Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The caption reads: "The Sun in his chariot: from an old Persian manuscript." (The Century magazine, 1903.)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This illustration from a 1904 issue of The Century magazine recalls Jeff McBride's advice: "The best way to predict your future is to create it." The emphatic caption reads: "I do more than foretell events. I make them happen."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Riddling the Sphinx: an illustration from The Century magazine, 1910.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The cards "never lie": an illustration from The Century magazine, 1910.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Reading tea leaves: an illustration from Scribner's Monthly, 1877.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Strength: St. Francis taming the wolf of Gubbio, from The Century magazine, 1912.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"The Triumph of Love," by John La Farge, featured in Scribner's magazine, 1880.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

An ace of wands: "The girl laughed, and struck at him with the iron stake." From The Century magazine, 1892.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Fool on the clifftop with his dog, the Magician waving his wand, and the Sun shining in his glory all come together in this cover of Life magazine from Sept. 1906.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Star
: an illustration from The Century magazine, 1917.

Dedicated to Janet Boyer.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Moon: an illustration by Rockwell Kent for The Century magazine, 1922.