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Complete the CIC TCP initiative with a BTAA initiative for creating matching images that are free and high-quality

The libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) are looking forward to an “interdependent networked future”  and to managing their separate collections “as if they were a single, shared one“.  Here are some ideas...
From: Scalable Reading on 9 Nov 2019

Jubilee Fair

“View of the Jubilee Fair in Hyde Park; in foreground to left a small stage erected with a band playing and jesters performing, a small crowd stands in front, a few tents in central foreground with signs such as “Duke of Wellington Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2019

A view in Regent’s Park, 1831

Steam-driven coaches and carriages and three-wheeled vehicles loaded with well-dressed passengers fill Regent’s Park. The chaos and conjestion fill the park with dust and dark smoke and result in accidents. Printmaker: Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 May 2019

Hudibras vanquish’d by Trulla

“Hudibras is sprawled on the ground with Trulla, a large country-woman, astride him fending off angry villagers, including a cobbler and a butcher, wielding clubs; to left, Ralpho is held by a man with a rope and another with a sword”–...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2019

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Mar 2019

Hudibras’s first adventure

Hudibras and Ralpho encounter a mob armed with sticks; in the foreground to right, a one-legged fiddler, a butcher and a dancing bear with his leader. On the left, a woman reaches out her arms. Printmaker: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Feb 2019

English coronet auction by K-, P- & Co.

In a large room French aristocrats crowd across a table from Pitt who is taking money while handing a pen to the man opposite who holds a crown in his left arm as he throws coins toward Pitt’s grasping hand. Above Pitt stands George III behind podium,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Dec 2018

Collaboration Curation of TCP texts

This is a report about the current state of the collaborative curation of TCP texts. While I have written about this topic many times on this blog, this report is written for newcomers who have an interest in what was printed before 1800 but may or may...
From: Scalable Reading on 31 Oct 2018

Fixing the Blackdot Words in the TCP corpus: a “mixed initiative” in Engineering English

This is a report on a “mixed initiative”–a term of art in computer science–that  combines old-fashioned philological elbow grease with new-fangled long short-term memory neural network processing (LSTM).  The goal is...
From: Scalable Reading on 19 Jun 2018

August 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Printers in this Town would without Charge publish such Accounts.” New-Hampshire Gazette (August 7, 1767).Daniel and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2017

Inhuman & barbarous lingering torture….

An example of the extreme torture against Christians: a half-naked man, his left hand and left foot impaled on hooks is suspended by chains from a gallows. Printmaker: Elmes, William, active 1797-1820, printmaker. Title: Inhuman & barbarous...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Dec 2016

The Diary of a Dissection: Jane Jamieson and the Newcastle Barber Surgeons. By Patrick Low

  The recent furore in France, over the wearing of Burkinis, has shone a new light on an age-old societal problem; the female body.  Nowhere was the shock of a woman’s form greater than on the c18th and c19th anatomists’ slab. The...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 19 Sep 2016

Majority one against the boroughmongers

A satire on the electoral Reform Bill of 1831, which was passed soon after this print was issued. Grant shows the figure of blind Justice leaning out from a mass of billowing clouds and holding her scales labelled “Reform 1813”. The load on...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Aug 2016

Turned off at Execution Dock: Thames Scenery in the City of the Gallows. By Richard Ward

  Eighteenth-century London has, with good reason, been called “the city of the gallows”. Gibbets lined the approach to London in every direction, not least of which at various points along the Thames, where offenders sentenced to death...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 25 Apr 2016

Election-candidates, or, The republican-goose at the top of the polle

“The rival candidates swarm up a pole, inscribed ‘Westminster Election’, in front of the hustings in Covent Garden. At the top is Burdett with the body and beak of a goose … He is precariously poised on one webbed foot, the right...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Feb 2016

Deciphering handwriting in Shakespeare’s world

How you ought to hold your pen, a guide from 1602 We only have a few examples of Shakespeare’s handwriting, but those that we have suggest that he wasn’t a particularly neat writer. I always like that section in Hamlet where the Prince explains...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Dec 2015

New release of Shakespeare His Contemporaries

I have put a new version of Shakespeare His Contemporaries on Google Drive, where you may or view or download the plays. In this version I have grouped the plays by decades and put them in directories with names like 155, 156 …165. The plays have...
From: Scalable Reading on 24 Nov 2015

Hannah, Kate, and Lydia at work

While reviewing the work of Hannah, Kate, and Lydia, I enjoyed the precision and concision of their annotations. A sample of them appears below. While a full documentation would require snippets of the image and the transcription as well as the annotation,...
From: Scalable Reading on 27 Oct 2015

Thou com’st in such a questionable shape: Data Janitoring the SHC corpus from the perspectives of Hannah, Kate, and Lydia

Below are the reflections of Hannah Bredar, Kate Needham, and Lydia Zoells about their adventures in the mundane world of Lower Criticism,  about which I wrote in an earlier blog and of which the digital surrogates of our cultural heritage will need...
From: Scalable Reading on 27 Oct 2015

Shakespeare His Contemporaries (SHC): The next release

This is a progress report on the basic clean-up of the 504 plays in my current Shakespeare his Contemporaries corpus (SHC).  I hope to release an updated corpus  by the end of November. It will replace the current corpus at
From: Scalable Reading on 25 Oct 2015

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