Art by Earle Bergey
“The Fountain of the Sea-Horses” from The Fountains of Papal Rome (1915)
From New York: A Series of Wood Engravings in Colour (1915)
High Level Bridge, commissioned by the Print Club of Cleveland (1926)
Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978) was a Czech-born American wood engraver, etcher, illustrator, typeface designer, and book designer.
“In 1156, the Chinese author Yeh Meng-te wrote: ‘Since I had plenty of leisure time, I usually rose early in the morning, and then with an empty mind concentrated on the beauty of the fields, trees, rivers, mountains and clouds and I found that I could predict the weather right seven or eight times out of ten. Then I realized that in quietness the universe can be observed, the inner moods felt and real truth obtained.'”
— Quoted in The Cloudspotter’s Guide (2006) by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Postcard mailed from Antwerp in 1938
“A Street in Arras” (1918) by John Singer Sargent
“The Postal Censorship, Strand House: Censoring Letters to and from Enemy Prisoners of War” (1918) by A.J.C. Bryce.
From the collections of the Imperial War Museums, published in Art from the First World War, a postcard book, by Pomegranate Press.