Silver Bookmarks and Stevengraphs
April 25, 2008 10:01 AM   Subscribe

Silver Bookmarks is a collection of images of over 1000 antique silver bookmarks. They can be browsed by category (e.g. shape, origin, style) all of which are divided into myriad sub-categories (e.g. Art Deco, cat, Shakespeare, Iceland, Tunbridgeware, knife). Stevengraphs has pictures of the famed bookmarks made by the firm of silk weaver Thomas Stevens as well as other products. Among my favorite Stevengraphs are Ye Faire Ladie Godiva and Peeping Tom, The Apostle of Free Trade, John Bright, MP, Assassinated at Washington 14 April 1865 - The Late Lamented Lincoln, Speed Well Remember Me and for cheap laughs there is the glorious duo of Ride the Cock Horse and I Love Little Pussy.
posted by Kattullus (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Beautiful! I find it sad that in contemporary America fine objects like silver bookmarks are essentially nonexistent.
posted by Nelson at 10:18 AM on April 25, 2008

Great eye candy, and a wishing-well of sorts, for this bookworm who already feels she belongs in another era of literature-worship and all its accoutrements. Thanks for posting it!
posted by skyper at 11:26 AM on April 25, 2008

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