1. ‪The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has donated more than 19,000 freely-licensed images of artworks to Wikimedia Commons. The Walters’ collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. The images and their associated information will join our collection of more than 12 million freely usable media files, which serves as the repository for the 285 language editions of Wikipedia. ‬

    via the Wikimedia Blog

    Well done Walters. This is an amazing resource!

     
  2. platinumage:

    Rudolphe Töpffer’s The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck (1837), which has been described as the earliest known comic book