Au-delà de la mer il existe un pays presqu'aussi beau que la folie//Paradis Perdu//
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Asa Smith. Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy. 1851. 

Wood engravings with hand highlighting, written by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City with the goal “to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible”.

Il Trenino Della Val Gardena, Ortisei, 1958

Il Trenino Della Val Gardena, Ortisei, 1958

Feejee Mermaid, 19th century—Though P.T. Barnum made the Feejee Mermaids famous, they were originally created in Japanese East Indies fishermen in around 1810. It was a traditional art form in which they created faux mermaids by stitching the upper bodies of apes to the bodies of fish.  P.T. Barnum began exhibiting it in 1842, after a few other showmens’ exhibits failed.

Feejee Mermaid, 19th century—Though P.T. Barnum made the Feejee Mermaids famous, they were originally created in Japanese East Indies fishermen in around 1810. It was a traditional art form in which they created faux mermaids by stitching the upper bodies of apes to the bodies of fish.  P.T. Barnum began exhibiting it in 1842, after a few other showmens’ exhibits failed.