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I finally got around to reading my backed-up RSS feeds, and had the chance to peruse these, well, demented 1970s biology textbook illustrations uncovered by Crooked Timber. I mean, what? No – what??! Crooked Timber calls it a “Groovy Prog Rock Wannabe Biology Text.” I don’t know what to say, except that I went to…

Fossils in fine art

Check out Brian’s new review of A History of Paleontology Illustration (Life of the Past) by Jane Davidson, in Palaeontologia Electronica: It is rare for fossils to be featured in fine art, but in the 15th century painting A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius by the Flemish master Petrus Christus there is, if…

The Cheerful Cricket and Others (1907) Children’s Digital Library The Children’s Digital Library doesn’t have a sleek interface and it can be a bit hiccupy, but if you poke around you’ll find a surprising number of vintage children’s books like The Cheerful Cricket and Others (1907) or The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds (1851). Best of…