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Illustrations photographed through printed tissue. 

Throughout Report on Deep-Sea Deposits Based on the Specimens Collected During the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the Years 1872 to 1876 by Sir John Murray, Alphonse François Renard, and John Gibson (1891). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Image transferred to protective tissue, and photographed over facing page.

From Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference, v. 4, ed. by William Hyde and Howard Louis Conard (1899). Original from University of Minnesota. Digitized July 29, 2010.

"What about some mysterious landscapes as art?" Submitted by CC.

From The World Displayed; or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, Selected From the Writers of All Nations (1760). Original from Oxford University. Digitized November 9, 2007.

Employee’s fingers corrected with mirrored texts.

From An Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language by John Wilkins (1668). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized September 18, 2012.