Alfius De Bux

NA737.E33,T63,2006

NA737.E33,T63,2006

formal figures of our eternal present. Francesco Zorzi 2014

formal figures of our eternal present. Francesco Zorzi 2014

(Fuente: archidose)

Thomas Wright, An original theory of the universe, 1750. London. Via Linda Hall Library

1 cross section of the model of the Milky Way galaxy. 2 Multiple solar systems with comets.  3 The symbolic eye of Deity in all star systems: A finite View of Infinity. 4 The first depiction of multiple galaxies in a book

(vía gh2u)

Reading lessons in the nineteenth century included instruction in elocution, or the art of oratory.  And it wasn’t something you got to do sitting down - it looks like it was quite a workout!

These gifs came from a series of images in Sanders’ school speaker: a comprehensive course of instruction in the principles of oratory (New York, 1863).  It’s part of the Historic Textbook Collection.  The illustrations demonstrate standard rhetorical gestures that correspond to various attitudes and emotional states, including a “positive assertion,” an “earnest exhortation,” an “indignant appeal,” and “rapturous delight.”  Can you tell which is which?

-Kelli Hansen

(Fuente: muspeccoll, vía houghtonlib)