Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
1 of April, 2013

Today in 1836, Richard E. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, published an account of life discovered on the moon by noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel. Here, in a portfolio of images from Leopoldo Galluzzo’s Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel , (1836) winged moon men (or “Moon Yetis” as we call them today) hunt moon bison and braid their girlfriend’s hair.

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Tags:  #yetis  #moon  #hoax  #illustration  #astronomy  #extra-terrestrials  #books  #Herschel

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