A explanation, of sorts, for my absence, is in the complementary post to this, as are recommended film and TV links from the past month or so. Today, before we get back to the blog in earnest, here are further links, of literature and Ladybird Books, of peep shows (as above) and digital culture and more.
• Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images: it’s wonderfully welcome news that the Wellcome Foundation has made freely available more than 100,000 images under a Creative Commons license; the details are in this post, and the full credit for the wonderful image above is as follows:
L0031022 Looking at a Peep show in the street, Peking (detail) Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images firstname.lastname@example.org http://wellcomeimages.org A Manchu girl, wearing platform shoes, and a Manchu bannerman, in his sheepskin coat,stand looking at a travelling Peep show. The showman is wearing winter dress made of coarse cotton cloth. Peking, Pechili Province, China. Photograph 1869 By: John Thomson Gold and Platinum-toned albumen print by Michael Gray, 1997 Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 2.0