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Guess Me (1879)

- June 22, 2016 in acrostics, enigmas, hieroglyphics, puzzles, rebus

Illustrated by George Cruikshank among others, a collection of word, number, and picture puzzles in the form of enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, and a series of incredibly tricky rebuses.

Boys will be Boys: Playing Around in a 17th-Century Friendship Book

- December 2, 2014 in Curator's Choice, facebook, Featured, liber amicorum, Public Domain, rebus, social network

Dr Lynley Anne Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Walters Art Museum, investigates a mysterious image and accompanying rebus found within the pages of a liber amicorum or "friendship book", an album for recording friendships and social connections that amounted to a kind of seventeenth-century version of Facebook.