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The Cully Flaug'd and other suchlike
July 12, 2009 4:09 PM   Subscribe

British Printed Images to 1700 is a fully searchable (if somewhat buggy at this early stage of release) online library of over 10,000 printed images from early modern Britain. As a taster, here is the naughty Cully Flaug'd [NSFW] of the title.
posted by tellurian (17 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite

 
I AM FAVORITING THIS BEFORE I LOOK AT IT! THAT IS HOW SURE I AM THAT I WILL LIKE IT!


*LOOKS*



I WAS RIGHT!
posted by The Whelk at 4:15 PM on July 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ooh, nice.
posted by fire&wings at 4:16 PM on July 12, 2009


How does one browse? I tried "database", but it just links to a list of categories, each of which says "No records exist for" the category.

Ugh, and now I'm stuck on "No records exist for Tillage", regardless of what link I press. I mean, even if I press "Home" or "About".

Is this something that I'd have to use IE3 for?
posted by Flunkie at 4:23 PM on July 12, 2009


The search engine's a bit rough around the edges, but I managed to find a mimeograph of Bennye Hille in thee towne stockade. Some parts of British culture will never die.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:31 PM on July 12, 2009


Interesting stuff. And in the spirit of the post: Socrates & Xanthippe.
posted by Sova at 4:42 PM on July 12, 2009


How does one browse?
Refreshing the home page brings a different "featured print" each time. I've had delightful luck with F5 so far.
posted by klarck at 5:04 PM on July 12, 2009


Also in the spirit of the post.
posted by signalnine at 5:40 PM on July 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I, too, favorited this post before I looked at it.

I used gutenberg's (incomplete) archives of Punch in a seminar paper once and kept getting sidetracked from research into just reading them.

I am just going to browse the British Printed Materials Archive and may be some time.
posted by winna at 5:41 PM on July 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Umm. I have been poaching images from the Print of the Month site for years. I had never had any luck (that I recall) trying to contact anyone on the team and I thought that the project might have been superceded by the British Museum Prints Database (Mefi). On looking at this Bpil1700 site today, it seems it's just a shell isn't it?? There's no results in the subject database. Methinks this remains a work in progress.
posted by peacay at 5:45 PM on July 12, 2009


I am just going to browse the British Printed Materials Archive and may be some time.
posted by winna


Nice one.
posted by marxchivist at 6:57 PM on July 12, 2009


if somewhat buggy at this early stage of release

Yep, buggy. <><>

Heaven forbid if you are using IE 8.0.
posted by ericb at 7:36 PM on July 12, 2009


Now I feel a bit silly. database-->producer lets you browse. GOOD POST thanks tellurian.
posted by peacay at 7:37 PM on July 12, 2009


A marvelous monde renversé print: The Cat's Castle Besieged and Stormed by the Rats (information)
posted by skenfrith at 8:52 PM on July 12, 2009


Anyone able to find "Beer Street and Gin Lane" yet?

It's probably just about my favorite 18-century print ever.
posted by clorox at 11:20 PM on July 12, 2009


Also, is "V" missing from the "Browse Persons" and "Browse Producers" pages for anyone else?
posted by clorox at 11:25 PM on July 12, 2009


Anyone able to find "Beer Street and Gin Lane" yet?
51 years too late. Nice big ones here for you - Beer & Gin.
On preview: "V" missing. heh! I did say it was somewhat buggy.
posted by tellurian at 11:43 PM on July 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is like a very disjointed Wondermark without anything in the way of clever dialogue.
posted by adipocere at 2:16 AM on July 13, 2009


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