The daguerreotype, the invention of French commercial artist Louis Daguerre, is the result of an early photographic process that used iodine vapors to sensitize plates of polished silver.
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He was born William Frederick Cody on Feb. 26, 1846, in a log cabin near LeClaire, Iowa, an area just west of the Mississippi River. He would grow up to become “Buffalo Bill,” an icon of the American West; a man described by Annie Oakley as “the simplest
"GOLD MINE FOUND. In the newly made raceway of the saw-mill recently erected by Captain Sutter, on the American fork, gold has been found in considerable quantities. One person brought thirty dollars worth to New Helvetia, gathered there in a short time.
Not many of us can lay claim to becoming an overnight success, but legend says that’s just what happened when the Toby Jug made his first appearance in England sometime between 1750 and 1770.
Why are vintage children's books popular? Perhaps it’s a way of reconnecting with our childhood, or a reminiscence of the nights when someone would tuck us into bed and read us a favorite story.
“Only a fool would read a first edition. Simply having such a book makes life in general and (a first edition Ernest) Hemingway in particular go better when you do break out the reading copies.” – John Dunning, Booked to Die.