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The history and mystery of mermaids

At an auction here in York County, Pa., I picked up a bound volume of issues of The Art Journal from the year 1880. It's full of fascinating articles and illustrations (no advertisements, though, interestingly, enough).

 

One of the first things that caught my eye was a three-part series on the history of using mermaid images in art, architecture and other media. I blogged a few excerpts and illustrations from this 131-year-old article on my ephemera blog, Papergreat: http://papergreat.blogspot.com/2011/07/mermaid-of-legend-and-of-art...

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