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Military Uniforms of the Russian Emperor from Le Petite Journal 1890s

Invasion by Russia used to be an experience in sartorial aesthetics.

Military uniforms of the Russian emperor, from Le Petite Journal (1890s).

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Illustration of crab on the sea bottom by A.L. Clement 1887

Surrendering to ennui, Franklin thought he should have been a pair of rolled trousers strolling down certain half-deserted streets.

Illustration by A.L. Clement for Living Lights: A Popular Account of Phosphorescent Animals and Vegetables by Charles Frederick Holder, 1887.

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Albert Weisgerber illustration for Jugend magazine, 1905.

Like that perfect moment in a perfect dream just before you realize that you left the house without putting any clothes on.

Illustration by Albert Weisgerber for Jugend magazine, 1905.

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Old French illustration of Roald Amundsen and his party at the south pole

Examining the tent, Amundsen and his men saw that they had been misled by the sporting goods salesman. It would never sleep four comfortably.

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Mushrooms Good and Bad

Moral ambiguity is unknown among the spore-bearing fungi.

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Reasons for seasons, a la Francais

How to explain the seasons to French people.

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