Timestamp: 1406156444


Jeu de la Bataille ou le Buffon amusant [early 19th century]

SG 3102.106.1

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Timestamp: 1405119653


Fortune Telling Cat, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

Who can resist a cat that can tell the future? I really like these vintage fortune telling cards because they look like they were hand painted.

The Black Cat is against a green background, winking as though he holds all your secrets in his hand.

The transparent tape keeps the box together 

See my blog for a detail of the painting http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/

(via klappersacks)

Timestamp: 1404889220


Hachette’s Almanac 1897, several breeds of cats.

(via henkara)

Timestamp: 1404457233



The hazards of elevator travel in the 1880s were spoofed in cartoons like this one from The Wasp, a Western magazine (From This Fabulous Century: 1870s-1900s, scanned by weirdvintage)

I still sometimes feel like this is a possibility.

(via technohell)

Timestamp: 1403766037

(Source: corporalsteiner, via oharico)

Timestamp: 1402815647


Le Galion, 1954

(via vickyveiled)

Timestamp: 1402210825


Comets, Working Men’s Educational Union, 1850s

(via oharico)

Timestamp: 1401663646