Fascinated by the supernatural, Fuseli found rich subjects in Shakespeare. He was a life-long devotee of the Bard, reading his works as a youth in Zurich, then devising an elaborate mural scheme devoted to admi... more
The intaglio is a fake, one of six in the Museum's collection, similar in style to those supplied by Italian Neoclassical engravers to Prince Stanislaw Poniatowski of Poland. Carried out in a figural style inde... more
Print shows a banker astonished by a guinea coin with King George III on it. The banker says, "Surely my eyes do not deceive me--it certainly must be a Guinea!--I declare I have not seen such a thing since I ha... more
This image has been taken from scan 000240 from "Ghost stories and phantom fancies". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.
The composition was designed for the tomb of the actor Philibert Rouvière in Montmarte Cemetery in Paris. The tomb relief was subsequently stolen. In this cast from the Barbedienne foundry, Préault's signature ... more
This image has been taken from scan 000069 from "The 5 Alls. A collection of stories, charades, acrostics ... Edited by T. Hood". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created... more
Ghost from "Ballads of the Bench and Bar; or, Idle Lays of the Parliament House. [Edited by J. B. Paul and J. J. Reid.]"
This image has been taken from scan 000018 from "Ballads of the Bench and Bar; or, Idle Lays of the Parliament House. [Edited by J. B. Paul and J. J. Reid.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been... more
Ukiyo-e print illustration showing people gathered around a charcoal brazier to tell ghost stories, as a man creeps towards a lamp to extinguish one wick after each story, making the room darker and darker.
This image has been taken from scan 000277 from "The Shadow on the Blind, and other ghost stories". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Libra... more
Digital Accession Number: 1981:0955:0032.0001..Maker: Eugène Atget (French, 1857-1927)..Title: Hotel de Montmorency - 5 rue de Montmorency. (3e arr)..Date: 1908..Medium: albumen print..Dimensions: 17.9 x 22.4 c... more
Keen worked as a printmaker and illustrator in the 1920s and 1930s, creating unsettling symbolist images reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley. Two significant commissions were designs for luxury editions published b... more
A long filibuster, Wash. D.C. A five and half hour filibuster by Sen. Long of Louisiana, caused the seventy-fourth congress, first session, to give up the ghost, without approval of the last of the President's "must" measures-the-third deficiency bill. Sen. Long, is shown as he left the floor of the Senate, and rested for the moment from his tireless efforts, 8/27/35
Disease makes ghost town of boy scout camp. Presidential order delaying the Boy Scout Jamboree for a year because of infantile paralysis in Virginia made a ghost town of the city of tents before the camp came properly to life. Nearly $300,000 was spent on construction of the camp. The Jamboree is expected to be held here a year hence. Photo made from Goodyear Airship Enterprise. 8/9/35
Original caption: What is left of Public Square, town pump, fire cistern (in distance haunted house & blind tiger). Lower Michigan NF. Historic Photographs