December 7, 2012

The author becomes a text: pasted-in portrait, clipped from a newspaper. 

From the front matter of The Purgatory of Suicides: A Prison-Rhyme by Thomas Cooper (1850). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 6, 2006.

May 30, 2012
Text visible through the page (the subject of the girl’s gaze).
Also, an amazing plate: “The mother stated that when three months pregnant with the child she was much terrified by a monkey attached to a street organ, which jumped on her back as she was passing by.”
From p.82 of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.

Text visible through the page (the subject of the girl’s gaze).

Also, an amazing plate: “The mother stated that when three months pregnant with the child she was much terrified by a monkey attached to a street organ, which jumped on her back as she was passing by.”

From p.82 of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.

April 9, 2012
"The pixelated appearance of the hand causes it to resemble what a hand would look like if generated by a old computer."
Submitted by Harold Stuart, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.
From p. 485 of Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, v. 1, by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 28, 2006. 

"The pixelated appearance of the hand causes it to resemble what a hand would look like if generated by a old computer."

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

From p. 485 of Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, v. 1, by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 28, 2006. 

February 28, 2012

Butterflies made transparent by high-contrast digitization.

From p. 144 of As Nature Shows Them: Moths and Butterflies of the United States, v. 1, by S. F. Denton (1900). 

December 31, 2011

Printed plates photographed through the back of the page.

From various pages of A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, v.2 (1819). 

October 23, 2011
Text visible from both sides of the page.
From p. 10 and 11 of The Art of Dress: A Poem, by John Breval and Leonard Welsted (1717). [Here]

Text visible from both sides of the page.

From p. 10 and 11 of The Art of Dress: A Poem, by John Breval and Leonard Welsted (1717). [Here]