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Biography of Lydekker, Richard

Biography of Lydekker, Richard

Read about the history of Richard Lydekker.
Antique Prints Are The Perfect Christmas Gifts For Everyone!

Antique Prints Are The Perfect Christmas Gifts For Everyone!

Christmas is just around the corner and if you have not started to plan your shopping, now is the time.
History of Winemaking

History of Winemaking

The History of French wine spans a period of at least 2600 years dating to the founding of Massalia in the 6th century BC by Phocaeans with the possibility that viticulture existed much earlier...
Vanity Fair Caricaturists

Vanity Fair Caricaturists

If you're looking for a who's who of Victorian life then grabbing an old copy of Vanity Fair is a good place to start. The most successful 'Society Magazine' in the history of English journalism, the publication ran under the promise of presenting “a weekly show of Political, Social and Literary Wares”.
Biography of Morris, William (1834-1896)

Biography of Morris, William (1834-1896)

William Morris was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts movement.
Biography of Houbraken, Jacobus (1698-1780)

Biography of Houbraken, Jacobus (1698-1780)

Jacobus Houbraken was a Dutch engraver, who was born in Dordrecht in the Netherlands.
Biography of Captain Thomas Brown (naturalist)

Biography of Captain Thomas Brown (naturalist)

Captain Thomas Brown FRSE FLS (1785 – 8 October 1862) was a British naturalist and malacologist. (zoologist specialising in the study of molluscs).
The History of Pochoir

The History of Pochoir

The word Pochoir is French for stencil and the pochoir process is essentially a stencilling process.
Biography of Leclerc, Georges-Louis, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)

Biography of Leclerc, Georges-Louis, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)

Georges -Louis Leclerc was born into the wealth and prestige of the French Aristocracy.
The Trajan's Column In Rome

The Trajan's Column In Rome

These amazing bas relief copperplate engravings are drawn from the Trajan Column.
Interesting… Fashion of the Day

Interesting… Fashion of the Day

Of the 102 female convicts on the first fleet, a disproportionate number had been involved in the fashion trade before their voyage to Australia. S...
Maps and Mapmakers

Maps and Mapmakers

In the beginning, the production of maps was a simple task.  A master craftsman drew, engraved, printed , coloured and sold his own maps from his o...