Private: Science & Society Picture Library

Shakespeare portrait, 1860The website of London’s Science & Society Picture Library offers high-quality images of famous personalities, objects and inventions in British history. Most can be sent as electronic postcards.

My friend Christian sent me a Lewis Carroll self-portait. “Had a dream where you told me that you were making real progress on your novel, like breakthrough kinda progress, so I hope that was a psychic thing,” he said.