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Observatory

120cm telescope in the gardens of the Paris Observatory, September 1875

Ramage will be taking observations in the Paris area for eight days, starting from tomorrow. Unfortunately, he will not be able to avail himself of the splendid precision instument depicted above, as it is, alas, no longer there.

His findings, such as they may be, will be posted here.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 29, 2004 at 10:18 pm

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A Live Cleanser

Advertising card for Powder Monkey soap

You can see more of the often hallucinatory images used to advertise soap in America in days of yore at the Ivory Project, a very scrubbed part of the National Museum of American History.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 25, 2004 at 3:39 pm

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Modified Barton

four bandaged heads

Figure 3-20.-Cravat (Modified Barton) bandage for the temple, cheek, or ear. Ah yes, the tried and trusted (Modified Barton) method.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 21, 2004 at 10:10 pm

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Suspended Gravitation?

cover image from 'The Electrical Experimenter', February 1920

Our servants will do that for us. The Electrical Experimenter, at MagazineArt.

Update

Perhaps these are indeed early bloggers disporting themselves, as boynton has already perspicaciously pointed out.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 20, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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An instance of being over the moon

early studio portrait of a child leaning on the moon

As one would hope to be. Via solipsistic.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 17, 2004 at 11:05 pm

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A Fictional Character

I am pleased to announce that today has been the feast day of
St. Oliva of Palermo (among others).

Oliva is said to have been a Sicilian girl who was captured by the Saracens when she was 13 years old and taken to Tunis. There she converted so many to Christ that she was martyred. She is held in high veneration by the Islamics, who named the great mosque of Tunis in her honor, as well as by Christians at Palermo and Carthage. Unfortunately, Oliva is a fictional character.

From Saints O’ the Day, a resource provided by St. Patrick’s Church in Washington DC.

It was also a year ago today that Ramage posted for the first time. These facts are not necessarily related.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 10, 2004 at 11:39 pm

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Smiley spider

the Hawaiian Happyface Spider - Theridion grallator

Only in Hawai’i, ladies and gentlemen (this one’s from East Maui). You can buy postcards of them.

Hawaiian Happyface Spiders, via exclamationmark.

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Written by Dave Lovely

June 9, 2004 at 9:36 pm

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