February 20, 2014
Frontispiece photographed through tissue.
From The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable by Charles Frederick Briggs and Augustus Maverick (1858). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 27, 2007.

Frontispiece photographed through tissue.

From The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable by Charles Frederick Briggs and Augustus Maverick (1858). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 27, 2007.

May 29, 2013
Drawing.
From p. 98 of Poems for Children by Celia Thaxter (1884). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 28, 2007.

Drawing.

From p. 98 of Poems for Children by Celia Thaxter (1884). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 28, 2007.

April 23, 2013
Plate photographed through image-stained tissue.
From the front matter of Life and Times of Red-Jacket: or Sa-go-ye-wat-ha by William Leete Stone (1841). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 17, 2006.

Plate photographed through image-stained tissue.

From the front matter of Life and Times of Red-Jacket: or Sa-go-ye-wat-ha by William Leete Stone (1841). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 17, 2006.

April 16, 2013

Plates photographed through tissue.

Throughout Boston of To-day: A Glance at Its History and Characteristics edited by Edwin Monroe Bacon (1892). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 29, 2006.

April 2, 2013
Employee holds paper ephemera over portrait photographed through tissue.
The frontispiece to Life of Frances Power Cobbe as Told by Herself by Frances Power Cobbe (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 22, 2007.

Employee holds paper ephemera over portrait photographed through tissue.

The frontispiece to Life of Frances Power Cobbe as Told by Herself by Frances Power Cobbe (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 22, 2007.

March 27, 2013

Plates photographed through tissue.

Throughout Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, v.1, ed. by William Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams (1910).  Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 20, 2006.

January 2, 2013
Frontispiece photographed through tissue.
From Wife No. 19, or: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy by Ann Eliza Young (1875). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized June 17, 2008.

Frontispiece photographed through tissue.

From Wife No. 19, or: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy by Ann Eliza Young (1875). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized June 17, 2008.

December 16, 2012
Five feet high and rising…
Water stain and stoic portrait.
The frontispiece to A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut by Royal Ralph Hinman (1852). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 16, 2007.

Five feet high and rising…

Water stain and stoic portrait.

The frontispiece to A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut by Royal Ralph Hinman (1852). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 16, 2007.

August 24, 2012
Neon moiré.
Frontispiece to The Amulet, ed. by Samuel Carter Hall (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 29, 2008.

Neon moiré.

Frontispiece to The Amulet, ed. by Samuel Carter Hall (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 29, 2008.

May 16, 2012
Without protective tissue, image transferred from opposite plate.
From the title page of The Philosophical Magazine, v. 31 by Alexander Tilloch (1808). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 30, 2005.

Without protective tissue, image transferred from opposite plate.

From the title page of The Philosophical Magazine, v. 31 by Alexander Tilloch (1808). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 30, 2005.

April 12, 2012
Full-color image from PDF compared to the high contrast, blocky, black-and-white image from the web view. 
Discovered by penetranter of John Crooks’s UC Irvine course Digital Media: Current Directions (Arts 12 of Google Books).
From Motion Picture Classic, v. 3-4 ( 1915). Original from The University of Michigan. Digitized May 9, 2011.

Full-color image from PDF compared to the high contrast, blocky, black-and-white image from the web view. 

Discovered by penetranter of John Crooks’s UC Irvine course Digital Media: Current Directions (Arts 12 of Google Books).

From Motion Picture Classic, v. 3-4 ( 1915). Original from The University of Michigan. Digitized May 9, 2011.

April 4, 2012
"On this page, the reader sees a picture of Francis C. Richter, the Editor of this text. But the page is ripped from the bottom right corner towards the center of the page. I find some irony that the page that the Editor graces is the one page I found that was ripped. The Editor’s job is to find all errors that are in the text, but someone at some point in time permanently destroyed a page in the Editor’s book. Now that this copy was the one chosen to scan, the tear is even more permanent. Now it is an error the Editor can never fix."
Submitted by John Abbott, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.
From p. 8 of The Reach Official American League Baseball Guide, 1911, ed. Francis C. Richter (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 25, 2008.

"On this page, the reader sees a picture of Francis C. Richter, the Editor of this text. But the page is ripped from the bottom right corner towards the center of the page. I find some irony that the page that the Editor graces is the one page I found that was ripped. The Editor’s job is to find all errors that are in the text, but someone at some point in time permanently destroyed a page in the Editor’s book. Now that this copy was the one chosen to scan, the tear is even more permanent. Now it is an error the Editor can never fix."

Submitted by John Abbott, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From p. 8 of The Reach Official American League Baseball Guide, 1911, ed. Francis C. Richter (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 25, 2008.

March 18, 2012
"Moire or digital artifact from scanning of print." Submitted by pudding.gs (John Crooks). 
From p. 64 of The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897 by Henry Saxe Wyndham (1906). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized September 18, 2008.

"Moire or digital artifact from scanning of print." Submitted by pudding.gs (John Crooks). 

From p. 64 of The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897 by Henry Saxe Wyndham (1906). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized September 18, 2008.

March 17, 2012
“‘Pardanashin’ (woman in purdah) masked by neon or moiré effect from the scan.” Submitted by andrewgoldstone. Lala Ishwari Prasad’s “The Pardanashin,” in The Modern Review (Calcutta), vol. 4, no. 6 (December, 1908). Rpt. in The Modern Review, vol. 4, nos. 5–6 (Calcutta: Prabasi Press, n.d.): 446. Original from the University of California, Berkeley. Digitized February 4, 2010.

“‘Pardanashin’ (woman in purdah) masked by neon or moiré effect from the scan.” Submitted by andrewgoldstone

Lala Ishwari Prasad’s “The Pardanashin,” in The Modern Review (Calcutta), vol. 4, no. 6 (December, 1908). Rpt. in The Modern Review, vol. 4, nos. 5–6 (Calcutta: Prabasi Press, n.d.): 446. Original from the University of California, Berkeley. Digitized February 4, 2010.

February 25, 2012
Portrait obscured by folded protective tissue.
From p. 262 (?) of Harriet Hosmer: Letters and Memories by Harriet Hosmer, ed. Cornelia Carr (1912). 

Portrait obscured by folded protective tissue.

From p. 262 (?) of Harriet Hosmer: Letters and Memories by Harriet Hosmer, ed. Cornelia Carr (1912).