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Rain Rain

“Rain, rain, go away, come again when we are actually holding the umbrellas above our head”

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Franklin’s Lost Expedition, and the mummies it left behind

May 19, 1845
The doomed Franklin Expedition begins its journey

The expedition was intended to find the Northwest Passage, a sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Arctic north of Canada. 270 more words


Woman stabs romantic rival at dance (1878)

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published May 19, 1878

One woman stabbed another when the victim danced with the attacker’s husband. Both the victim, Narcissa Cowart, and the husband, Bob Southern, had been told to stay away from the other during a party, but eventually the pair danced. 245 more words

Newspaper Clippings

The Black Pullet: Now Available!


This work never got its own entry either. Now in a proper format, this work primarily revolves around the usage of a series of magical talismans, as part of a larger story (Napoleonic in origin and era) in which the author has been saved by a Turkish mage from an angry group of Arabs. 74 more words

Awatea - Sailing Sunday + Woollacott 4 Sale

AWATEA – Sailing Sunday

The above photos of Awatea come to us via Bruno Redwood’s facebook page – & show the yacht Awatea in a tributary of the Henderson Creek c. 218 more words


Turtle Outfit

“What I like about this outfit is that I can duck my head down, pop the umbrella on top, and crawl inside like a turtle”

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A Pickpocket's Tale

A photograph of George Appo stares out at you on the cover of Timothy J. Gilfoyle’s A Pickpocket’s Tale: the Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York, complete with a jarringly disfigured right eye and an ambiguous expression both somber and pensive. 2,127 more words