othmeralia:

Happy Birthday to James Curtis Booth!

Born in Philly 1810 and died in 1888. He was possibly the first American to travel to Germany to study chemistry in the 1830s when American schools were teaching only by the book. He returned and built a teaching laboratory in 1836 to instill applied chemistry to American students. He taught at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia’s Central High School, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as being the refiner for the US Mint.

The images here are of his sketch of the laboratory he wished to build and the outside of the building which it was housed.

The Archives holds the papers of Booth

facesofthevictorianera:

1880s
Source: bandj.images on eBay

facesofthevictorianera:

1880s

Source: bandj.images on eBay

publicdomainreview:

Wild men, clowns, chess-playing automatons & more, from the Harvard Theatre Collection. Our Curator’s Choice for August from Houghton Library, Harvard -http://bit.ly/1salEho

publicdomainreview:

Wild men, clowns, chess-playing automatons & more, from the Harvard Theatre Collection. Our Curator’s Choice for August from Houghton Library, Harvard -http://bit.ly/1salEho

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thehystericalsociety:

"Three years old" - c. 1890s - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

"Three years old" - c. 1890s - (Via)

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ancientfaces:

Beautiful Portrait
Beautiful portrait of Maude Malinda (Middleton) Jones taken by her husband Fredrick V. Jones at his photography studio in Cloquet Minnesota. [ Enlarged:  Maude Malinda Middleton Jones ] 

ancientfaces:

Beautiful Portrait

Beautiful portrait of Maude Malinda (Middleton) Jones taken by her husband Fredrick V. Jones at his photography studio in Cloquet Minnesota. [ Enlarged:  Maude Malinda Middleton Jones

1901-a-space-odyssey:

Some new photos I’ve gotten recently.

So jealous <3!

1901-a-space-odyssey:

Some new photos I’ve gotten recently.

So jealous <3!

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facesofthevictorianera:

Students (1884)
Wisconsin Historical Society

facesofthevictorianera:

Students (1884)

Wisconsin Historical Society

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