Raccoon skull. 1943.

Similar Images #66

A feature on Google allows users to do a search with an image, not text. This ongoing project uses that feature as a means of play and exploration into wordless storytelling. I dropped the first image into a Google Image Search window. The rest appeared as ”visually similar images” on the results page.

Cedars of Lebanon. F. Antoine. Die Coniferen. 1840.

Cockatoo typology on linen. A Collection of Distinctive Hand-Block Printed Linens & Cretonnes. 1900.

Seasonal window display idea. Window Backgrounds, A Collection of Drawings and Descriptions of Store Window Backgrounds. 1912. 

Hopi Katchinas Drawn by Native Artists. 1903.

A lynx or caracal (‘anaq) and an elephant-headed demon. From a copy of ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) by al-Qazwīnī (d. 1283/682). Neither the copyist nor illustrator is named, and the copy is undated. The nature of paper, script, ink, illumination, and illustrations suggest that it was produced in provincial Mughal India, possibly the Punjab, in the 17th century.

Grizzly bear. Through Wonderland: Yellowstone National Park. 1910.

Fishes of the coral reefs, Samoa. Fishes. 1907.

Europeans watch a wrestling match. Unknown Mongolia. 1914.

Young African mother and child. Afrikanische Märchen. 1921.

Application to the lower extremities. A Practical Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Uses of Electricity. 1871.

"It is well for the operator to keep his hand all the time on the metallic tube…"

The author. Frontispiece. A Tour in Mongolia. Beatrix Bulstrode. 1920.

Hat. Ohio Archeological and Historical Quarterly. 1928.

Plate 29. Party clothes. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo. 1912.