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Astrology: Bugbear of Science

A recent survey of the “Conceptions of Science in Byzantium” opens with a general comment about the term “science”, and by extension the concept “science”. The author roots “science” in the culturally specific...
From: Darin Hayton on 2 Jan 2021

New Additions To My Equipment.

17th-century Jamestown settlers unwind silk fiber from cocoonsdetail of a painting by NPS artist Sydney KingI know, usually I am looking to remove things from my knapsack, but I had a reason to add some things recently. A long time ago a close friend...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Nov 2019

17th Century Hand made cold forged brass fish hook.

17th Century Hand made cold forged brass fish hook with a brass wire leader.;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 May 2019

From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Apr 2019

Codfish Aristocracy

Growing up in York, Maine, my focus was increasingly over the river and out of state once I hit my teens, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a larger town with a mall, movie theaters, downtown shops, and lots and lots of restaurants. As I’ve said before,...
From: streets of salem on 2 Apr 2019

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 31, 1769). “Esteemed by Judges equal in Quality to the best imported from England.” When Henry Lloyd of Boston placed his advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2019

Extracts from Sir Thomas Mitchell’s travels to the Eastern Interior Vol1

My thanks to The Bunyip for supplying this article. TO THE NORTH WEST NSW – NAMOI AND GWYDIR 1831PROVIDENTIAL SUPPLY. A rather elevated but grassy...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Feb 2018

18th Century Angling. Hand lines & fishing poles.

Below: 17th & 18th century Fishing poles with fixed lines.You will note that these fixed lines were often very short, the pole being used to drop the line away from the bank.Below: Hand lines tied on bush poles 19th century.Below:18th Century hand...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jan 2018

Catfishing Voltaire

Sam Bailey has just received an MSt in European Enlightenment studies from the University of Oxford with a distinction and won the Gerard Davis prize for his MSt dissertation. He is working at the Vf as a research assistant over the summer. In the coming...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Aug 2017

18th Century Eel Pots Video By Nick Post. Plus More......

Distribution - The Longfinned eel is found in freshwater rivers, streams, dams, lagoons and lakes on the coastal side of the Great Dividing Range, from Cape York in northern Queensland southwards through NSW into Victoria and Tasmania. Size -...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 May 2015

18th Century Angling Equipment.

This 18th century treen was used to carry a selection of hooks, weights & line.An 18th century fishing treen or Fisherman's companion, made from Boxwood.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Feb 2015

Grinning at a gudgeon

An angler sitting on the branch of a tree overhanging a river in the rain, open umbrella over his shoulder, peering at a shoal of gudgeon grinning at him just out of reach of his hook. Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Feb 2015

1754 A Picnic in Annapolis, Maryland

Fishing in the British American colonies was a social sport, & the outcome was as unpredictable then as it is nowadays. This poem appeared in the 1754 Maryland Gazette about preparing a list of items to take on a picnic & fishing trip on the Severn...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Jun 2013

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