Yesterday, the world gained another ‘Master’ of art history! Thank you to everyone who has supported and followed me on this journey and I look forward to many more art historical adventures in the years to come!
This series of children’s books, produced around 1911, includes classic stories such as “Little Boy Blue” and “Mistress Mary.” The series is housed in a paper mache dog inspired by Buster Brown’s beloved pet in the classic comic strip.
Read Out Loud Books. Dodd & Mead, 1911. Special Collections, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Jonna Lee of iamamiwhoami was part of the panel of Celebration X, @spotify’s 10-year anniversary event in Stockholm, held yesterday for all international Spotify employees, speaking about “the new era for creators”.
“The Faery Investigation Society has been formed for the purpose of collecting such evidence as can be obtained to show, that what are commonly known as "Fairies” actually exist.“ So begins The Faery Investigation Society Journal.
The document contains statements by members as well as records of fairy encounters–including one "Fairy Script” apparently written by a fairy itself!
Captain Craufurd, the founder of the society, compares fairies to wireless telephony. Once “ridiculed,” by 1929 wireless telephony was familiar to everyone. He insists that it would be the same with fairies, claiming that “ridicule and opposition are no answer to actual discovery.”
The Faery Investigation Society Journal of the London Lodge. London: The Faery Investigation Society, 1929. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Joseph Glanvill’s Saducismus Triumphatus is a seventeenth century book on witchcraft and the supernatural. Glanvill’s book is primarily an argument in favor of his belief that witchcraft was a real and dangerous threat.
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, Or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions. London: Printed for J. Collins …, and S. Lowndes 1681. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.