Illustrations by Fortuné Méaulle for Alphabet des Insectes by Leon Becker
The scans come from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
A previously-covered Cotsen exhibit says about the book:
Insects stand in for people in this highly fanciful French alphabet. In addition to weight-lifting or parading down the boulevard, they file into church, ice skate, duel, dance, sail, paint, serenade a lover or invite her to dance, and, of course, improve their minds reading.
Hetzel was one of the most important publishers of children’s books in late nineteenth-century France, whose publications were distinguished by their handsome gold-stamped cloth bindings and excellent illustrations.
You can see covers Meaulle (fr.wiki) did for Le Petit Journal here.
Moonrise over Esja, a winter afternoon in Reykjavík. December 2010.
Jessye Norman by Daniel Bayer
Floris Neusüss ph. (De, 1937) contact sheet of frames in progress and the artist, 1961-67
Augusta Victoria, placed in service in 1889 and named for Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II, was the name ship of the Augusta Victoria series and the first of a new generation of luxury Hamburg America Line ocean liners. She was the first European liner with twin propellers and when first placed in service, the fastest liner in the Atlantic trade. She was also the first luxury liner at Hamburg America, introducing the concept of the “floating hotel”; she had a rococo stairhall, illuminated by a milky way of pear-shaped prisms and naked light bulbs clutched by gilded cherubs, a reception court choked by palm trees and a dark and gothic smoking room. In 1897 she was rebuilt and lengthened and in 1904 she was sold to the Imperial Russian Navy, which renamed her Kuban.