INFORMATION PRESENTED IN LAYERS.
The Human Head, by Dr. Ergo, 1913. All the examples in this post are from Professor Michael Stoll’s superb collection of historical information graphics, which I’ve featured a number of times before.
Below, the Practical Engineer, by Gustav Ripke, 1905.
Steam and Electricity Technology at the Beginning of the 20th Century, 1903, contains a steam engine diagram with moving paper parts.
New Natural Treatments for Animals, by Dr. Knoll, 1923.
Botany for Everyone, by Ferruccio Rizzatti, 1923.
The KDF-Wagen, 1939. A clever look inside the first Volkswagen Beetle using clear plastic sheets with opaque elements. We’re looking up from under the car on the left-hand page, and from above it on the right-hand page. It was published as a supplement for an issue of a magazine, “Motor Schau”.
Previously featured gems from Michael Stoll’s collection: