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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.

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.

"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.