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“The Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain Living…

“The Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain Living in the Years 1807-8”, published 1862.

“Among those present are Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), discoverer of hydrogen and the decomposition of water; John Dalton (1766-1844), discoverer of atomic theory; Humphry Davy (1778-1844), discoverer of sodium, potassium, barium, and magnesium; William Herschel (1738-1822), discoverer of Uranus; Edward Jenner (1749-1823), creator of the smallpox vaccination; Count Rumford (1753-1814), the American science teacher named Benjamin Thompson, who founded the Royal Institution; and James Watt (1738-1819), inventor of the steam engine.”

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“A paint-brush duel at the Beaux-Arts” Illustration…

“A paint-brush duel at the Beaux-Arts”

Illustration by Edouard Cucuel from “Bohemian Paris of Today” by W.C. Morrow, 1900.

The description of turn of the century hazing rituals at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts is enough to chill the blood…

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