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On Pixeum, you’ll find images generously donated from all sorts of collections, digitized for you to access.

Peter Hiller Art - July 2023

9/8/23 - The act of creating art has been a pleasure and significant part of my life since I was a child. By letting inspiration come naturally to me, I love the flow of ideas and approaches from one to the next and I am continually overjoyed when that 'magic' light bulb goes off.As a former teacher of grade school art for almost forty years, I have been surrounded by, and hopefully nurtured, the creativity of others. In 'retirement' there are few distractions from exploring a fountain of ideas as are presented here on Pixeum where I have previously showcased the creative efforts of artist, cartographer and author Jo Mora.The new work presented here is from three recent series, one leading to the next, each with a focus on nature and painted surfaces. The images are printed on archival paper and, whereas it all begins with a digital camera, the results are more, at least to me, like paintings evoking conversations.Thoughts, questions, and sales inquiries are welcome - 19philler52@gmail.com or 831-624-3284 (old school landline with an answering machine).Sincerely, Peter Hiller 


The British Farmer's Cyclopaedia - 1807

9/8/23 - I love this book by an English lawyer and farmer, Thomas Potts, who gave advice about farming: implements, crops, and processes in the very early 1800's. The Renaissance Man was alive and well, in the mold of William Smith, who made geological discoveries in England around the same time. Potts also published the Compendious Law Dictionary. Tom Paper (@tomadmin) 5/21/23"The British Farmer's Cyclopedia" was published in 1807 by Thomas Potts. It is a comprehensive agricultural dictionary that covers various aspects of modern husbandry, including the breeding, feeding, and management of livestock12. The first edition was printed in 1807, and a second edition was issued in 18093. The book was intended for use by farmers and other individuals involved in agriculture. It is not clear what inspired Potts to write the book or what his background in agriculture was1. However, Potts was also the author of "Trial of the Lancaster Witches" and "A Compendious Law Dictionary"4. "The British Farmer's Cyclopedia" is still available for purchase today25.Thomas Potts was an English lawyer and writer who lived from 1778 to 18421. He was known for compiling reference works, including "A Compendious Law Dictionary"1. Potts was also the author of "Trial of the Lancaster Witches" and "Discovery of Witches"23. It is not clear what his background in agriculture was, but he published "The British Farmer's Cyclopedia" in 18074. Potts died on November 8, 1842, in Upper Clapton1.Source: www.perplexity.ai , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Potts_(writer) keyword: memorabilia


Atlas de Enfans - 1790

9/8/23 - The "Atlas des Enfans" was published in 1790 by Jean-Marie Bruyset, a publisher based in Lyon, France. It is a children's atlas that contains 24 folded maps and a new treatise on the sphere. The atlas was designed to teach geography to children using a new method. The atlas is rare and highly sought after by collectors. It was published in full calf binding and is considered a valuable piece of history.1, 2, 3, 4, 5Jean-Marie Bruyset (1719-1793) was a French publisher and bookseller based in Lyon, France. He published a variety of books on different subjects, including a children's atlas called "Atlas des Enfans" in 1790. He also published a catalogue of French books and a treatise on moral and historical reflections. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Source: perplexity.ai


1777: Decisive Year of The American Revolution

9/8/23 - The Digital Gallery is pleased to present the second exhibit in the American Revolution Series. Previously, in Exhibit 40, "George Washington and The American Revolution, 1775-1776," we displayed, through historic maps and iconic images, the course of the first two years of the war. The cause of American Independence went from elation when the American militia forced the British to retreat from Concord, Massachusetts (April 1775), to horror at the carnage at Bunker Hill (June 1775), and back to victory when the British Army was forced to evacuate Boston (March 1776). But a huge British force returned to New York (July 1776) and defeated General George Washington's army in a series of battles through late summer and autumn. The American cause was on the brink of disaster (December 1776) when Washington decided upon a bold stroke of war to save the American Revolution--and the future of the United States.Come with us now as we jump back to catch up with the momentous story of the Campaign of 1777 and why it proved to be the Decisive Year of the American Revolution.Note : I wish to acknowledge the contributions of my good friend Tom Paper to the development and production of this exhibit.keyword: rongibbs