throwing hand shadows

 

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I hope to be able to bring some of the sweet, unusual and oddly interesting ones to Now and Then.

Today, it’s an 1859 illustrated work  by Henry Bursill – Hand Shadows to be Thrown upon the Wall.  The link will take you to the Project Gutenberg site where you can discover more shadow shapes to while away the evenings.

Note – on 14 June 1859, Sands and Kenny (Booksellers and Stationers) in Sydney listed Bursill’s book in their list of NEW BOOKS – JUST RECEIVED in The Empire.  There are still copies to be had in some libraries in Australia.  See Trove Australia.

The Empire 14 June 1859

Hand Shadows

Screenshot 3:04:13 3:51 PM Camel shadow - H Bursill

elephant shadow - Bursill Tortoise shadow - Bursill

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