Thursday, 24 February 2011

Before TV, part 1 - screens

Before TV, other kinds of dead things to watch through the screen:

“…the floor of the room is mostly occupied with plate-glass cases of mummies, and various emblems of the painted pageantry to which mortals have fondly clung in all ages of the world. Here are coffins, sepulchral cones, and other ornaments, scaraboei, amulets, &c. Above the cases are bronzes; casts of sculptures from temples, models of obelisks, &c.”

"The British Museum" (the Egyptian Room), Illustrated London News, 13 Feb 1847

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