One of those bias cut silk frocks and the boat train awaits. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le promenade vitré.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/24x?search=Deco
“Salle à manger et salle de jeu des enfants.” Page 25. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/25x?search=Deco
“La Piscine.” Page 27. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/27x?search=Deco

Imagery from the 1907 “Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland),” translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler. Designed by Bruce Rogers. A headpiece vignette and five roundels, all hand-colored, based on stained glass windows in Chartres Cathedral.

“I. The Treachery of Ganelon”. Headpiece vignette. Page 8. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/n8/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 9. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/9/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 18. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/18/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 20. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/20/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 21. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/21/mode/2up
Roundel. Page 30. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/30/mode/2up

Portraits of Native Americans from before a lot of people decided to go out west and it was never the same again. From George Catlin’s work, “O-Kee-Pa; a Religious Ceremony; and other Customs of the Mandans,” an account of an annual religious ceremony practiced by the Mandan tribe. Published in 1867.

Page 62. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n62/mode/1up
Page 71. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n70/mode/1up
Page 95. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n94/mode/1up

These were published towards the end of Catlin’s life, but the images and the text refer back to a visit in July of 1832 when Catlin was joined by, among others, a J. Kipp who was agent for the Missouri Fur Company.

More tropical fish taken from John Whitchurch Bennett’s 1830 work “A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon.” Some of the first images of tropical fish published in London. These plates are from the 1834 edition.

Chaetodon vespertilio.” Page 31. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n31/mode/1up
:\”Chaetodon vagabundus.” Page 40. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n39/mode/1up
Scorpaena miles.” Page 48. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n48/mode/1up
Balistes aculeatus viridis/” Page 52. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n51/mode/1up
Sparus Decussatus.” Page 68. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n68/mode/1up

Art with a medieval spin by Norwegian artist Gerhard Munthe (1849-1929). Studying art under several artists in Christiania (now called Oslo), he took part in the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. All of these works being in the National Museum in Oslo.

“Bord, Håkon den godes saga.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID# NG.K&H.B.07194. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07194
“Titteldekorasjon, Harald Hardrådes saga.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID# NG.K_H.B.07180. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07180
“Tolv idretter kunne kongen.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID # NG.K&H.B.07231. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07231
Til ‘Ynglinge-Saga’ i Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania”. Initial “J”. 1899. Norwegian. Illustration. ID# NG.K&H.B.03790 . Cc0 License 4.0. ID # NG.K&H.B.07231. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.03790
“Uværet, Hjørungavåg,” illustration for ” Olav Trygvesøns Saga”. 1895-1899. Norwegian. Illustration. Cc0 License 4.0. ID#
NG.K&H.B.07092, Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07092

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

Dinosaurs with nice smiles looking happy. Plates from Henry Robert Knipe’s 1905 work “Nebula to Man.”

“Pareiasaurus. Total length about nine feet (Remains found in Cape Colony, South Africa).” Page 104. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=104&size=125
“A triassic labyrnthodont (about 1/6 natural size): A Belemnite: under view showing funnel by the aid of which it moved backwards.” Page 99. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=99&size=125
“Plesiosaurus.” Page 108. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=108&size=125
“Ceratosaurus (Total length about 20 feet). Remains found in Jurassic strata of Colorado, U.S.A.” Page 118. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=118&size=300
“Megalosaurus. Total length about 25 feet (Remains found in England, France, South Africa, and India)”. Page 130. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=130&size=400

More plates with more dinosaurs coming.

Plates from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These images from Volume I.

“1. Crutch and part of Staff of Maharája Mán Singh of Jeypore (Died AD 1615). Jade set with gems, and gold enamel. 2. Ornamentation of the Staff shewn (sic) in detail. Page 76. Plate I. Drawn by Rákhi Shand, Múrli. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/76/mode/2up
“Designs for Modern Enamel. 1. Three plaques of Pertabgarh quasi-enamel. 2. A salver of Jeypore gold enamel. 3. Three plaques of Múltán silver enamel. The remaining illustrations are of Jeypore enamel.” Page 78. Plate II. Drawn by Rám Buksh, School of Art, Jeypore. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/78/mode/2up
“1. Portion of a Sword and Scabbard, 30 years old Hilt, steel inlaid with gold wire; Scabbard, wood covered with green velvet. Mounts, Gold enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Ulwar, Rājputāna.” Page 80. Plate III. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/80/mode/2up
“1. Knife “Chhuri”; Hilt, silver enameled; probably Turkish. 2 and 3. Dagger “Peshkbaz”; Handle, bone; Sheath, wood covered with red velvet; Mounts, silver enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore.” Page 84. Plate V. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/84/mode/2up

Illustrations and textile designs. American. Stevan Dohanos, designer and illustrator. Living from 1907 to 1994, Dohanos is best known for his covers for the “Saturday Evening Post.”

“Four Seasons.” Textile design that was also used as a cover illustration for Famous Artists Magazine, Volume 6, Number 1, Autumn 1957. Design ca. 1950. American. Casein on board. © Estate of the artist. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ADVERTISING-STEVAN-DOHANOS-Four-Seasons?saleno=2526&lotNo=5&refNo=766080
“Four H Fair.” Undated. American. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2002 – 2020 by Wayfair LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillows/pdx/marmont-hill-four-h-fair-by-stevan-dohanos-painting-print-on-wrapped-canvas-marm2869.html
“Catching Home Run Ball.” Done for the “Saturday Evening Post.” 1950. American. © Estate of the artist. Image  © 2020 Saturday Evening Post Society. Fair use license. via https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/10/stevan-dohanos/

Illustrations by Margaret Armour for W. B. MacDougall’s 1897 work “The Fall of the Nibelungs.” Published in London by J. M. Dent and Company.

Page 21, Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n21/mode/2up
Page 39. Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n39/mode/2up
Page 57. Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n57/mode/2up