Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
To mark the day, Mr. Pooter's account of a firework party:
From, of course, George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody, first published in Punch magazine, 1888-1889. Here's the original appearance of the entry above - from November 24, 1888. And because there's nothing, but nothing, more Pooterish than blogging, a couple of thoughts...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
|"Pumpkin Carving", Benjamin Franklin Reinhart, 1872 (via)|
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
|"Pumpkin Time", H. Harring after Benjamin Champney for L. Prang & Co., 1872, via|
It's about time we saw some pumpkins on this Countdown - so make sure you click the image above to get a good look at a chromolithograph of Benjamin Champney's "Pumpkin Time", from 1872, courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. There's also a nice blog post on this image, here. But that's not the only pumpkin delight on offer today.