“The paradise of bicyclers”

Advertisement for Pope Manufacturing Company, in Sylvester Baxter, Greater Boston: A study for a federalized metropolis comprising the City of Boston and surrounding cities and towns (Boston: A. J. Philpott & Co., 1891), back cover.


Mahala Warren, U.S. Patent #USD82863S, “Design for a valentine envelope.”


A selection of infographics from a 1934 issue of Survey Graphic shows just how long we’ve been at this: From Michael M. Davis, “Change Comes to the Doctor,” Survey Graphic XXIII (no. 4, April 1934).

“Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race.”

Charles Verschuuren, “Marionette Theatre presents ‘RUR’” (ca. 1936-1939). Available online at Library of Congress.

Reach, fields

Milton Bradley, “Mount Monadnock, Height 3,200 feet” (1860). Available online at the American Antiquarian Society.