What is a bibelot?

"A small curio or article of virtù." [OED, 2nd ed., 1989].

"An unusually small book." [Etherington & Roberts, Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, 1982].


Creative commons licensing: Some of what you'll find here is licensed "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs". Most is posted with the "Attribution" license. Feel free to flickrmail or email with questions about specific shots, but generally speaking if you are willing to attribute your use / reuse / mod / etc. via a linkback, or to flickr account name 'takomabibelot' (or to Jim Kuhn) then we're cool. Am flipping some to cc-zero these days as well - open to suggestions or requests.

Cc-zero cellphone snapshots: takomabibelot.tumblr.com/.


Contact the bibelot monger at: takomabibelot [at] yahoo [dot] com


Signing off. New flickr curios at: smallcurio. New cc-zero cellphone curios at: tumblr.

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  • M1 (New York, NY) by takomabibelot
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  • Mirror & Clearance Measure Under The Water Street Bascule Drawbridge, Eel Pond Channel (Woods Hole, MA) by takomabibelot
  • Art Trolley Convex Mirror Self-Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) by takomabibelot

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