• photography,  scientists

    Rings a bell

    Alexander Graham Bell.

    I love how Encyclopaedia Britannica describes him as an ‘American inventor’…I guess being born and growing up in Scotland and London til 21 was an illusion then? And Canada where he first arrived, and died?

    I wonder if they’re claiming Muybridge now…

  • photography,  scientists

    Wow yes that’s a ‘Do we do it like in Darwin’s Natural Selection now, *eyebrow*… or later’ look. 😉


    Dr. Joseph Leidy – paleontologist, parasitologist, professor of natural history and anatomy.  A genius and a hottie.  Pictured smoldering, next to his trusty microscope.  

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  • musicians,  photography,  scientists

    Hey Mr DJ

    Mr Edison, ripping it up on the ones and twos, well just one. Well more a half…


    Thomas Edison with his second phonograph photographed by Matthew Bradyin Washington, April 1878. 

    Thomas Alva Edison conceived the principle of recording and reproducing sound between May and July 1877 as a byproduct of his efforts to “play back” recorded telegraph messages and to automate speech sounds for transmission by telephone. He announced his invention of the first phonograph, a device for recording and replaying sound, on November 21, 1877, and he demonstrated the device for the first time on November 29 (it was patented on February 19, 1878 as US Patent 200,521). “In December, 1877, a young man came into the office of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, and placed before the editors a small, simple machine about which very few preliminary remarks were offered. The visitor without any ceremony whatever turned the crank, and to the astonishment of all present the machine said : ” Good morning. How do you do? How do you like the phonograph?” The machine thus spoke for itself, and made known the fact that it was the phonograph…”