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IMAGES: Stunning, Tiny Paintings On Vintage Books

Colleen Theisen, a librarian at University of Iowa's Special Collections and University Archives, recently found these awesome fore-edge paintings on a series of books from the 19th century. The b
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    Autumn Foreedge paintings. University of Iowa, Robert Mudie 1837 donate by Charlotte Smith

  • Kristina

    Amazing. Art hidden in the pages of old books. Fascinating information and gorgeous paintings.

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    Secret Fore Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa seasons painting illustration fore edge painting b... | Colossal

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    Previously unknown secret paintings discovered on the edge of antique book pages A few months back, a rare art collection was discovered at the University of Iowa…in the library, of all places. Colleen Theisen, a staff member with the University’s Special Collection and University Archives, found a set of fore edge paintings, meaning paintings done on the outside pages of a book, only discernible when the book’s pages are fanned out. The books wer

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