Scott Kim's symmetrical alphabet; an ambigram.

Scott Kim's symmetrical alphabet; an ambigram.


Portrait of W.B. Yeats taken by Alice Boughton in New York, April, 1904.

Portrait of W.B. Yeats taken by Alice Boughton in New York, April, 1904.


From Atomique secours, France, 1953.

From Atomique secours, France, 1953.


A teen-aged Grand Duchess Anastasia takes a photograph using a mirror and a Kodak Brownie camera. 1913.

A teen-aged Grand Duchess Anastasia takes a photograph using a mirror and a Kodak Brownie camera. 1913.


Unicorn Drops, ca. 1853.

Unicorn Drops, ca. 1853.


Cassini outdoes itself.

A mosaic of Saturn passing in front of the Sun from the point of view of Cassini.

There is a high-resolution version, an annotated version, and a description of the image.

Cassini outdoes itself.

A mosaic of Saturn passing in front of the Sun from the point of view of Cassini.

There is a high-resolution version, an annotated version, and a description of the image.


Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein burns up on re-entry over the Pacific Ocean after resupplying the ISS back in June.

Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein burns up on re-entry over the Pacific Ocean after resupplying the ISS back in June.



houghtonlib:

"Stone Henge, Wiltshire" from Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. Picturesque views in England and Wales, 1838.
 Typ 805 38.8530
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

"Stone Henge, Wiltshire" from Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. Picturesque views in England and Wales, 1838.

Typ 805 38.8530

Houghton Library, Harvard University


Look out! Look out, boys! Clear the track!
The witches are here! They’ve all come back!
They hanged them high,—No use! No use!
What cares a witch for a hangman’s noose?
They buried them deep, but they wouldn’t lie still,
For cats and witches are hard to kill;
They swore they shouldn’t and wouldn’t die,—
Books said they did, but they lie! they lie!

Illustrations from Oliver Wendell Holmes’The Broomstick Train; Or, The Return Of The Witches drawn by Howard Pyle, 1908.

De Robot

Anti-war cartoon by Dutch illustrator LJ Jordaan, 1940; one of many anti-nazi political illustrations published in De Groene Amsterdammer in occupied Holland.

De Robot

Anti-war cartoon by Dutch illustrator LJ Jordaan, 1940; one of many anti-nazi political illustrations published in De Groene Amsterdammer in occupied Holland.


houghtonlib:

Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent. Poems and epistles : with novellas by other authors : manuscript, 1471-1472.
MS Typ 157
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent. Poems and epistles : with novellas by other authors : manuscript, 1471-1472.

MS Typ 157

Houghton Library, Harvard University


Poster for Stephen Hawking’s 2009 Time Travellers party, which was not advertised, naturally, until after the event had happened. By Peter Dean.

Poster for Stephen Hawking’s 2009 Time Travellers party, which was not advertised, naturally, until after the event had happened. By Peter Dean.


A rare photograph thought to have been taken aboard the CS Mackay-Bennett on April 24th, 1912.

The Mackay-Bennett was a cable repair ship based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the first ship on the scene of the Titanic disaster on April 15th.

The ship found so many bodies that it ran out of embalming supplies and, as this photograph shows, was forced to bury 116 of the bodies at sea, being unable to return them to port quickly enough.

A rare photograph thought to have been taken aboard the CS Mackay-Bennett on April 24th, 1912.

The Mackay-Bennett was a cable repair ship based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the first ship on the scene of the Titanic disaster on April 15th.

The ship found so many bodies that it ran out of embalming supplies and, as this photograph shows, was forced to bury 116 of the bodies at sea, being unable to return them to port quickly enough.


Cavity Mechanisms by Dan Grayber.


Accent theme by Handsome Code

"You one of those right wing nut outfits?" inquired the diplomatic Metzger.
Fallopian twinkled. "They accuse us of being paranoids."
"They?" inquired Metzger, twinkling also.
"Us?" asked Oedipa.

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