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1865: Dream

May 3, 1869 Rev. and Dear Sir, After many delays I send you a short account of the dream which excited your interest last summer. In the fall of 1865, I think it was in the month of November, while … Continue reading

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1920: Bombers over New York

Army Air Forces photo of Martin Bombers Flying over New York City; the photo is undated, but the biplane silhouettes suggest a date in the 1920’s. (source)

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1904: Discarded Treasures

John Frederick Peto: Discarded Treasures (c. 1904) At some point, someone added the forged signature “W M”—for the popular trompe l’oeil painter William Harnett (1848-1892)—to this painting by John Frederic Peto. In the 1940’s, however, it was observed that paintings … Continue reading

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1953: Daisy

Robert Frank: Mary With Large Daisy In Her Hair (1953)

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1908: Dream of New York

Harry M. Pettit: Illustration for Moses King’s guidebook Views of New York (1908)

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1890: The Sea

Thomas Alexander Harrison: The Sea. I think this is a photogravure print of one of his paintings. I made up the date.

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2014: Societal Collapse

“How real is the possibility of a societal collapse?” We conducted a series of experiments with the HANDY model, considering first an egalitarian society without Elites (xE = 0), next an equitable society (κ = 1) where Non-Workers and Workers … Continue reading

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