Mitch Fraas

@MitchFraas

Scholar in Residence at U Penn. Special Collections and Interim Director Penn DHF. Historian. British India, Rare books, Manuscripts, Digital Humanities, etc.

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. Sounds awesome! Here's the Bombay Courier printing Dessalines Nov. 1803 proclamation #HaitiDOI

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"His wing will make a good fan." From "The first Dixie Reader" Confederate 1863 schoolbook: http://goo.gl/oedmH

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1788 Grocer's stationary: "...best Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Sagoe, Hartshorn, Vermicelli, Starch & Blue"

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Tempted by the "Spatchcocked Eels à l'Indienne" but it's nice to see this c.1900 menu also has "cheese straws"

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"Asylum for the Suffering...Dr. C. Main, Clairvoyant, Patients accommodated with Board on reasonable terms."

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Kids breaking windows since 1808.From the Minutes of Chesterfield Academy Upenn Ms. Codex 1627 http://goo.gl/RcBMT

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"Constantinople: The Solar Plexus of the War. By an obscure Diplomatist" http://goo.gl/f5aXH

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Also from http://goo.gl/qt9nT - "Take warning from her awful end"

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Satirical pamphlet on Womens Suffrage "dont to politics attend" via Bryn Mawr http://goo.gl/qt9nT

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Not to beat a dead cat but Heather just shared their version of the rocket cat! http://goo.gl/tJ9gI

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These 19th c. illustrations from a phrenology textbook are absurd in a lovely way. Remind me of drawings

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Washington looks like he had his fill at presidents day dinner. From a 19th c. eugenics textbook.

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"Crane roiall rostez"[roast crane royale] from a 1428 Oxford menu (Penn LJS 61) http://goo.gl/Ay50r h/t AlexDevine

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This seal does not look happy.See Kevin Kelly's latest catalog http://goo.gl/E5aaG also @ IA: http://goo.gl/pgTtA

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"a bigger bang for a buck" first print mention: NY Times 13 December 1953, p. E5. Used in ref. to nuclear strategy

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Close up of the "Elefantes de Lucifer" from Ms. Codex 1443 f.35v

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Libertad o muerte c.1960 a Cuban childrens book offered by Simon Beattie: http://www.simonbeattie.co.uk/catalogues/simon_beattie_california_book_fair_2013.pdf

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Cut outs from Ellen, or the Naughty Girl Reclaimed (London, 1811). Via http://www.classicrarebooks.co.uk/Literature/ellen-or-the-naughty-girl-reclaimed-a-story-exemplified-in-a-series-of-figures_book.html

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"Ellen, or The Naughty Girl Reclaimed, A Story Exemplified in a Series of Figures" (London, 1811). Via http://www.classicrarebooks.co.uk/Literature/ellen-or-the-naughty-girl-reclaimed-a-story-exemplified-in-a-series-of-figures_book.html

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Diagram of an eclipse. From a 17th c. Austrian lecture book. UPenn Ms. Codex 854, f.422v http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren/pageturn.html?id=MEDREN_3178018&currentpage=850&size=3&doubleside=0

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