Archive for the ‘history’ Category
“His eponymous coils aren’t the only thing that created a buzz and a sizzle! So he’s been dead since 1943. Minor detail. Nikola Tesla was one helluva hot ticket in his time and no doubt he was well aware of it, too. No matter what the fashion of the day, guys just don’t strike a pose like the one in the accompanying photo unless they know they have got it goin’ awwn.
I admit it, I have a huge crush on Mr. Tesla. I always have and will continue to have until I die and (hopefully) meet him. Then we will be together forever! Sigh…look at me swooning over dead inventors. At least I’m not feeling all flushed over Edison. Eeew…
From 1841 to his death in 1864, John Leech’s cartoons in Punch Magazine were a major feature. The archives contain over 600 of Leech’s sketches and more are still being added (the creators of the site have 2000 in total). I’ve always enjoyed editorial cartoons from different ages in history and these are a great example. Where else would you find an editorial that states that a good way to get away from a nagging wife is to inhale ether? And where else would you see the almost alien outfits worn in a cricket game?