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Der Säufer (1804) by Georg Emanuel Opitz
See more drunken business in our post about Glaswegian surgeon Robert Macnish’s Anatomy of Drunkenness - a book on all things inebrious. Included in his examination are some wonderful descriptions of the different kinds of drunk according to alcohol type and an outlining of the seven different types of drunkard (Sanguineous, Melancholy, Surly, Phlegmatic, Nervous, Choleric and Periodical). The seventh chapter of the book examines the phenomenon of “spontaneous combustion” which apparently tends to strike drunkards in particular. See the book here: http://bit.ly/1Cob4sU
Cucumber Man, a superhero who unfortunately did not stand the test of time…
(Rice’s Seeds ~ Cucumber Advertising Card 1887 ~ Cambridge, NY Nichols’ Medium Green Cucumber Man)
Man and child’s hands
7.8 x 4.9 cm.
National Origin: United States
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More than 170 years before Jean-François Champollion had the first real success in translating Egyptian hieroglyphs, the 17th century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was convinced he had cracked it. He was very wrong. Daniel Stolzenberg looks at Kircher’s Egyptian Oedipus, a book that has been called “one of the most learned monstrosities of all times.” -http://bit.ly/183RdA3
Plate II. Babbitt’s Principles of Light and Color. 1878.