Happy Birthday, Jules Verne!
image of Verne surrounded by his prophetic creations from Science and Invention Vol. VIII, No. 4, Aug. 1920
cover and illustrations from the 1874 English translation of De la terre à la lune (From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King)
This is Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen and his third wife, fashion illustrator, Dagmar Cohn (later Dagmar Freuchen-Gale). Every day he was away on polar expeditions, he sent Dagmar a letter and copied the Danish Royal Library. (via 5 Intriguing Things: Thursday, 1/16 - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic)
Clock Watch: England, c. 1600 (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
4 entries… and 5 errors. And they say that Parisian printing was of high quality in the 16th century.
Walter H. Lambert was a British ventriloquist and female impersonator whose famous early 20th century vaudeville routine was a hospital skit in which his female character “Lydia Dreams” played a nurse, and his figure played an accident victim. He was also an accomplished painter, famous for his 1903 large-scale painting of 225 Edwardian music-hall performers you can see here (via)
ABOUTHello lost child ! This is the small collection of dreams and nightmares made by a french witch. For the rest, I hand over to your fantasy.