The Art Of Lucy Fitch Perkins

Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937) was a prolific illustrator of early 20th century children's books. She is best known for her Twins series, but some of her most beautiful illustrations appeared in now-obscure fairy tale collections. Here's a sampling of her artwork that heretofore hasn't been seen on the web.

What It Was Like Working As A Sign Writer At The London Zoo In The 1930s

Here are some awesome pictures of Flickr user Pauline Locke's grandfather working at the London Zoo in the 1930s. I think the little girl is his daughter. Can you imagine?!

Matt Stopera • 6 years ago

Millerism And The Great Disappointment

Harold Camping isn't the first self-proclaimed prophet to calculate a date for the rapture. In 1833, William Miller predicted the rapture would occur around 1843. The Millerite movement gradually gained followers in the early 1840s, culminating in the Great Disappointment when Jesus failed to appear in October, 1844. Despite their disappointment, the Millerites made some interesting theological charts. Take a moment and check them out.

Baby Praying Mantis • 7 years ago