A few nice gossip news images I found:
Image from page 6 of “Hardwicke’s science-gossip : an illustrated medium of interchange and gossip for students and lovers of nature” (1867)
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Title: Hardwicke’s science-gossip : an illustrated medium of interchange and gossip for students and lovers of nature
Year: 1867 (1860s)
Authors: Cooke, M. C. (Mordecai Cubitt), b. 1825 Taylor, J. E. (John Ellor), 1837-1895
Subjects: Science Natural history
Publisher: London : Robert Hardwicke
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library
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LONDON:ROBERT HARDWICKE, 192, PICCADILLY. 1868. WYMAN AND SONS, ORIENTAL, CLASSICAL, AND GENERAL PRINTERS, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LONDON, W.C. ) o5 r3 WINTEE WOEK. Look on Nature as a volumeEver open to inspection,In which characters are writtenBy the Hand of the Almighty :Reverently turn its pages.
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NjjT HE reign of Winter is now fairly begun;and the naturalist,who has occupiedthe precedingmonths in thestudy of the won-ders presented tohis eye in theworld around him, beginsto find a diminution intheir number. Not thatnothing is left to engagehis attention. Myriads ofFungi, of bright and variedhues, spring up in the woodand on the hedgebank;a few hardy Wild Flowersbrave the inclement season;and underground, many anInsect is awaiting the re-turn of genial weather toassume its perfect state.To such naturalists as arealso collectors, the want of active employment insearching after additions to their store is often amost welcome rest from their labours. TheBotanist delights in a long winter evening, when hecan bring out his treasured specimens from theirvarious hiding-places in music-books or old news-papers, to transfer them neatly to their destinedfoolscap; and the Entomologist has always hisinsects to arrange or re-arrange, to select specimensfor exchange, or fight his battles over
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A giant murder mystery party. OH. MAH. GAWD. The year is 1985. The month is September. Back to the Future and The Goonies have been duking it out at the box office, while Madonna, Phil Collins and Wham have been flooding the airwaves. Cliff Huxtable, Tony Micelli and Sam Malone have been providing our nightly laugh tracks, and, in the news, the wreck of the RMS Titanic has just been located.
Tonight is, like, the night… Gamble High’s totally bitchin’ back to school senior dance. It’s been a long, hot summer filled with hush-hush hook ups, new friendships that defy the social pecking order and the formation of a few dubious alliances.
From winning back a sweetheart to deciphering between gossip and actual secrets to simply getting, like, totally wasted – tonight, everyone has an agenda. One person’s agenda, however, is a bit more malevolent than the rest. Once his or her plan is carried out, everyone’s gonna be buggin!
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George Elbel Store, circa 1911.
Kendalia, Kendall County, Texas – Despite its name, Kendalia is not the seat of the county. Instead, it is a sleepy little community of fewer than a hundred residents tucked away in the middle of the Texas Hill Country.
Despite being less than an hour from San Antonio, Kendalia remains almost completely unspoiled by the advance of modern city life. At the junction of FM 473 and FM 3351, the nearest large town (Boerne) is more than half an hour away.
People have been living in the region since the 1840’s, including George Wilkins Kendall, who introduced sheep ranching to the area. In 1883, the town of Kendalia was platted, with several square blocks planned for future growth. In 1895, the post office from Curry Creek was moved to Kendalia, and the town included a mill, general store, churches and schools. But the town never really grew to any size, peaking at just a hundred residents in the forties.
Today, the main attraction of the town is Kendalia Halle, a dance hall and community center that still holds regular events after a hundred years of service. Immediately next door is the George Elbel building, recently restored. Off the main street you can find the historic community church, and the Lawhon Store (which is now a private residence). On the other end of town is the schoolhouse, which has been extensively restored as the Kendalia Library. However, the true center of town these days is the Kendalia Store, where you can buy a quick bite, grab some groceries, find out all the local news and gossip, and pick up your mail.
The only other attraction of note is the nearby Edge Falls, a local swimming hole about ten miles to the southwest along Edge Creek. However, access to Edge Falls was closed in the seventies due to liability reasons. My photos of the lower Edge Falls can be found in a separate photoset. Pictures taken April 6th and October 22nd, 2008.
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