Varia #7: A Huge Hodgepodge of Images

This is a collection of images shared with me by the man who scanned them from various antique bibles and other old books, including:  Mathematical Astronomy by C.W.C. Barlow & G.H. Bryan (1893); Dawn of Astronomy by Sir Norman Lockyer (late 1800’s); Baedeker’s Palestine and Syria (1912); An Illustrated History of the Holy Bible, published by Henry Bill (1871); and The Holy Bible, published by John E. Potter and Company (late 1800’s).

Rather than being organized by the book they come from, they are roughly organized by subject. This is because they were given to me this way by the person who scanned them, William Struse, and I have kept his organization. Unfortuantely I cannot link to his site, Countdown to the Messiah, any longer as it seems not to be https secure. The images are all public domain and he shared them with me with the understanding they would be offered for free here. He has only thumbnails on his site, and this was an easy way for him to share the larger images with a broader audience.  The maximum size of each image varies greatly, and generally the images are not the highest quality. There are a lot of them, though, and are all offered for free here in the higest resolution I can offfer. I have edited them extensively to clean up the dirt and shadows and to darken, brighten, and otherwise enhance the lines.  A lot of text shows through from the obverse side of the leaves, but there was little that could be done about that.  I have been working on the captions, but so far have gotten to only about half of them.  There are close to 500 images in all.

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