Above, High Water on the Mississippi, 1868, a lithographic print by Frances F Palmer, from a collection of Currier and Ives prints at Steamboat Times.
More tweets of beauty and disaster below the fold.
Wonderful and monstrous sea creature illustrations from De Aquatilibus, Pierre Belon 1553 - t.co/xykzSbaC thanks to @BibliOdyssey
Protests as urban renewal, and a little London history - t.co/RfXuAbdB by @Historyatnight via @@bobfrombrockley
This post, on David Low's Colonel Blimp cartoons, continues to be by far the most popular on my blog: airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2008/05/while-…
My little collection of John Pilger links just keeps getting bigger: t.co/LNgwoLAP
On the blog, more illustrations by Phiz for Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge - chapters 4 to 11: t.co/PWW5eHfX
BerendDubbe Berend Dubbe
I think this drawing sums up the last 15 years of my life pretty well. twitpic.com/76fagv
Thanks for #FF @ianarchiebeck @normblog - Now an uncharacteristically funny Ub Iwerks cartoon from '35: t.co/tzKOLOGn Well I laughed!
More Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam pix from @kochxbos - Sadie the Air Mail Pilot and friends: sadiethepilot.com/aaweb/blogpix1…
Beautiful: left to right: Kellie Strøm(!) Sarah Maple(!) Ciou (!)Inside:Ray Caesar(!) Nicoletta Ceccolli(!) pic.twitter.com/2tY4pA4x
MT @JamsODonnell When will my time come? - by Michael D Higgins thepoormouth.blogspot.com/2011/10/when-w…
On the blog, Barnaby Rudge illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne, also known as Phiz, chapters 1 to 4 - t.co/u6P1YXK6
Deborah Orr should stop playing with matches: This is a guest post by Professor Alan Johnson The Guardian column... t.co/jPnwkGhZ
"Turn your eyes inside and dig the vacuum" - High School Confidential beat poetry youtu.be/QzywcEgjlhw via Uncle Eddie uncleeddiestheorycorner.blogspot.com
JustAmira Amira Al Hussaini
RT @acarvin: Via wikipedia: Map of polygamy law status around the world. Interesting #Libya was already on the list. t.co/WJnRuh4v
Mississippi steamboats - good sized scans of Currier & Ives prints - t.co/TT8Ff2cU
Much much more on Grim Natwick: t.co/1Fd6qWVq
Thanks @ianarchiebeck for #FF - and here's Grim Natwick animating Betty Boop youtu.be/pdhbCZPDXFo and the Cookie Queen t.co/BMImKFwn
Dec 2010 article on changes in Beirut's old Jewish quarter being discussed now by @BloggerSeif and others - english.aljazeera.net/photo_gallerie…
Looking for something else, found Neuzelle Abbey interior pix. Insane baroque decoration, but restrained use of colour: newliturgicalmovement.org/2009/05/neuzel…
Michael Semple on Tripoli today and Kabul 1992: foreignaffairs.com/features/lette… via @atnussan @ForeignAffairs (Earlier Semple: airforceamazons.blogspot.com/search/label/m… )
beleidy Amr El Beleidy
Would quitting twitter be self-saving or self-destructive? My blog post bit.ly/r139Mh
"For Artists and Performers, Britain Puts Out an Unwelcome Mat" nytimes.com/2011/10/20/art… "cumbersome and unevenly interpreted immigration rules"
Further to earlier, more on the odd Orr MT @hurryupharry Deborah Orr on Jewish “Chosenness” t.co/0co4tPNE
4 schilderijen van Loes de Luchtpostpoes zijn beschikbaar bij KochxBos Gallery tijdens de Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/10/painti…
These four paintings from Sadie the Air Mail Pilot available at the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam later this month: t.co/U11g47x0
"The First Cliche To Do Worse Than Its Parents" authenticityhoax.squarespace.com/blog/2011/10/1…
Weapons sold to #Libya #Bahrain &c. english.aljazeera.net/indepth/featur… MT @ErinMCunningham Belgian assault rifles? MT @evanchill This ow.ly/i/jx0S
Was reported as finalised t.co/pJPa6R7u includes Humvees MT @June4th @ajenglish US suspends #Bahrain arms deal t.co/dQcXk4uy
A wider point to be made, other ways 2 sides value own populations eg. voting rights MT @normblog Blog post: Either-Orr t.co/DaG9k8bQ
Got to agree with "abject", though not with her use of poverty as an excuse. MT @normblog Blog post: Either-Orr t.co/DaG9k8bQ
"I don't want to set the world on fire . . . " sadiethepilot.com/aaweb/blogpix1…
Four original paintings from Loes de Luchtpostpoes / Sadie the Air Mail Pilot will be available at affordableartfair.nl from @kochxbos
Box with four original t.co/G6J1pacT paintings in my hall, ready for take-off to @kochxbos - will Sadie make it? t.co/bPd1wMOP
@SeumasMilne I don't know myself, but story you link to includes claims that two were AQ, and that 16 year old was not target.
@SeumasMilne Did you know? Most see targeting civilian demonstrators as different to targeting AQ org. which deliberately targets civilians.
@SeumasMilne Yes, misleading, link to article on teenage demonstrators injured by rockets. If not misleading, why you get multiple queries?
@SeumasMilne Slippery misuse of valuable journalism by @tomfinn2 - but in keeping with your reputation.
.@nanouk_54 That @SeumasMilne tweet is very misleading: twitter.com/#!/SeumasMilne… Clarification from @tomfinn2 here: t.co/IXsJW2lQ
@SeumasMilne - Please give source of US drones killing teenagers - That info is not in the link you posted
@tomfinn2 Tweet says "teenagers" - plural like teenagers in piece, not singular as in Awlaki's son? Plus, "while" = last week?? @SeumasMilne
@tomfinn2 Very misleading. Suggests US directly implicated in killings of protesters in way which would be very big news. @SeumasMilne
@tomfinn2 @SeumasMilne Piece says "three teenage protesters severely wounded" in Change Square. Are you suggesting this was US drone strike?
Another planet.. t.co/MnGigiBd RT @ChristianBleuer In the mountains of Kyrgyzstan I found Yuri Gagarin. twitpic.com/7238b6
More images t.co/gSwMZgKo MT @CharleyParkerLC Pierre Adolphe Valette, French Impressionist painter of Manchester linesandcolors.com/2011/10/17/pie…
Nadia Al-Sakkaf of t.co/pHZJmKi3 MT @tomfinn2 Life of a female editor-in-chief amidst an Arab uprising t.co/58DQoE23 - #Yemen
AnorakMagazine Anorak Magazine
Such beautiful drawing! Spotted on the @thegentleauthor blog as part of feature on fireworks. t.co/E1T2xDhe
Creature concertina by @mrlidberg RT @nobrowpress Rise and Fall is back for a second edition nobrow.net/6628
The Marziyeh Vafamehr #Iran post linked to in the previous tweet - t.co/FPrOHK3E - was by not-bald blogger Naj: t.co/JHqf87ij
Re. actress Marzieh Vafamehr sentence - 90 lashes and a year in jail - here's a list of bald women in Iranian film: t.co/FPrOHK3E
Het Zeemans-ABC: In een deels cartooneske, deels sprookjesachtige stijl geeft Strøm zijn interpretatie van de begrippen sadiethepilot.com/aaweb/blogpix1…
Simone van Driel NRC Handelsblad review "stoere, vrolijke Het Zeemans-ABC" "aanstekelijk rijm.." by @nienkedenekamp t.co/9UhCWBFR
kelliestrom Kellie Strøm"the sameness of much art.." Review of Frieze Art Fair by @AmeliasMagazine "icky.." #FAF11 "stank of serious wealth.." ameliasmagazine.com/art/frieze-art…
kelliestrom Kellie StrømBruce O Riedel proposal for US Pakistan policy: military containment, economic engagement: nyti.ms/qfCQje - via @saadmohseni