Woodcut from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle depicting the sorceress Circe changing Odysseus’ men into animals.
Illustrated update on the Whitechapel Murders ascribed to notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper, from the Illustrated Police News, September 22, 1888 via G. D. Falksen.
Illustration of the tortures of Hell from the pictorial encyclopedia Hortus Deliciarum (The Garden of Delights) by Abbess Herrad von Landsberg around 1180.
Every January, as we face the start of a new year, I like to take a moment to welcome all our new readers to the TYoH family. In addition, I owe a big thanks to you, our regular readers, for your ongoing support and… Read More ›
1523 anatomical study by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi, with woodcuts by Ugo da Carpi, Courtesy of The National Library of Medicine.
Although the first years of film and its early pioneers present a fascinating and occasionally bizarre history suited to a much longer post, today I thought we’d simply focus on two short and deliciously outlandish movies from the dawn of… Read More ›
165 years ago today, a disheveled man died alone at a Baltimore hospital. He had been found four days earlier, lying disoriented and distressed in a gutter, and had identified himself as one Edgar Allan Poe, missing for over a week… Read More ›
From ancient times, people have seen spirits at play in the flickering of light and shadow. With the advancement of technology during the European Renaissance, scholars leaned to harness these dancing apparitions through the power of projection. By the late 1700’s, enterprising entertainers were creating magic lantern spectacles, fantastic… Read More ›