LOOK>> A Printed Fan

With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. In this piece, we look at an 18th-century printed fan. Printed fans had become popular fashion accessories in Europe by the late 18th century, being used for everything from keeping … Continue reading

LOOK>> A Historiscope

With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. This time around, we look at Milton Bradley & Company’s Historiscope, ca. 1870. While we often think of Milton Bradley as the toy company that produced such classics as The … Continue reading

LOOK>> A Myriorama

With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. Up first is Samuel Leigh and John Heaviside Clark’s Myriorama from 1824. In the early 1820s, a popular new toy came on the market—the myriorama—whose name was derived from the … Continue reading