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People and the Moon

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
/A nursery rhyme from the 1700's /
James T. Powers in The blue moon
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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

Shows man flying in air, on apparatus being pulled by birds.

Inabayama no tsuki

Inabayama no tsuki

Print shows a warrior climbing Mount Inaba by the light of a full moon.

Tamausagi songokū

Tamausagi songokū

Print shows Son Goku, a monkey sometimes known as the Monkey King, holding a spiked sceptre and glaring at the Moon Rabbit, who apparently lives on the moon.

An old fable with new application / F.M.H.

An old fable with new application / F.M.H.

Print shows David B. Hill as a jackass wearing a coat with ribbon that states "I am a Democrat", standing on rocks, kicking at the moon, which shows the face of Grover Cleveland. Puck and a group of citizens ar... more

Night

Night

Photograph shows a nude woman standing on a crescent moon, holding, horizontally, a bamboo pole with an owl perched on each end.

The moon
Full Moon

Full Moon

Negatives for each side made a month apart.

The dogs and the moon / Keppler.

The dogs and the moon / Keppler.

Print shows a pack of dogs, with their tails between their legs, howling at a full moon labeled "Prosperity" outside the U.S. Capitol building; the dogs are labeled "Tillman, [?], Vest, Jones, Bryan [his tail t... more

Yoru no fukagawa sanbashi

Yoru no fukagawa sanbashi

Print shows a person standing on a dock attached to a building, a small boat with passengers arriving or departing, under a full moon.

[Fūkeiga]

[Fūkeiga]

Print shows a moonlight night with a man poling a small boat as the moon rises from behind a grove of trees.

[Fūkeiga]

[Fūkeiga]

Print shows a moonlight scene on a river with boats.

The passing of the eclipse / Keppler.

The passing of the eclipse / Keppler.

Illustration shows Grover Cleveland as the sun labeled "Sane Democracy" emerging from behind William Jennings Bryan as the moon labeled "Bryanism".

The Hoosier Don Quixote / J.K. after Doré.

The Hoosier Don Quixote / J.K. after Doré.

Illustration shows Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks as Don Quixote, he is standing with shield and lance next to a well on which stands a suit of armor labeled "Indiana Organization", to the right of Fairban... more

Anything to oblige / Keppler.

Anything to oblige / Keppler.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan as Romeo, hanging off a balcony, speaking to an old woman labeled "Democrary" as Juliet, with "Nurse Grover" Cleveland standing behind her. The full moon in the upper l... more

Mating time / Gordon Ross.

Mating time / Gordon Ross.

Illustration shows a young man and a young woman kissing and their reflection in the full moon in the background, also shows frogs, rabbits, birds, and mushrooms as couples, and two trees as silhouettes of a yo... more

No wonder he gets full / Ehrhart.

No wonder he gets full / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows by the light of a full moon many couples in romantic embraces scattered around the globe; instances, perhaps, of summer love.

"Old stuff, this parcels post. Been running one myself for years!" / Gordon Grant '13.

"Old stuff, this parcels post. Been running one myself for years!" / G...

Illustration shows a stork carrying an infant against a full moon, above a snow covered community.

"Shine on Silver Moon"

"Shine on Silver Moon"

Rear view of man and woman, standing, full length, with arms around each other, looking at the moon.

The girl in the moon

The girl in the moon

Scantily clad woman seated on quarter moon.

The Girl in the moon

The Girl in the moon

Scantily clad young woman lying in crescent shape of moon with stars behind her.

The Girl in the moon

The Girl in the moon

Scantily clad woman on crescent shape of moon; seated, facing left, with left arm raised.

The Girl in the moon

The Girl in the moon

Scantily clad woman facing right, reclining on crescent shaped moon.

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with people spying on human-bat creatures on the Moon as other people are transported between Earth and the Moon by way of a balloon basket.

[Fūkeiga]

[Fūkeiga]

Print shows a moonlight scene along a river with people fishing, in boats, and walking along the shore.

The harvest moon

The harvest moon

Reapers gathering bundles of wheat by moonlight; river in the background.

Nazimova in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" / direction by Charles Bryant.

Nazimova in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" / direction by Charles Bryant.

Motion picture poster for "Salomé" shows the moon, with a head-and-shoulders image of a woman, passing through the clouds.

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