oldbookillustrations: Crusoe loading his raft. From The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe…, by Daniel Defoe, London, Paris, New York, 1863. (Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations: The mysterious interview in Hyde Park. Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne), frontispiece from Auriol, or The elixir of life, by William Harrison Ainsworth, London, 1898 (?) (Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations: He delivered them from their distress. Sydney Paget, from The tragedy of the Korosko, by Arthur Conan Doyle, London, 1898. (Image source: archive.org)

sourcingsherlock: Slaves to fashion: black dandyism and the styling of black diasporic identity by Monica L. Miller  Duke University Press, 2009 – Art – 390 pages Slaves to Fashion is a pioneering cultural history of the black dandy, from his emergence in Enlightenment England to his contemporary incarnations in the cosmopolitan art worlds of London… Read More