Category Archives: Picture Collection

UFOs, Aliens, & Spaceships

The images below belong to the “UFOs, Aliens & Spaceships” folder.

As the name suggests, this folder contains illustrations, “photographic evidence” and other imagery related to various sightings and alleged first hand extraterrestrial encounters. While in some photographs UFOs are depicted as mere specs of light, in others they seem to appear in uncanny detail. There are also photographs of people who have started cults or societies to spread their belief in extraterrestrial existence and intergalactic cooperation. The elaborate fantasy art work you will find in the folder is indicative of our voracious fascination with worlds beyond our own.

This folder contains 21 illustrations and 29 photographs, with a total of 50 images.

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997)

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997)

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997)

 

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Photograph : Cedric Allingham

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997) | Courtesy of Mike Hawkins

 

 

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Weird U.S. (2008) | Dr. Beard of the Hollow Earth Society

 

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Weird U.S. (2008)

 

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Weird U.S. (2008) | Photography : Ryan Doan | Art : Riley Martin

 

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1999) | Art : Monarca Lynn Metrifield

 

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Table Settings – Silverware & Utensils

The “Silverware & Utensils” folder is one of four subdivisions under the “Table Settings” category.

A particular highlight of this folder is the Limited Edition Portfolio from the Lauren Stanley Gallery which showcases their collection of American Soup Ladles from 1800-1900. It comes with a separate booklet that includes extensive information on the exhibited ladles, their history and manufacturers. Detailed descriptions are included on the back of each photograph as well.

This portfolio contains 38 images, with a total of 70 pictures in the entire folder.

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"Dancing Ladles"

“Dancing Ladles”

 

 

 

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Wood & Hughes, ca. 1885

 

Whiting Manufacturing Company, ca. 1878

Whiting Manufacturing Company, ca. 1878

Tiffany & Co., 1872

Tiffany & Co., 1872

Albert Coles, ca. 1868

Albert Coles, ca. 1868

Wood & Hughes, ca. 1870

Wood & Hughes, ca. 1870

George B. Sharp, Patent 1866

George B. Sharp, Patent 1866

James Watts, ca. 1865

James Watts, ca. 1865

Maker Unknown, ca. 1865

Maker Unknown, ca. 1865

William Gale & Son, ca. 1858

William Gale & Son, ca. 1858

John R. Wendt, ca. 1860

John R. Wendt, ca. 1860

Michael Gibney, 1846/ Christian Wiltberger, ca. 1800

Michael Gibney, 1846/ Christian Wiltberger, ca. 1800

 

 

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People – With Animals

People – With Animals is one of the 27 subdivisions of People and contains 284 pictures.

 

 

National Geographic.

National Geographic.

 

 

 

 

A three-toed sloth.

A three-toed sloth.

 

 

Japan.

Japan.

 

 

June 1944

June 1944.

 

 

Drinking Milk

 

 

 

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August 1938.

August 1938.

 

 

 

 

 

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Postcard from Blue Sky Gallery

Postcard from Blue Sky Gallery

 

 

 

August 1957.

August 1957.

 

 

 

National Geographic.

National Geographic.

 

 

National Geographic. Brazil.  Photo by Winfield Parks.

National Geographic.
Brazil.
Photo by Winfield Parks.

 

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Illustration – Children’s Books

We recently received a donation of over 30 beautiful, though decrepit, children’s books from the early 20th century. The haul gave the existing Illustration – Children’s Books category a hefty influx of content and prompted us to divide the subject chronologically as follows:

Illustration – Children’s Books – Pre – 1920’s

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1920-1929

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1930-1939

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1940-1979

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1980-1989

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1990-Present

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

 

 

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

 

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

 

 

Harper's, 1902. Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

Harper’s, 1902.
Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

 

 

Harper's, 1902. Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

Harper’s, 1902.
Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

 

 

 

 

"Adventures in Animal Land", 1926. Illustrated by Clara Atwood Fitts.

“Adventures in Animal Land”, 1926.
Illustrated by Clara Atwood Fitts

 

 

 

"Friends: A Primer", 1936.  Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

“Friends: A Primer”, 1936.
Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

 

 

"Friends: A Primer", 1936.  Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

“Friends: A Primer”, 1936.
Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheet Music

Clefs and lattices of lines, notes and rests, presence and absence, signatures and articulations, the graphic art of musical notation serves as both rigid explanation and expressive abstraction. Below find samples illuminated and otherwise unadorned from our Picture Collection, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to 2006.

Medieval Sheet Music

Medieval Sheet Music

Following is a selection of sheet music from the 1879 book The Baby’s Boutique, Illustrated by Walter Crane, an influential, prolific illustrator that you can learn more about in our book stacks:

Walter Crane Catalog

Charley Over The Water

 

Pussy Cat

La Bergere

The Scarecrow

And The Pedlar

 

Sheet Music from a 2006 Video Art piece by Cory Arcangel.

Sheet Music from a 2006 Video Art piece by Cory Arcangel.

The Etude Magazine, April 1946.

The Etude Magazine, April 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

Etude Magazine, February 1933.

The Etude Magazine, February 1933.

By Victor Renton, published in The Etude magazine, January 1933

The Etude magazine, January 1933