Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
Apparently a lot of experimenting went on that year in Cornell – at least in the field of facial hair.
10 of February, 2014

Apparently a lot of experimenting went on that year in Cornell – at least in the field of facial hair.


Posted 2 months ago
Tags:  #beard  #professor  #Cornell  #experimental engineering  #mustache monday

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Moustached guenon From: John Church’s “A cabinet of quadrupeds - v.1” (1805)
"Several travellers have confounded this animal with another species, called the White-nosed Monkey, and this mistake has probably arisen from a white transverse line which appears beneath the nose of the Mustache. The difference, however, is very obvious, as the other species have a white nose, consistent with their name; but the nose of the Mustache, exclusive of the above mentioned mark, is of the same colour with the rest of his face. […] We know nothing particularly respecting the habits of these beasts; they are, however, very gentle whilst in a state of bondage.”
13 of January, 2014

Moustached guenon From: John Church’s “A cabinet of quadrupeds - v.1” (1805)

"Several travellers have confounded this animal with another species, called the White-nosed Monkey, and this mistake has probably arisen from a white transverse line which appears beneath the nose of the Mustache. The difference, however, is very obvious, as the other species have a white nose, consistent with their name; but the nose of the Mustache, exclusive of the above mentioned mark, is of the same colour with the rest of his face. […] We know nothing particularly respecting the habits of these beasts; they are, however, very gentle whilst in a state of bondage.”


Posted 3 months ago
Tags:  #mustache monday  #monkey monday  #two-fer

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Pugilist Peter Maher from the Police Gazette Sporting Annual, 1897. The Annual contains a plethora of records and statistics of the sporting world. You can find Mr. Maher’s full record in these pages, if you so desired.
28 of May, 2012

Pugilist Peter Maher from the Police Gazette Sporting Annual, 1897. The Annual contains a plethora of records and statistics of the sporting world. You can find Mr. Maher’s full record in these pages, if you so desired.


Posted 1 year ago
Tags:  #mustache monday  #boxing  #sports  #1897

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A Spring/Sports themed mustache Monday.  ”The Three Presidents” A.G. Mills, N.E. Young and W.A. Hulbert from Spalding’s base ball guide, and official league book…(1894.)
W.A. Hulbert served as president of the National League from 1876 until his death in 1882, and according to the editors of Spalding’s 

 …Mr. Hulbert was the great moving spirit in the reforms in the government of the professional clubs….It was his influence, largely, which led to the war upon the ‘crookedness’ which marked the early years of professional base ball history, in which pool gambling was the potent factor. [1894 edition, p. 136]
21 of May, 2012

A Spring/Sports themed mustache Monday.  ”The Three Presidents” A.G. Mills, N.E. Young and W.A. Hulbert from Spalding’s base ball guide, and official league book…(1894.)

W.A. Hulbert served as president of the National League from 1876 until his death in 1882, and according to the editors of Spalding’s 

 …Mr. Hulbert was the great moving spirit in the reforms in the government of the professional clubs….It was his influence, largely, which led to the war upon the ‘crookedness’ which marked the early years of professional base ball history, in which pool gambling was the potent factor. [1894 edition, p. 136]


Posted 1 year ago
Tags:  #Spring  #Baseball  #Base ball  #mustache monday  #Spalding's guide  #gambling

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Cartes de visite of portraitist and genre painter John O’Brien Inman (1828 – 1896)  the son of painter Henry Inman
26 of March, 2012

Cartes de visite of portraitist and genre painter John O’Brien Inman (1828 – 1896)  the son of painter Henry Inman


Posted 2 years ago
Tags:  #mustache monday  #artist  #cartes de visite

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Cartes de visite of French artist Charles Herrmann-Leon (1838 - 1908) (also known as Leon-Charles Herrmann) painter of dogs, and gentleman who could wear a mustache with the proper attitude.
19 of March, 2012

Cartes de visite of French artist Charles Herrmann-Leon (1838 - 1908) (also known as Leon-Charles Herrmann) painter of dogs, and gentleman who could wear a mustache with the proper attitude.


Posted 2 years ago
Tags:  #mustache monday  #artist  #cartes de visite

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Smithsonian Institution Libraries  presents: Mustache Monday, portrait of Emanuel Formanek, Czech doctor and professor of medical chemistry and pharmacology.  Biographic detail courtesy VIAF
5 of March, 2012

Smithsonian Institution Libraries  presents: Mustache Monday, portrait of Emanuel Formanek, Czech doctor and professor of medical chemistry and pharmacology.  Biographic detail courtesy VIAF


Posted 2 years ago
Tags:  #mustache monday  #handlebar  #portrait  #doctor

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These fellows were part of the Newton-Jenney Party of 1875, a scientific expedition sponsored by the USGS to map the Black Hills.  The gentleman on the right may be Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy
(via Smithsonian Institution Libraries : Two of the first four men to climb Harney Peak… SIL33-138-01)
27 of February, 2012

These fellows were part of the Newton-Jenney Party of 1875, a scientific expedition sponsored by the USGS to map the Black Hills.  The gentleman on the right may be Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy

(via Smithsonian Institution Libraries : Two of the first four men to climb Harney Peak… SIL33-138-01)


Posted 2 years ago
Tags:  #explorers  #facial hair  #mustache monday  #photo  #portraits  #extreme sideburns

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