December 23, 2012

Plates photographed through tissue.

Throughout History of the Express Companies by Alexander Lovett Stimson (1858). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

October 3, 2012

Plates photographed through tissue.

Throughout The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Prose Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (1902). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized April 14, 2008.

October 1, 2012

Portraits photographed through printed tissue.

Throughout Criticisms, volume 9 of The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe (1902). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 7, 2007.

May 14, 2012

Plates photographed through protective tissue and heavily pixellated. 

Throughout The Satyrs of Decimus Junius Juvinalis: and of Aulus Persius Flaccus, trans. Dryden, et. al. (1735). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 11, 2007.

February 9, 2012

Portraits photographed through protective tissue.

From various pages of The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, v.3 (1836). 

January 9, 2012

Ghostly landscapes: images photographed through protective tissue.

From various pages of Sacred Places: 10 Views in the Holy Land by W. H. Bartlett (1858).

November 16, 2011

Printed plates photographed through protective tissue.

From various pages of Wyoming: A Record of the One Hundredth Year Commemorative Observance of the Battle and Massacre (1882). [Here]

October 9, 2011

Printed plate photographed through protective tissue with ghostly effect; content includes two people reading and a weeping ghost.

Frontispiece to The Ghost, by William Douglas O’Connor (1867). [Here]

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October 8, 2011
Marginalia, washed out by filter. Parts I can glean: “Hate is Sorrow,” “meaning of Hate is Anger,” “Anger is Prison,” “bounded by the soul,” “by pain,” and “sorrow waits.”
From p. 2 of The Sorry Tale: A Story of the Time of Christ, as told by the spirit of Patience Worth** to Mrs. John H. Curran, edited by Casper S. Yoth (1917). [Here]
**A ghost called “the invisible author,” which communicated “hundreds of poems, numerous parables and allegories, several short stories, a drama, and two novels,” through a Ouija board. More on Patience Worth and Pearl Lenore Curran here.
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Marginalia, washed out by filter. Parts I can glean: “Hate is Sorrow,” “meaning of Hate is Anger,” “Anger is Prison,” “bounded by the soul,” “by pain,” and “sorrow waits.”

From p. 2 of The Sorry Tale: A Story of the Time of Christ, as told by the spirit of Patience Worth** to Mrs. John H. Curran, edited by Casper S. Yoth (1917). [Here]

**A ghost called “the invisible author,” which communicated “hundreds of poems, numerous parables and allegories, several short stories, a drama, and two novels,” through a Ouija board. More on Patience Worth and Pearl Lenore Curran here.

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October 7, 2011
Reader’s ranking guide of stories included in the book; some symbols formatted as auto-links.
From the table of contents of Ghost-stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James (1905). [Here]

Reader’s ranking guide of stories included in the book; some symbols formatted as auto-links.

From the table of contents of Ghost-stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James (1905). [Here]

October 6, 2011

Circular scribbles in pencil.

From back matter of Ghost-stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James (1905). [Here]

September 30, 2011
Printed plate photographed through protective tissue: “School children, Abbeokuta, West Africa”.
From front matter of Goads and Nails: or, Missionary Counsels and Encouragements for the Young, by John Montagu Randall (1856). [Here]

Printed plate photographed through protective tissue: “School children, Abbeokuta, West Africa”.

From front matter of Goads and Nails: or, Missionary Counsels and Encouragements for the Young, by John Montagu Randall (1856). [Here]

September 12, 2011

Ink from printed plates has transferred to opposite pages without tissue to prevent it; bound periodical series.

From various pages of Actors by Daylight, v. 1, is. 1-26 (1838). [Here]

August 30, 2011

Printed plates photographed through protective tissue; anatomical torsos depicting spine curvature.

From various pages of Practical Observations on the Causes and Treatment of Curvatures of the Spine by Samuel Hare (1838). [Here]

July 28, 2011

Plates digitized with protective tissue paper over them, with ghostly effect.

From various pages of Indiana’s Roll of Honor by David Stevenson and Theodore T. Scribner (1864). [Here]