19th Century Gifs

September 8, 2013

When University of Iowa Special Collections librarian Colleen Theisen found hidden fore-edge paintings on a 19th century scientific book Autumn, she made a gif of it, of course. Then, she realized there were more secret paintings for each season and more gifs followed. Who said old books weren’t interactive?

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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