Wallpapers at merrycoz.org

A winter girl & prehistoric creatures
A pleasant scene & a wall of paper
The alphabet & a celebration of reading
Samuel Goodrich & a joke trompe l'oeil
Trompe l'oeil patriotism & the Civil War
John Dunn Hunter & some photos of children

Merrycoz.org just abhors a naked desktop. In an effort to beautify computers everywhere, I offer wallpapers made from images available at this site. Wallpapers work nicely on smaller screens; set the image to "stretch." Enjoy!

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"Cold Weather"
1280 x 960 (for regular monitors)
1280 x 800 (for "widescreen" monitors)

An over-sized image of a winter-clad charmer from the title page of Parley's Magazine's bound volume for 1838, warmed by some sepia toning

a pleasant scene
A pleasant scene
1280 x 960 (for regular monitors)
1280 x 800 (for "widescreen" monitors)

A play on the medium
("Chopped up" photo from an image archive)
magazines wallpaper
A paper wallpaper
800 x 600 1280 x 960

Covers & mastheads from 60+ years of periodicals are "de-aged" & pasted into wallpaper. The 800 x 600 version tiles nicely on larger monitors.

alphabet wallpaper
"Antelope to Zebra"
1024 x 768

The alphabet according to "Cousin Sarah's" Stories for Children

About these wallpapers: While this sort of trompe l'oeil painting was produced later in the 19th century, they often included images from earlier that century -- and, besides, they're charming and engaging and hugely fun to fake. (Frames courtesy Paint Shop Pro 7.)

Goodrich wallpaper
"S. G. Goodrich"
1280 x 960 (for regular monitors)
1280 x 800 (for "wide-screen" monitors)

Samuel Goodrich, with some of his creations

John Dunn Hunter
"John Dunn Hunter"
1024 x 768

John Dunn Hunter & his Memoirs, with images of the Osage River & of mid-Missouri grasses (photographed by the owner of the web site)

e pluribus unum wallpaper
"E Pluribus Unum," by Frederick Thomas Mygatt
1280 x 960

A marvelous pen & ink trompe l'oeil drawn in 1830 by a 19-year-old

These images produced with Paint Shop Pro, with Super BladePro.
Wallpapers are copyrighted and are for personal use only.

Copyright 1999-2009, Pat Pflieger
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