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Victorian Woman Doctors

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA) Homeopathic College of Pennsylvania (est. 1848) Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (1867-1970) Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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Z1 Aloft!

This photo, part of the Library of Congress Collection (United States) shows the first Zeppelin Airship as it lifted off on its maiden voyage. The date? July 02, 1900 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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The Odd Incident

The accident, or rather as my father liked to refer to it, the ‘incident‘ was nicely dealt with. The workers were called in to wall off that wing of the house and the resurrectionists were more than a little discomfited by taking away a body when they were so used to bringing them to our home. […]

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Good Gad, Nigel…

Waiting for the gas bag to be refilled… “Good Gad, Nigel, the old man can certainly eat his share and then some.” Nodding, Nigel leaned a bit closer to Windel so that even the porters standing guard behind them couldn’t hear. “Careful, I heard his hearing is even better than his appetite.” They watched in […]

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Fanny and Maybelle

A Clockwork Christmas posted a photo on facebook, looking for a caption. Who am I do say no? Fanny was sure her sister hadn’t noticed that she’d slipped the key to their safe into her shoe as she dressed. Maybelle smiled to herself. A corset was a delightful place to hide a dagger, the pocket […]

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The Royal Order of Ganesha

Poughkeepsie, NY – Recently found in the “Second Time ‘Round” Antique store in Hanalei, Maui, this medal was originally classified as a piece of interesting costume jewelry. August Porter, a visitor to the Islands from Poughkeepsie, brought it back to New York. The ornament caused quite a stir when his wife, Vera, wore it to […]

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Otto would wake up nights praying for chance to use his new toy

Lighting a fire under progress. Henrik watched with interest from his office window across the street. His anger knew no bounds as he pondered the many ways in which he could foil Otto’s grand schemes! They’d competed with each other throughout their lives. From knee-pants and up through their days in University they had waged […]

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Sailing on the Nile

Ah the breeze, ahh the crocodile, ahhh the hippo… maybe Miss Schlacht won’t come back. The Port of Said was always bustling with activity, but really, how was Eudora to know that a bustle would be a fairly inopportune piece of clothing. The constant jostling was one thing, but attempting to find a comfortable seat […]

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Nigel can’t pass up a chance to climb to the top.

But where were the others; didn’t they want to see the amazing things Professor Al-Mhud had told him about? Eudora swiped at the long strings of spittle on her face with a handkerchief that she swore would never come clean. “Goodness, Windel!” She tried to fell him with an angry glare. “Why ever did you […]

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Windel, Eudora and Miss Schlacht see the sights, but where’s Nigel…

Nigel was here just a moment ago. The sufragi assured them that Nigel had merely been misplaced, not lost as Eudora had insisted. Miss Schlact, however prim and proper, seemed entirely unconcerned about his absence. Windel, she could excuse for his distraction, but Miss Schlact was another matter.   **a good friend of mine posts […]

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