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The False Young Man (1937)

- July 2, 2019 in Abner Boggs, alan lomax, false young man, henry lee, love, love henry, murder, young hunting

Recording by the legendary musicologist Alan Lomax of Abner Boggs singing a heartrending rendition of this popular murder ballad.

Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

- June 20, 2018 in allegorical maps, cartography, love, maps, marriage, strange maps, unusual maps

As mapmakers began to get a better and better sense of the earth’s geography, some of the more playful amongst them turned their attentions to charting more ambiguous lands — creating maps that turned ideas into places and the machinations of the mind and heart into a journey. While allegorical maps have been around for […]

Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

- June 20, 2018 in allegorical maps, cartography, love, maps, marriage, matrimonial maps, sentimental cartography, strange maps, unusual maps

Collection of allegorical maps (17th–19th century) charting that heady territory of love, courtship, and marriage.

Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

- February 9, 2016 in emblem books, emblems, games, love, pastimes

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-century courtship.

Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

- February 9, 2016 in emblem books, emblems, games, love, pastimes

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-century courtship.

The 25 Stages from Courtship to Marriage

- March 20, 2014 in courting, love, marriage, romance, stereographs, wedding

A charming set of twenty-five hand-tinted stereographs showing the various stage…

The 25 Stages from Courtship to Marriage

- March 20, 2014 in courting, love, marriage, romance, stereographs, wedding

A charming set of twenty-five hand-tinted stereographs showing the various stage…

The Little Book of Love

- February 14, 2014 in France, heart, love, love poetry, poetry, rennaisance, valentine

A Valentine's gift to top all Valentine's gifts - the Petit Livre d’Amour (Little Book of Love) was an ornate bespoke book given by the 16th-century Lyon-born poet Pierre Salas to his then lover and future wife Marguerite Bullioud.

The Heart in Art

- February 14, 2013 in collections, hearts, Images, Images-16th, Images-17th, Images-18th, Images-19th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Maps, Images-Painting, love

A small selection of hearts through the history of art. (Images from a variety of places, see link below each image to see the source). and to finish off, a map of love, a land called Tendre: DONATE NOW TO SAVE THE PUBLIC DOMAIN REVIEW! With our initial funding now come to an end, we need your support to help us continue our mission – to promote the public domain as an indispensable public good, and to curate and showcase the most interesting out-of-copyright works on the web. SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription! Name: E-mail: