Mrs. Bishop's tent on her ride amongst the Bakhtiari Lurs - 1890Collected Travel Writings of Isabella Bird
"In the middle of the 19th century they could put 20,000 well-equipped horsemen into the field..."
Isabella Bird and two natives on elephant, with
other elephants, in swamp, in Perak, Malaya - 1883
My home in the Rocky Mountains
"premier cybercafé entièrement dédié à l’informatique libre. Outre la nourriture spirituelle et informatique, le café, qui ouvrira ses portes le 15 octobre, vous propose une gamme de 26 sirops artisanaux au prix d’un euro et onze jus de fruits."
126 Rue Sébastien Gryphe
still here 22:40
Swadesh list: a useful list of the most common words, which are essential to most languages and may be used in learning basic communication in other languages and even multiple languages at once.
* To create an unprecedented platform for comparative linguistic research and education.
* To develop and widely distribute a functional linguistic tool that might help with the recovery of lost or compromised languages in unknown futures.
*To offer an aesthetic object that suggests the immense diversity of human languages as well as the very real threats to the continued survival of this diversity.
still here 01:59
At Night The Glitterng Lights of Fifty-Six Cities Far Below!
1894 - World’s largest searchlight delivered to Echo Mountain
3 levels Circular Bridge
Scenic Mt. Lowe Then and Now
Railroad Boosters last run 1937
also the last hurrah
The Angeles National Forest
and Mt. Lowe Committee Volunteer Group's
Annual Mt. Lowe Excursion December 03, 2005
LA Transit Lines cars awaiting their fate at Wilmington
Harry Marnell (an abundance of California trolley links)
Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, known the world over as the discoverer of the formulae for making water gas and artificial ice, famous as an aeronaut during the Civil war, builder of the incline railroad up Mt. Lowe and a pioneer in Southern California enterprises, died at 4:45 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Wright, 280 South Euclid Avenue.-
At the time of his death Professor Lowe was working on plans for a dirigible balloon to be operated in Southern California.
Images of Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe at LoC:
Lowe observing the battle from his balloon Intrepid
Fair Oaks Va. May 31, 1861
Lowe's "Balloon Camp" Gaines Mill, Va., May 1862
Lowe replenishing balloon Intrepid from balloon Constitution
Prof. T.S.C. Lowe, Civil War balloonist
Lowe prepares to ascend
still here 22:31
Isolina Maldonado 1921 (detail)
Two Women 1924 (detail)
Spring in Georgia 1942 (detail)
Deirdre 1940 (detail)
Georgia Museum of Art
Univ. of Georgia, Athens
Winslow Homer Butterflies
George Bellows The Picnic
Christian Bérard Portrait of Tamara Toumanova
Eugene Berman Perspective of Columns at Paestum
still here 21:38
11-year old farm hand.Demetra Jones, Sonora, Ky. 1916
Father, G.G. Jones, said: "She's the only farm hand I got. She helps a lot in the field work and house work too. Is good in school--5th grade."
He owns the farm and expects to build soon.
Location: Hardin County--Sonora [vicinity], Kentucky
Lewis W. Hine
Western Union Telegraph Building West Broadway, New York 1931
still here 18:22
The USS "Shenandoah" took to the sky for the first time on September 4, 1923. She was destroyed in a violent storm over Sharon, Ohio on September 3, 1925 with the loss of fourteen of her 39 sailors.
This disaster was the trigger for Army Colonel Billy Mitchell to heavily criticize the leadership of both the Army and the Navy, leading directly to his court-martial for insubordination and the end of his military career.
still here 17:52
Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and Oscar Hammerstein II, Helen Tamiris - auditions at the St. James Theatre 1948
Helen Tamiris at Dance Heritage
George Balanchine and Lorenz Hart, aboard the Grace Line's Santa Paula, 1938
still here 17:24
(Just behind and to the side of the) Equitable Bld., Pine and Nassau Sts., New York 1927
still here 17:15
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