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Attractiveness ~

“A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman,
depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom… 15 more words


P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed

ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7.5, no date but circa 1840s. Letter to Mssrs. Tucker, in part: “Please get a slip printed immediately in some peculiar color and run it diagonally across all your bills saying Will Soon Close & get it posted on all the Tom Thumb bills before Sunday morning next.” Barnum adds a handwritten postscript, “I think Will Shortly Close reads better and should be printed large type…you had better order them at once.” Docketed on the reverse, most likely by Barnum, “Mr. 88 more words

RR Auctions

The People behind the new banknote series of US State Dollars - Part 2

The people behind (well actually on front of) the New Series of US State Dollars Banknotes – Part 2 (See Part One)

Banknote Collecting

The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

Buster Keaton, Alan Mowbray, Richard Cromwell, Anita Louise. Dir: Edward F. Cline

This entry is part of the First Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon, hosted by Silentology. 2,927 more words


February 5, 1852

Jenny Lind 

(1820- 1887)

Thursday  Feb 5th  Have not been very well to day after being

out last evening.  Have put a new bosom into… 287 more words

19th Century

A Quick Introduction to Cryptography

As a mathematician, I’ve always enjoyed encryption, and have followed it since my days at Digital where, of necessity, many corporate consulting engineers became experts in security. 329 more words


Monologist Mike Daisey Puts Genius to the Test at Joe’s Pub

The title of the Mike Daisey’s ambitious new set of live story-telling events, Great Men of Genius, evokes a midcentury biography series for teenaged boys. But his actual subjects, one on each evening spread out over the next few weeks at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, veer off, oh, just a tad. 526 more words