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Experiments in Photography
M. Niepce de St. Victor, in making some experiments in photography, finds that if a sheet of paper ors which...
The death of this venerable old man, at the age of eighty-six, occurred about two weeks ago, in Solebury township,...
Thomas Hamilton, Men and Manners in America, 1833
Preface: The following article is a snippet from the book "Men and Manners in America," which was first published in...
Opechanchanough, Character of an Indian Chief

History presents few instances of greater valor and magnanimity, than are displayed in the character of Opechanchanough, an Indian Chief....

Proper Method of Eating Eggs
Preface: The following article is a snippet from the book "Men and Manners in America," which was first published in...
The War Steamer "Merrimac" Raised and Converted Into a Battering Ram
The "Merrimac" as a Rebel Battering Ram. The accompanying engraving of the Herrunac is from a sketch furnished by a...
PHILOSOPHY IN AN EGGSHELL
A correspondent recently asked you the reason why sugar strikes fire when two lumps are struck together after the fashion...
Preface: The following article is a snippet from the book "Men and Manners in America," which was first published in...
CORNSTALK, THE SHAWNEE CHIEF
BY THE REV. Vt. H. FOOTE.
There was a time when the name of Cornstalk thrilled every heart...
Ojibway Indians Swimming in London
Preface: This article is from April 1844. There are a few things to note.  First, Ojibbeway is an alternate spelling...
Paul Laurence Dunbar
A few years ago, when Mr. Thomas Nelson Page's first volume of dialect stories was being reviewed by the press,...
Elizabeth Brownell

A comparatively new worker in photography. Mrs. Brownell is meeting with great success in the rich but hitherto almost untouched...

History, Swimming Life Preserver

The saving of human life, whether from fire or water, and the prevention of accident generally, is a noble and...

THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN BY LABOR UNIONS

A peculiar feature of trade unionism which has come to light in connection with the recent agitation in North Carolina...

Women Photographers, Gertrude Kasebier, YesterdayTimes.com
Mrs. Gertrude Kasebier has probably done more than any other American woman to lift pictorial photography to the high plane...
Treaty with the Creek Indians
Substance of the treaty made and concluded between D. D. Mitchell, esq. agent for indian affairs, and the Creek nation...
CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY
We have before us an engraving of this pleasant-looking structure, where a large number of Indian girls are now educated...
Catherine Weed Barnes, Photographer
THIS is a generation of bright women, and in science, art, literature, or business we are constantly finding charming, womanly...

It is a well-known fact that the photographs produced in this country are superior, both in point of distinctness in...

The paper is to be dipped in a solution of salt-in water, in the proportion of half an ounce of...
Daguerreotype, a General Description
The following is a general description of the art of the Daguerreotype, as practised by its distinguished inventor: A plate...
Indian Speech on the killing of McIntosh

Brothers! McIntosh is dead. He broke the law of the nation. The law which be made himself. Hie face was...

Jacob Perkins Steam Machinery
AFTER all that has been conjectured, and insinuated, and surmised, and written about Mr. Perkins's modifications and improvements of steam...
Photographs for Wood Engraving
All wood engravings have hitherto been first drawn by hand on wooden blocks for the engraver, who cuts them for...
EGG PHILOSOPHY
We have heard of "philosophy in a nut-shell " and "philosophy in an egg," and many persons may suppose that...
The effect of Whitney's Cotton-Gin on the Cotton Husbandry of the United States
In 1793, the year of the invention, the whole cotton crop of the United States was 5,000,000 lbs., and the...
William McIntosh - Upper Creek Indians

INDIAN WAR. — We have a large collection of newspaper articles relating to the war against the Seminoles—the chief things...

Elias Howe, Sewing Machine

A most ingenious piece of mechanism lies lately been made known to the public in France, the inventor of which...

PUNCH has the pleasure to record an interesting event which occurred on Tuesday, the 9th instant. NOT-EN-A-AKM, or "the Strong...
PHOTOGRAPHS of Ghosts

The London Review, in an article on the tendency in modern literature to the revival of ghost stories, suggests to...

Alexander's Electric Telegraph
A model to illustrate the nature and powers of this machine, was exhibited on Wednesday evening at the Society of...
The Abaza Tribe, Burials

THE Abaza (a Circassian tribe) have a strange way of burying their Beys. They put the body in a coffin...

Ezekiel Starr, Cherokee
In this city, on the 6th instant, of erysipelas, in the 45th year of his age, EZEKIEL STARR, of the...
Napoleon Bonaparte at Breakfast
Preface: The following is an article is a snippet from the book Memoirs of the Interior of the Palace, and...
Dupont's Powder Mill Explodes

Mr. Dupont's powder mill on the Brandywine, exploded at about past 9 o'clock, on Thursday last. The shock was felt...

H. G. Wells Delivers a Speech
Mr. H. G. Wells, the author of The Wheels of Chance, the clever bicycling romance recently published by the Macmillan...
The Paris correspondent of the London Photographic News says:-" Another revolution in photography! The honor of achieving this result is...
Morse Telegraph In France

A commission appointed in France to consider the claims of Professor Morse, for remuneration, because his telegraph was employed in...

John Qunicy Adams Receives Bachelor of Arts Degree
BOSTON, July 20. Last Wednesday being the anniversary or Commencement at the university at Cambridge, about 11 o'clock in the...
Daguerreotype, Interesting Experiments
Noticing an article touching some interesting experiments detailed before the French Academy of Science, at a recent sitting, illustrative of...
Wonders of Photography
H Garbanati, in an article on this subject in the American Journal of Photography, tells us the following:—"I was recently...
On the 21st ult. the trial of per-sons charged with the murder of Hiram and Joe Smith, commenced at Carthage,...
How We Eat An Egg is a Reflection Upon Our Intelligence
Preface:This is an extract from an article in "The Critic" from 1893. I accidentally ran across this "egg article" while...
Photography Applied to the Ornamenting of Silk Stuffs
M, Persoz, professor of chemistry at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, of Paris, says the London Engineer, has just...
The Daguerreotype: Periscopic Lens
This beautiful instrument, destined, ultimately, we believe, to be the companion of every man of taste, particularly in his travels,...
Notice of the Letters of Robert Morris
The volume containing Mr. Morris's public letters is, we believe, a gratuitous addition to the work made by Mr. Sparks,...
PHOTOGRAPHS OF WAR PRISONERS

The question is asked, "why don't our officers in service take a cheap photograph of those prisoners who are allowed...

LIVING IN SPAIN
Preface: The following article is from an American periodical called "The American Farmer" from 1826. This concise article focuses on...

We See by Amelia Bloomer's neat little paper, the Lily. that her new custome has not yet lost its advocate,...

Letter to the Chief of the Mohawk Nation
Sir, Ten days ago I was not aware that such a person existed as the son of the Indian leader...

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