Tag Archives: 1800s


yesterdaysprint:

The Osage City Free Press, Kansas, April 26, 1888

Yet another type dude.

“A dude”, 1886. Published in the poetry section of the January issue of The Undergraduate, Middlebury’s newspaper. Source, via.

Written graphics from 1892. First two by T.F. Adams, the next one by Frank Baunelle, and the final one by an unknown artist. via James Ryan.

Winners in the Chicago Tribune’s typewriter competitions held in 1895. Found by James Ryan.

Typewriter art by Frederick Carles, 1895. Forgotten pioneer work found by James Ryan.

yesterdaysprint:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, August 30, 1896

GOLD! GOLD! MY PRECIOUS GOLD!


In the 1870′s, Brooklyn Furniture Company spent more on ads than any other furniture company. And they did plenty of text graphics!

More in this ASCII-detective story.

Otto von Bismarck typewriter portrait (1898), via

virtual-artifacts:

Poland, 19th C. Egg decorated with micrographic text from the Song of Songs. Handwritten in ink. From the 18th century, and perhaps even earlier, hollow eggs on which sacred texts had been written in micrography were used to decorate European sukkahs. Not all the texts related directly to the holiday of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths: this example has Song of Songs 1-4:7 inscribed in miniscule letters. At times feathers were added to the hanging egg, so that it looked like a bird in flight.”

Typeset infographics from 1888 about Michigan alcohol regulations. Dry counties have dots and wet counties have waves ∿∿. The blank ones didn’t vote yet.

More at Dusty Diary. via Laura Brown.