In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinkedWunderkammer
an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts includevisions of the future from late 19th century France
, adictionary of Victorian slang
and a film showing the very talented“hand-farting” farmer of Michigan
. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out ourSources
page to see where we find the content.