Subject: Shapiro, Dena Type: Black-and-white photographs Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3244] Summary: Dena Evelyn Shapiro [Joseph] received a Master’s in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1929. This photo describes her as just having traveled “to Palestine, to see how the new cloth of Zionism is fitting into the old garment of the complex Moslem-Christian-Jewish life there.” Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess Place: Palestine Persistent URL:Link to data base record Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution.
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Detail and whole-page gif showing the Earth’s tilt as it orbits the Sun. An appropriate picture for solstice, the point at which the Sun reaches its lowest altitude in the sky for us Northern Hemispherians on this the 21st of December. From here on out, things are looking a little brighter, at least until June. Those 23.4 degrees remain titled in the same direction as the Earth goes around the Sun, meaning the pole pointing away from the Sun while orbiting half of the year will point towards the Sun for the other half.
From Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1852) by Johann Georg Heck and Spencer F. Baird.
And if that name sounds familiar (like it does to anyone around here at the Smithsonian), it’s because Spencer Fullerton Baird was the first curator named to the Smithsonian Institution and served as the second Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1878 to 1887. Smithsonian Archives has a great background on Baird, along with further reading, should you be interested.
And just for kicks, Baird with beard:
…and Baird on a cigar box:
Don’t smoke, kids.
This date marks the 182nd anniversary of the embarkation of the HMS Beagle on its surveying voyage to South America. December 27, 1831 the weather was finally clear enough for the ship, now carrying Charles Darwin, to leave for its next leg circumnavigating the globe.
The map above is scanned from our copy of Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836,…(1839), while the narrative comes from p. 42 of the copy scanned by the Natural History Museum Library, London, found on archive.org.
Okay, it’s not December anymore, but YAY DARWIN
Ohp! Sorry to the person who asked for blogs that are similar to mine. I thought that ask was to my personal/main blog. My bad!
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Colin’s work for Bjork’s Thunderbolt. Minimal Tesla Coils. Finally saw them on Saturday…Biophilia Live.