Archive for May, 2011

Millionaire Hobo Seeks A Cure For The Jobless Man

From May 14, 1911

MILLIONAIRE HOBO SEEKS A CURE FOR THE JOBLESS MAN

MILLIONAIRE HOBO SEEKS A CURE FOR THE JOBLESS MAN: Over 4,500,000 Without Work in the United States, Says James Eads How — New York Presents the Hardest Problem of Unemployed — Not a Socialist, But a Scientific Anarchist. (PDF)

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May 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Life,Politics

Sectional View Of New York’s New Public Library

From May 14, 1911

SECTIONAL VIEW OF NEW YORK'S PUBLIC LIBRARY

SECTIONAL VIEW OF NEW YORK’S PUBLIC LIBRARY: Some Idea of the Size and Completeness of the Structure May Be Had from the Accompanying Drawing. (PDF)

I love this illustration. I like to imagine that the cutaway walls are really like that, and you can go up to the roof of the library and slide down them.

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May 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am

A Spell To Exorcise The Demon Of Seasickness

From May 7, 1911

A SPELL TO EXORCISE THE DEMON OF SEASICKNESS

A SPELL TO EXORCISE THE DEMON OF SEASICKNESS: Scourge of Travel Doomed If This Invention, Which the Hamburg-American Is to Install on Its New Liner Europa, Does All That Is Claimed for It. (PDF)

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May 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Posted in Technology

A Fire Detective — Latest Necessity Of City Life

From May 7, 1911

A FIRE DETECTIVE -- LATEST NECESSITY OF CITY LIFE

A FIRE DETECTIVE — LATEST NECESSITY OF CITY LIFE: His Strange Discoveries in Tracking Firebugs — His Studies in the Psychology of That Increasing Product of Present Conditions, the Pyromaniac. (PDF)

See also: Robert De Niro in Backdraft

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May 5th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Civilization Came From Africa, Not Asia, Says Mosso

From May 7, 1911

CIVILIZATION CAME FROM AFRICA, NOT ASIA, SAYS MOSSO

CIVILIZATION CAME FROM AFRICA, NOT ASIA, SAYS MOSSO: In His Work on “The Dawn of Mediterranean Civilization” He Gives the Aryan Theory a Hard Blow. (PDF)

The poor old Aryan theory, which broughtu s up to believe that all we know came originally from the Orient, has just had another blow. It was so tottering before that it could hardly stand and now Angelo Mosso in a work on “The Dawn of Mediterranean Civilization” gives it another rap.

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May 4th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Posted in Life,Nature,Science

Was Peter The Painter A Russian Government Spy?

From May 7, 1911

WAS PETER THE PAINTER A RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SPY?

WAS PETER THE PAINTER A RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SPY? New Light on the Mystery of the Houndsditch Murders and the Siege of the Anarchist House in Mile End, London. (PDF)

Peter the Painter. His name wasn’t Peter, and he wasn’t a painter. Discuss.

(Okay, actually he might have been a painter. Historians are a bit unsure of his real identity.)

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May 4th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Posted in True Crime

Queen Mary’s War On Hobble Skirts Hard To Win

From May 7, 1911

QUEEN MARY'S WAR ON HOBBLE SKIRTS HARD TO WIN

QUEEN MARY’S WAR ON HOBBLE SKIRTS HARD TO WIN: No King or Queen, Save Josephine and Eugenie, Ever Succeeded in Fighting for or Against a Fashion — Even King Edward Failed Ingloriously. (PDF)

If I didn’t have a new baby this week, I’m sure my comments here would have something to do with how fashionable Queen-to-be Kate Middleton is.

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May 4th, 2011 at 2:00 am

Posted in Life

The City As It Appears Every Night To The Lychnobite

From May 7, 1911

THE CITY AS IT APPEARS EVERY NIGHT TO THE LYCHNOBITE

THE CITY AS IT APPEARS EVERY NIGHT TO THE LYCHNOBITE: The World Is Topsy-Turvy, Full of Human Shadows, to the Night “Workers,” More than Fifty Thousand in Number, Who May Be Found After Dark in the City Parks. (PDF)

To the man who works at night nothing is the same as to the man who works in the daytime. It is a topsy-turvy world he lives in. When his neighbor is getting up to do his day’s work he has washed his hands after doing his and is getting into bed. When one’s day ends the other begins. The lychnobite awakens with the owl and eats his breakfast in the evening. The moon is his sun, while the sun is his candle. His evening paper is the one which declares itself as a morning publication. Everything is switched around for him.

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May 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 am

Posted in Business,Life

Have Englishmen Found The Ark Of The Covenant?

From May 7, 1911

HAVE ENGLISHMEN FOUND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT?

HAVE ENGLISHMEN FOUND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT? A Mysterious Expedition, Apparently Not Composed of Archaeologists, Hunts Strange Treasure Under the Mosque of Omar, Sets the Moslems in a Ferment, and May Cause Diplomatic Incident. (PDF)

If I didn’t have a new baby coming this week, you can be sure that this post would include a witty paragraph or two about Indiana Jones, archaeology in general, and this Time magazine article.

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May 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am

Posted in Adventure,Religion

Important Note About SundayMagazine.org’s Future

I have two important notes about this blog’s future.

1) Due to a minor change in the RSS feed, some of you who read this blog via RSS may need to resubscribe. If you are currently subscribed to the feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/sundaymagazine please redirect your RSS Reader to http://sundaymagazine.org/feed or just click here. The old feed will not work for much longer.

2) I’m expecting a baby in the very near future, and won’t have as much time for SundayMagazine.org as I used to. I’ll be queuing up as many articles to post as I can for paternity leave, but I won’t be able to write as much about each one. Some may have to be just a sentence or less. Please feel free to pick up the slack by adding your own comments on the articles.

Thanks for reading!

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May 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 am

Posted in Blog Stuff