09.19.14 @ 11:35♥503
Selfie of drunk medieval decorator
This is an unusual image, in more than one sense of the word: it is a rare example of a selfie made by a person who decorated medieval books; and he is drinking on the job. Check out other selfies from medieval times - and the story behind them - in my new blog post: Medieval Selfies.
Pic: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. mus. I 2 65 (dated 1512).
As Scotland votes on its independence referendum tomorrow, a look back at some items from our collection promoting the union of the two crowns after the accession of James I in 1603.
Disclaimer: Houghton takes no position on the merits of union between Scotland and England, now or in 1603.
Cornwallis, William, Sir, -1631? The miraculous and happie union of England and Scotland. STC 5782.5
Thornborough, John, 1551-1641. A discourse plainely proving the euident vtilitie and vrgent necessitie of the desired happie vnion of the two famous kingdomes of England and Scotland. STC 24035
Hayward, John, Sir, 1564?-1627. A treatise of union of the two realmes of England and Scotland. STC 13011
09.17.14 @ 14:44♥552
Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire and what became Mexico City, in pre-Columbian America
Las casas flotantes de Laurent Chehere
La melancolía del piloto, serie fotográfica de Dominik Smialowski y Joanna Pawlowska.
American engineer and self-taught photographer Matthew Malkiewicz captures the beauty of old steam locomotives and their huge clouds of smoke in his ongoing series entitled “Lost Tracks of Time”.
“These galleries celebrate my travels and experiences across our countryside. Some near home, others far and remote; all so very memorable.
Often it’s the journey and not the destination – the people met along the way and the stories they share. Or a moment that takes you back to a better, vanished time.”
- Matthew Malkiewicz