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A while ago I started a pair of threads providing links to online material at Project Gutenberg that might be of interest to Keepers and Players alike. The original Project Gutenberg thread has reached its maximum possible size and can now be considered an archive.

This thread is it's replacement.

Original Threads

1. Useful books on Project Gutenberg & other online sources

 

2. Project Gutenberg Resources for Gaslight

 

3. Background resouces at Project Guttenberg

Online Resources List

1. Naval History and Heritage Command "S" Series Numbers. A collection of US Navy plans, many unbuilt that could be used in adventures, for example this floating airship hangar (Link) could make an interesting addition to Walker in the Wastes. Some pictures can only be accessed by directly typing the file number into the url bar (eg. 511xxx.jpg or 584xxx.jpg).

2. Contemporary One-Act Plays by Benjamin Roland Lewis et al.

3. The Harlot's Progress, The Rake's Progress by Anonymous, Cibber, and Klinger

4. Down Under With the Prince by Sara Jeannette Duncan (Illustrated html version is 2.5mb in size). An account of an early 1920's tour of Australia by the then Prince of Wales (Later Duke of Windsor).

5. Rambles in Dickens' Land by Robert Allbut (Illustrated html version is 1.6mb in size). Period tourist guide to locations associated with Charles Dickens.

6. Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake (Illustrated html version is 11mb in size).

7. Astronomical Curiosities by J. Ellard Gore

8. Mysterious Psychic Forces by Camille Flammarion

9. Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 by Howard-Bury, Leigh-Mallory, and Wollaston (Illustrated html version is 7.5mb)

10. The Leopard Woman by Stewart Edward White (Illustrated html version is 1.1mb)

11. Strange New Gospels by Edgar J. Goodspeed

12. Forbidden books of the original New Testament by William Wake

13. Twilit Grotto: Archives of Western Esoterica

14. The Decadent by Ralph Adams Cram

 

15. The Illustrated Key to the Tarot by L. W. de Laurence (Illustrated html version is 4.4mb)

 

16. The Great Frozen Sea by Albert Hastings Markham (Illustrated html version is 3.9mb) Account of a British expedition to the Arctic in the mid 1870s.

 

17. Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces by M. F. Mansfield (Illustrated html version is 31mb)

 

18. Curious Epitaphs: Collected from the Graveyards of Great Britain and Ireland by William Andrews (Illustrated html version is 947kb)

 

19. Irish Witchcraft and Demonology by St. John D. Seymour

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LoneKharnivore
A collection of US Navy plans, many unbuilt that could be used in adventures...

 

As in, "Tell me, have you seen the Yellow Submarine?"

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Graham

I've added some new links all to material at Project Gutenberg firstly, two collections of old plays. Keepers could use them as the basis for blasphemous works.

 

Secondly to an early 1920s account of a Royal Tour of Australia and environs, along with several other period tourist guides, finally a early 1900's book on Astronomy, again something that could be useful for Keepers looking for texts to corrupt....;)

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Colin

An excellent site for period photos of soldiers suitable for character portraits, as well as an interesting browse in and of itself: Soldiers of the Queen. For example:

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© 2012 Edward T. Garcia

 

cheers!

Colin

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An excellent site for period photos of soldiers suitable for character portraits, as well as an interesting browse in and of itself: Soldiers of the Queen. For example:

 

cheers!

Colin

 

Thanks,

 

Just added, the account of the first British attempt on Mt Everest.

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Added, a 1916 pulp fiction novel whose illustrations (see below) could be very useful for Keepers. The plotline includes a German scientist looking for dinosaurs in Africa.

 

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Graham

Stumbled across an interesting online reprint of a 1931 book covering various fake gospels, including the suggestively titled 'Archko Volume'.

 

For comments on the latter by a writier HPL admired, just click on the link below:

 

A Mares Nest From Missouri by M. R. James

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Graham

Latest addion. A Hasturian text.

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Graham

I'm not sure why the board is not allowing me to edit the OP to add this link, but anyway here is the latest gleanings from Project Gutenberg.

 

Old Time Wall Papers by Kate Sanborn (Illustrated html version is 8.3mb in size)

 

Being a collection of old wall paper designs published around 1905.

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Just in time for Christmas...

 

MERCK'S 1899 MANUAL OF THE MATERIA MEDICA

 

Together with a Summary of Therapeutic Indications and a Classification of Medicaments

 

A READY-REFERENCE POCKET BOOK FOR THE

 

Practicing Physician

 

CONTAINING

 

Names and Chief Synonyms, Physical Form and Appearance, Solubilities,

Percentage Strengths and Physiological Effects, Therapeutic

Uses, Modes of Administration and Application,

Regular and Maximum Dosage, Incompatibles,

Antidotes, Precautionary Requirements,

etc., etc.,—of the

 

CHEMICALS AND DRUGS USUAL IN MODERN MEDICAL PRACTICE

 

Compiled from the Most Recent Authoritative Sources and Published by

 

MERCK & CO., NEW YORK

 

Copyright by Merck & Co., New York, 1899

 

Merck's 1899 Manual by Merck & Co.

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A poem & a possible Dreamlands location or other dark place...

 

Although lamps burn along the silent streets,

Even when moonlight silvers empty squares

The dark holds countless lanes and close retreats;

But when the night its sphereless mantle wears

The open spaces yawn with gloom abysmal,

The sombre mansions loom immense and dismal,

The lanes are black as subterranean lairs.

 

THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT By James Thomson

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Everything you wanted to know about Hyperborea but were afraid to ask...

 

Nothing in this article is to be considered as an attempt to advance any theory in opposition to accepted history. It is simply a fictional background for a series of fiction-stories. When I began writing the Conan stories a few years ago, I prepared this 'history' of his age and the peoples of that age, in order to lend him and his sagas a greater aspect of realness. And I found that by adhering to the 'facts' and spirit of that history, in writing the stories, it was easier to visualize (and therefore to present) him as a real flesh-and-blood character rather than a ready-made product. In writing about him and his adventures in the various kingdoms of his Age, I have never violated the 'facts' or spirit of the 'history' here set down, but have followed the lines of that history as closely as the writer of actual historical-fiction follows the lines of actual history. I have used this 'history' as a guide in all the stories in this series that I have written.

 

Robert E. Howard, 1936

 

The Hyborian Age by Robert E. Howard

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The following link is to a website that is compiling the various recipes and menus from old cookbooks into online form. A perfect resource for Keepers looking to find out just what might be served in that backwoods hotel...

 

http://www.vintagerecipes.net/

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Hope you don't mind me adding a link, was looking for 19th century cigar companies for a name on the box in The Edge of Darkness and found this.

 

<Snip Link>

 

No problems. Just going to add a link to a book on how to use ordinary playing cards to tell fortunes.

 

Telling Fortunes by Cards, by Mohammed Ali (Probably an Alias...)

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42008/42008-h/42008-h.htm

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Aside from updating the links to the earlier threads linking to interesting material at Project Gutenberg and other places, here is the latest updates to the list in the Originating Post.

 

The 15th link is a book on interpreting the tarot (Looks to use the Rider-Waite designs). The 16th link is an account of a late 19th C expedition to the Arctic. The 17th is to a travel guide to the castles and chateaux of the Franco-Spanish border region circa 1907. As with all such links I strongly recommend that the illustrated html version be downloaded rather than the ebook version because the illustrations can then be used as the basis of props.

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Found two very interesting Youtube videos using CG to recreate the appearance of Frank Lloyd Wrights 1923 Imperial Hotel (Tokyo).

 

Digital Archaeology: Unearthing Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, Part 1.

 

 

 

Digital Archaeology: Unearthing Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, Part 2.

 

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Books 18 & 19 have been added to the OP. Number 18 is compendendium of interesting epitaphs from England & Ireland published sometime in the 19th Century. Number 19 is a 1913 history of witchcraft and the like in Ireland, if a Keeper cannot come up with an adventure after reading it I'll eat a shoggoth...

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Graham

1920s Kit Houses

 

Links to various sites covering kit built homes from the early 1900's. Floorplans should prove useful and, just what are those strange markings on the timber...

 

Wikipedia

 

1. Wikipedia: Kit houses in North America

 

2. Wikipedia: Sears Catalog Home

 

Archive.org

 

1. Ready Made Buildings (1920 Sears Catalog) (Catalog of pre-fab structures, includes garages, photographic studios and hunting cabins.)

 

2. Honor bilt modern homes. (1921 Sears Catalog) (Archive.org also has 1930s catalogs, this appears to be the only 1920s catalog)

 

Misc

 

1. Oklahoma Houses by Mail (Blog)

 

2. Sears Homes of Chicagoland (Blog)

 

3. Sears Modern Homes (Blog)

 

4. Instant House (Blog)

 

5. Before e-commerce - Mail Order Houses (Article detailing the main firms selling kit-houses in Canada T.A Eaton (West Coast)  and Canadian Aladdin Co. Ltd. (All Canada).)

 

Images

 

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Canadian Earlsfield

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