A schoolteacher’s manuscript exercise book containing a variety of simple and complex
mathematical problems, 1806, Pennsylvania.
including such all-time favorite as the two travelers
starting off from two points of origin traveling as such a speed . . .
under the category: “Promiscuous Questions”
[promiscuous meaning “random” in this era.]
Some ciphers lead to architecturally beautiful answers
A second manuscript volume accompanying the exercise book
is an account book recording the tuition payment for students.
And . . . on the inside front cover of the exercise book is a bird doodle.
One tale from an 1822 collection for young readers
intent on disproving such mythic creatures as The Mermaid,
The Harpie, The Centaur, and this fellow, who is well known
in New England (especially this Winter).
James Weldon Johnson, National Hymn (Lift Every Voice), Notebook 8
Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954.
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