Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Benjamin Franklin Tracy (April 26, 1830 – August 6, 1915) was a United States political figure who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1889 through 1893, during the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.
Bain News Service,, publisher.
[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
Format: Glass negatives.
Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.
Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain
Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.18204
Call Number: LC-B2- 3357-10
Monday, January 30, 2012
Picture of an old advertising sign in a old drugstore in St. Augustine Florida
The perfection of chewing gum.
A delicious remedy for all forms of indigestion.
Caution- See that the name Beeman is on each wrapper.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
A small solar enlargement. The mount board is brittle and the edges have crumbled into a ragged, freeform shape. It speaks about the process of painting solar enlargements. When a small negative, likely a cdv, is projected onto photographic paper using sunlight and an enlarging camera, the resulting print will probably be rather soft and lack detail. The photographic retoucher will then, with varying degrees of skill, retouch and paint the print to add back detail. In some cases the result shows little or none of the underlying photograph. If the quality of the negative and the skill of the enlarging are good enough there may still show photographic detail. Close examination of this print shows some of the original photograph in the beard but everything else is overpainted. A faint oval around the portrait shows that it was in a mat for a long period of time.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
From the 1904 Vanity Cartoon Book, Illinoisans As We See ‘Em, comes a smoking gun in the form of the self-paid caricature of Chicagoan W.T. Delihant, President of the Standard Washed Coal Company. Delihant, holding a piece of coal and a magician’s wand, with a goldfish bowl of water nearby, proudly fancied himself as a “Sleight of Hand Performer”, just like today’s coal companies distract the public from the dangers of Climate Destabilization, with their own sleight-of-hand promises involving uninvented & mythological Clean Coal Technology.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sultan Hussein Kamel (Arabic: السلطان حسين كامل; 21 November 1853 – 9 October 1917) was the Sultan of Egypt from 19 December 1914 to 9 October 1917, during the British protectorate over Egypt.
Hussein Kamel was the son of Khedive Isma'il Pasha, who ruled Egypt from 1863 to 1879. Hussein Kamel was declared Sultan of Egypt on 19 December 1914, after the occupying British forces had deposed his nephew, Khedive Abbas Hilmi II, on 5 November 1914. The newly created Sultanate of Egypt was declared a British protectorate. This brought to an end the de jure Ottoman sovereignty over Egypt, which had been largely nominal since Muhammad Ali's seizure of power in 1805.
Upon Hussein Kamel's death, his only son, Prince Kamal al-Din Husayn, declined the succession, and Hussein Kamel's brother Ahmed Fuad ascended the throne as Fuad I. At the beginning of Naguib Mahfouz's novel Palace Walk, Ahmad Abd al-Jawwad says "What a fine man Prince Kamal al-Din Husayn is! Do you know what he did? He refused to ascend the throne of his late father so long as the British are in charge." via Wikipedia.org
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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Pinched from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums flickr page:
Question: What were you doing on 9 June 1902?
I think I was home reading.