oldbookillustrations:

Tirer le Diable par la queue (To live from hand to mouth).

Jean-Jacques Grandville, from Cent proverbes (one hundred proverbs), collective work, Paris, 1845.

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forbiddenalleys:

VICTORIAN UNDERTAKER’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Prior to the late 19th century families took care of all the details of burying their loved ones. Although undertakers were well-known before the 19th century, it was during the height of the “cult of mourning” that undertakers became an essential figure not only just to those of the upper classes, but most importantly catering to middle and lower class funerals. (source)

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mattressmountains:

Swarm of shooting stars at sea, from The Universe, or the Wonders of Creation, the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little, F.A. Pouchet, 1883

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