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Mark Twain

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Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain, 1894. Mark Twain died 100 years ago today, April 21st, 1910, and the anniversary is being marked in America by a variety of events throughout the year, some of which are listed on this dedicated site. I’ve always been grateful to Twain for cheering a portion of my dismal school […]

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Gertrude Käsebier’s crystal gazer

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The Crystal Gazer (or The Magic Crystal, 1904). The photographs of Gertrude Käsebier (1852–1934) seem to be popular with art directors; the picture above was used on the sleeve of the Spangle Maker EP by the Cocteau Twins in 1984 and her Silhouette of a Woman / A Maiden at Prayer (1899) appeared on the […]

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Karl Blossfeldt

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Maiden-hair fern. Photogravures by Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932). More here. Tendrils of a pumpkin. Previously on { feuilleton } • The Dawn of the Autochrome • Fred Holland Day • The Door in the Wall • Edward Steichen • Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla

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The Dawn of the Autochrome

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Young couple with motor car, c.1910. Photographer unknown. An exhibition of extraordinary Edwardian colour photographs opens today at the National Media Museum, London Bradford. This exhibition will open on the 25th May. Marking one hundred years of the first practical process for colour photography—the Autochrome, invented by the Lumiere brothers—the National Media Museum presents a […]

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A literary recluse: The mystery of Pynchon

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The cult writer is about to publish his first novel for nine years. But the best-selling author of V and Gravity’s Rainbow remains an enigma to his millions of fans. By Louise Jury August 17, 2006 The Independent He is so elusive a writer that he makes Harper Lee appear a socialite. He gives no […]

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Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla

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