September 24, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

Poland, 17th century: full harnessing of a war horse. 
From Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, by Auguste Racinet, Paris, 1888.
(Source: archive.org. The French edition seems to be more complete than the German one.)

oldbookillustrations:

Poland, 17th century: full harnessing of a war horse.

From Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, by Auguste Racinet, Paris, 1888.

(Source: archive.org. The French edition seems to be more complete than the German one.)

September 23, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

France, women’s dresses between 1794 and 1800.
From Geschichte des Kostüms (The costume history) vol. 5, by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

France, women’s dresses between 1794 and 1800.

From Geschichte des Kostüms (The costume history) vol. 5, by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.

(Source: archive.org)

September 6, 2011

danielmichaelclark:

Collection of page scans from Saturday mornings haul… some nice 1940 lithographed covers and a strangely beautiful use of (what I think is) phonetic type. 

(Source: danielmichaelclark, via 50watts)

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