January 21, 2014
Stains from glue.
The frontispiece of The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual: or, How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson (1888). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

Stains from glue.

The frontispiece of The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual: or, How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson (1888). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

January 14, 2013

Digitally severed maps.

Throughout A Popular Atlas of Comparative Geography: Comprehending a Chronological Series of Maps of Europe and Other Lands, at Successive Periods, From the Fifth to the Later Half of the Nineteenth Century by William Hughes (1870). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 2, 2009.

November 15, 2012

Samples of color-dyed cotton photographed in black and white.

Throughout A Manual of Dyeing and Dyeing Receipts, Comprising a System of Elementary Chemistry, as Applied to Dyeing: With Receipts for the General Reader for Dyeing Any Colour on Cotton, Silk, and Wool, with Coloured Pattern of Cloth of Each Fabric by James Napier (1875). Original from Columbia University. Digitized March 10, 2009.

October 3, 2012

Pictorial endpapers in greyscale, high contrast, and color with clips and Harvard Library bookplate.

Detail of creepers:

From Polly the Pagan: Her Lost Love Letters by Isabel Anderson (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 5, 2009.

September 20, 2012
Conflict divided by digital gutter.
Fom Behind the Guns with American Heroes by James William Buel (1899). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized April 18, 2007.

Conflict divided by digital gutter.

Fom Behind the Guns with American Heroes by James William Buel (1899). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized April 18, 2007.

September 16, 2012

Plates photographed through tissue.

Throughout The American Flora: or, History of Plants and Wild Flowers by Asa B. Strong (1850). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 17, 2009.

September 15, 2012
Employee’s hand (gameplay).
From the back matter of The ABC of Chess (1885). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 29, 2006.

Employee’s hand (gameplay).

From the back matter of The ABC of Chess (1885). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 29, 2006.

September 15, 2012
"Scanned fingers (in grayscale, color, and high contrast) alternate with image not available.” Submitted by Emily*.
Throughout Seneca Christianus by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1665). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized August 10, 2009.
*You can submit anything you find, too! 

"Scanned fingers (in grayscale, color, and high contrast) alternate with image not available.” Submitted by Emily*.

Throughout Seneca Christianus by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1665). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized August 10, 2009.

*You can submit anything you find, too! 

September 10, 2012
Employee’s hand and ring (with mountains on it?).
From the front matter of Volcanoes: What They Are and What They Teach by John Wesley Judd (1881). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 2, 2006.

Employee’s hand and ring (with mountains on it?).

From the front matter of Volcanoes: What They Are and What They Teach by John Wesley Judd (1881). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 2, 2006.

August 25, 2012

Moiré in color spectrum charts.

From The Theory of Color and Its Relation to Art and Art-Industry by Wilhelm von Bezold (1876). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 15, 2008.

August 25, 2012
Color charts (and hand of employee in full color). 
From Goethe’s Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, trans. Charles Lock Eastlake (1840). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 12, 2008.

Color charts (and hand of employee in full color). 

From Goethe’s Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, trans. Charles Lock Eastlake (1840). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 12, 2008.

August 25, 2012
Color chart photographed in black and white. 
The frontispiece to Elementary Color by Milton Bradley (1895). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 3, 2007. 

Color chart photographed in black and white. 

The frontispiece to Elementary Color by Milton Bradley (1895). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 3, 2007. 

August 14, 2012

Deer and optical illusions in front yard endpapers.

From Patty’s Motor Car by Carolyn Wells (1911). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized March 4, 2009.

August 6, 2012

Illustrated endpapers in color and greyscale, with bookplate of Silas Wright Dunning.

From The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1922). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized January 29, 2009.

August 4, 2012

Plate photographed through tissue.

The frontispiece to Annals of Horticulture (1850). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 17, 2007.