These tickets are from the 1860s and 1870s. You can learn about the history of voting here.
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1884 map of The City of New York. You can see more photos of it here.
1865 Hand-Colored Mitchell Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts. See the other photos here.
1864 Hand-Colored Mitchell Street Map of Orleans, Louisiana. See the other photos here.
Why does no one write like this anymore? First off, where did snail mail go in general, and secondly, what happened to change the style of handwriting so drastically? These are so elegant I’d frame them- and they’re just everyday people! Only professional calligraphers could get close to this today. That makes me so sad. :(
This exquisitely illustrated cologne label is in great condition and the full image inside the post is wonderfully gigantic so you can see every tiny detail. At first I thought this was a bit over the top and too much to take in visually, but after imagining it smaller and on a bottle of light amber cologne, I’m sure it was just the right amount of detail to make it feel luxurious for its time.
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Where is a script font like this!? I just bought this gem from a dealer in France. The little swirls sprinkled throughout and perfectly angled, spaced, and uniform weight is just remarkable. I intend to copy this letter over and over until I’ve learned to replicate this style of writing. The uppercase letters make me all giddy- look at the G, and L…and E and D! I’m toying with the idea of a downloads page where I’ll scan in all of my paper goods and have them available for download to use in any of your projects. What do you think? Useful?