Category Archives: Museum of Joy

Museum of Joy: The Isolator

Gernsback Isolator

Hugo Gernsback, 1884-1967, founded the first science fiction pulp magazine, Amazing Stories. The Hugos, awarded annually to writers and artists at the World Science Fiction Convention, are named after him. He was a bad writer, according to Hugo Award winning writers, and as publisher, was known for not paying his writers. The flavor of his inventive genius can be judged by the above.

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Museum of Joy: Stained Hares

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Tinners’ Rabbits, Church of the Holy Trinity, Long Melford, Sulfolk, England

Museum of Joy: Loplop by Ernst

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Max Ernst, L’Ange du Foyer (The Angel of the Hearth)

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Museum of Joy: The Eyes Have It

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Illustration from Thomas Wright, An original theory or new hypothesis of the Universe, 1750

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Museum of Joy: Ask Me

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The Museum of Joy: In Metrocolor

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Museum of Joy: Blowing Bubbles

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Art by Arthur Berzinsh