Buff Bat & More (1778)

Odd images from the 1778 book “Die Säugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur”(German), “The Mammals in Pictures after the Nature”(English).

Buff Bat & More (1778)
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The artist name couldn’t be found. However, there are three people in the ‘By’ section. Johann Christian Daniel, Georg August Goldfuss, and Andreas Johann Wagner.

Book sourceBiodiversity Heritage Library. Used Plates 1-80, Plates 81-165. Copyright Status: Public domain. The BHL considers that this work is no longer under copyright protection.

Betty Broadbent – Tattooed Venus (1938)

Betty Broadbent, known as ‘Tattooed Venus’ due to her over 500 body tattoos. She was also an entertainer, showing off her body art while riding large animals. In 1939 she even entered a pageant to challenge societies’ views of beauty.

Betty Broadbent - Tattooed Venus (1938)

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The Monster of Cracow (1559) By Pierre Boaistuau

Alternatively “The Monster of Krakow”. The only information I could find on a ‘Cracow’/’Krakow’ monster, is a reference to the ‘Wawel‘ Dragon. However, their descriptions are not similar.

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The Monster of Cracow (1559) By Pierre Boaistuau

Histoires Prodigieuses; the Monster of Cracow. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Death and The Miser (16th Century) By Jan Provoost

A miser is a person who is not only cheap but greedy. They tend to hoard money and possessions. This image depicts Death coming for a miser. The miser tries to buy Death off. However, The Grim Reaper doesn’t take bribes.

Death and The Miser (16th Century) By Jan Provoost

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View of Dresden by Moonlight (1839) By Johan Christian Dahl

Dresden is a city in Germany. There you can see Brühl’s Terrace. Brühl’s Terrace is a historic architectural ensemble. Built in the 16th Century.

View of Dresden by Moonlight (1839) By Johan Christian Dahl

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Wonders Book (1411)

Starting from the left. A headless man with a face on his chest. From a mythical species called Blemmyes.

Next, is the one in the middle. He is a sciapod(monopod) laying on his back. Monopods are humanoid creatures with a single large foot and leg.

Lastly is a cyclops – a one eyed humanoid.

Wonders Book (1411)

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The Battle of Gorynych (20th Century) By Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov

Gorynych is a dragon in Slavic mythology. This drawing depicts the serpent with seven heads. The battling knight is “Dobryny Nikitich”. He is one of the most popular epic knights in Russian folklore.

The Battle of Gorynych (20th Century) By Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov

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Ages of Life (1907)

This piece is from the book “Curiosités Médico-Artistique“. It shows a women’s ‘Ages of Life’ from childhood to death. We all end up bones! 💀

There is an artist signature. However, I could not match the signature to any of the contributing artist. If anyone has more information, let me know(theleeryfun@gmail.com)!

Also, the book is free to read online and download.

Ages of Life (1907)

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