a gold coin in his mouth would be turned into a king.”
The Gateway to Hoosainabad, Lucknow. Photograph by Samuel Bourne, 1866.
“She gave one final salute. They really were the best dry cleaners in town.”
Lydia Thompson as Robinson Crusoe, 1871
“After consulting the hairdresser’s style book, Quentin asked for an Asmodeus.”
Date and origin uncertain.
“The Zucchini Brothers Circus Air Force: no match for modern artillery.”
Detail of illustration by Dusan Petricic for a Serbian children’s book.
“Like a storm-tossed sea of drowning sailors, your hair…”
Engraving by Albin Brunovsky (1935-1997).