Category: Historical Documents

Modern Mechanix: Mobile Home Expands to Form Three Rooms – May 1936

By , May 26, 2008 10:23 am

Modern Mechanix: Mobile Home Expands to Form Three Rooms

Interesting concept. Like the fold out sections. Looks like the center could be used, at least somewhat, even with it folded up for travel.

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

By , April 30, 2008 9:25 pm

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.

This is a fascinating site. Quite interesting to look into the court proceedings and recordings from all those years ago. I also like the ability to view the original document, some of which I can actually read… 😉

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

By , April 30, 2008 9:24 pm

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.

This is a fascinating site. Quite interesting to look into the court proceedings and recordings from all those years ago. I also like the ability to view the original document, some of which I can actually read… 😉

Curious Expeditions » Blog Archive » The Geyser Riders

By , April 17, 2008 11:40 am

Curious Expeditions » Blog Archive » The Geyser Riders
If you were walking along the shore of the east river on March 27th 1905, you would have seen an entirely singular spectacle. A geyser some forty feet tall shot from the east river, and atop that geyser, like a cowboy on a bucking bull, rode Dick Creedon.

Now THAT would have one hell of a ride!

The Secret Museum of Mankind

By , March 16, 2008 8:25 am

The Secret Museum of Mankind

Probably not safe for work as “here there be tits”, but please note that we are talking “National Geographic” type tits, and not “girl’s gone wild” tits, so whatever/whichever you have been warned.

Weird stuff. Lots of pics that I have never seen before, and some that I didn’t want to see at all 😯 but overall an interesting site from a historical (hysterical???) prospective.

Ancient Records Help Test Climate Change

By , September 18, 2007 3:54 pm

Ancient Records Help Test Climate Change

Good read.

Technology Review: British phone books dating back to 1880 to go online

By , September 20, 2006 9:03 pm

Technology Review: British phone books dating back to 1880 to go online

Only the British…

Benjamin Franklin’s ‘lightning kite’ paper goes online – fundamentals – 16 September 2006 – New Scientist

By , September 17, 2006 9:43 am

Benjamin Franklin’s ‘lightning kite’ paper goes online – fundamentals – 16 September 2006 – New Scientist

Get it while you can.  Access is free from Sept 14 for 2 months.   File is a PDF.

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