Depictions of American women, illustrative work by Neysa Moran McMein. Living from 1888 to 1949, she studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York.

Looking into the Mirror.” Cover for Woman’s Home Companion,” published June, 1938 with their stamp on the verso. 1938. American. Pastel on board. Inscribed and signed in the lower right image “To/ Olive Godwin / Neysa McMein.” Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/NEYSA-McMEIN–1888-1949—MARJORIE-FRANCES-McMEIN–Looking-I?saleno=2592&lotNo=72&refNo=788905
Advertisement for Adams California Fruit Gum, advertisement in Motion Picture Classic. 1920. American. Image source: archive.org. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adams_California_Fruit_Gum_by_Neysa_McMein.jpg
“I do” It’s toasted.” Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement that was published in McClure’s Magazine. Undated. American. Pastel. Signed on the upper right. Image ©Copyright 2020 Norman Rockwell Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.illustrationhistory.org/illustrations/lucky-strike-i-do

Flower pictures and illustrations by Australian artist Ellis Rowan (Marian Ellis Rowan). Living from 1848 to 1922, she was also a botanical illustrator and did a series of illustrations on birds, butterflies and insects.

“Flame Azalea, Rhododendron calendulaceum . 1901. Australian. Offset color reproduction of a painting that was used as an illustration in Alice Lounsberry’s 1901 work Southern Wild Flowers and Trees. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died in 1922 and because it was published in the United States before 1923. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhododendron_calendulaceumCDP119A.jpg
One of six studies of Australian flora and funghi of Papua New Guinea. Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and bodycolor on card. Signed on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5115271
“Golden rod and grasses.” Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16606/lot/197/
“Sunflower daisy.” Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16606/lot/197/
“Flowering Plum.” Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16606/lot/197/

Lithographs of men and women in their native costumes who lived in the Tyrol up in the Alps from back before everyone dressed the same. From 1817.

“Paysanne de la Vallée de Lech dans le Tyrol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1325-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#
“Paysanne de la Maugfall en Tirol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1322-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Paysanne d’ Audorf dan[?] le Tyrol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1417-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Femme de la vallée de Tesino en Tyrol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1750-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Parfum (perfume) advertisements that ran in the January, 1936 issue of Paris “Vogue”. Can’t get more elegant than that.

“Nuit de Longchamp” parfum, Lubin, 11 Rue Royale – Paris. January, 1938. View 9, page 1. French. Laure Albin Guillot, photographer. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f9.item
“Dykil”, “Shanghai”, and Miracle,” Parfums exquis de Lenthéric Paris. View 13, page 5. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f13.item
“French-Cancan de Caron,” parfum de l’exposition 1937.” View 16, Page 8. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f16.item#
“Colony” le nouveau parfum de Jean Patou Paris.” View 220, page 1. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f220.item
“Arpège”, “My Sin (mon péché)”, “Scandal”, “Rumeur,” and “Prétexte” Parfums de Lanvin. View 140, page 9. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f140.item#
“Arpège”, “My Sin (mon péché)”, “Scandal”, “Rumeur,” and “Prétexte” Parfums de Lanvin. Parfums de Printemps. Lanvin. View 137. page 19. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f371.item#

How the ancients really lived. Plates from Wilhelm Zahn and Otto Jahn’s 1828 work “Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herculanum und Stabiae” which was published in Berlin. All of these being Pompeii decor.

“Aus Pompeii.” Page 17. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Aus Pompeii.” Page 45. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Fries aus dem Tempel der Isis zu Pompeii.” Page 49. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Aus Pompeii.” Page 59. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn

Plates of Victorian birds, taken from George Robert Gray’s “The genera of birds : comprising their generic characters, a notice of the habits of each genus, and an extensive list of species referred to their several genera” which was issued in parts between 1844 and 1849. Illustrated by D. W. Mitchell and published in London.

“Gypaetinae: Gypaetus barbatus (Linn.)” Page 26, plate 1. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/26/mode/1up
“Polyborinae: milvago chimango (Vielle).” Page 46, Plate 5. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/46/mode/1up
“Aquilinae: Circaetus holospilus (Vig.).” Page 60, Plate 7. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/60/mode/1up
“Milvinae: Gamsonyx swainsonii (Vig,).” Page 80, Plate 9. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/80/mode/1up

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