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    19th Century Whaling Journal

    early whaling harpoon

    Early 1900's mug shot

    The shoemaker (late 19th century)

    early scrimshaw whale's tooth with a whaling sailor's portrait

    Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

    Drawing of a whale’s head being hoisted upward, from the journal of Rodolphus W. Dexter, kept aboard the bark Chili in the early 1860s. Courtesy the New Bedford Whaling Museum.


    Alexander the Great travels beneath the sea in a 13th Century glass submarine, an illustration from the Roman d’Alexandre

    Mid Century Modern Art, 11 X 14 Original Acrylic

    Mid Century Modern 14 X 18 Original Acrylic

    Charles L. Rossing with his son, Bill, in his shoe repair shop | Unionville, Connecticut, early 1900's | photo from trecrowns

    Leaning Tower of Pisa: steps are so worn from centuries of visitors.


    Three siblings : Prince Albert, Princess Mary and Prince Edward. Early 1900s.


    Panel with a male figure grasping a tree; winged sun disc above. Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian

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    EARLY AMERICAN ADVERTISING: Rare and unusual early American advertising handbill titled "Whale Fishery," illustrated with vignettes of whalers at work. It was printed in the late 18th or early 19th century by Thomas Dobson of Philadelphia, who is best known for having published the first American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Trade-related engravings such as this one provided readymade broadside handbills to be imprinted with an individual vendor's name and advertisement.