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The Menai Suspension Bridge

Saturday, August 29, 2015


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Photo by “Bencherlite” from Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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From Curiosities for the Ingenious, 1822.

Instantaneous Photography in 1889

Saturday, June 13, 2015


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From Outing, 1889.

The Mission of the Motor Car

Friday, May 1, 2015


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From The Booklovers Magazine, 1905.

Navigating the Air

Monday, April 27, 2015

It is very striking that, in this article published in 1905, no mention is made of the Wright Brothers’ success in 1903. Their experiments were generally unknown until 1908.


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From The Booklovers Magazine, 1905.

Here is a priceless description of how a motion-picture spectacle was presented in 1912: with a lecture explaining the action, an orchestra (of six or eight pieces), and a sound-effects man who has to be warned to keep it subtle.


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From Moving Picture World, 1912.