Miniature…Tuesday!  (Didn’t quite finish these gifs yesterday for Miniature Monday.)

Advice from Polonius rendered as a miniature artist’s book and stored in a mini Globe Theater.

Hamlet. Act I. Scene III. Polonius’ P’s & Q’s / by Wm. Shakespeare ; as presented by Poole Press, 2002 ; [designed and produced by Maryline P. Adams]  Berkeley, Calif. : Poole Press, c2002.

Stop by and see, it’s in the Smith Miniatures Collection  PR2807.A3  P6 2002.

This post was referenced and this book was shown in our Live Stream today.  Missed the Live Stream?  You can still watch the “archived” video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVceEwlIFJs 

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"Women Sewing European Clothes" is a series of illustrations set in the Meiji era (late 1800s to early 1900s), when the Emperor decided Japan needed to Westernize almost overnight to become more competitive with other world powers.

(I might post more images from this time period as it’s really interesting to see the mix of Japanese and Western fashions: things like geisha with corseted dresses, men in hakama pants and bowler hats, etc.!)

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

SG 3102.106.1

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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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/

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Hachette’s Almanac 1897, several breeds of cats.

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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.

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