In case anyone was wondering where all the great Othmeralia posts have been coming from for the last six months it’s simple - we just open up our Ayr-Mor Tumbler we keep in the basement stacks and pull out a new wonder! From the Industrial Launderer! Happy Half birthday to Othmeralia! And our deepest thanks to all of you for following us! You are the best!
Whether your summer vacation plans involve gardening, fishing, enjoying the great outdoors etc., we hope your adventures are both fun and safe!
Solvay Life was a monthly publication issued by The Solvay Process and Semet-Solvay Companies from January 1920 to July 1921 for the purpose of providing an “account of the goings and comings, the personal items of interest, the activities of all of us…and to generally provide the Solvay family with a medium through which we can express our thoughts” (F.E. Redmond, editor, volume 1, no.12, December 1920, p.2).
Are you planning any summer picnics? There is nothing like a fresh loaf of bread when dining al fresco. The Baker’s Book was published in 1901 by Emil Braun and includes many recipes and pictures of breads and baked goods from all over the world.
Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your chapeau!
From Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types Petites Métiers et Cris De La Rue (1908). Donald F. Othmer Papers, CHF Archives.
Robert Hooke was born on the Isle of Wight, England in 1635. He was a scientist best known for his law of elasticity and, of course, his work with microscopes (among many other things). He famously observed and drew this flea for his book Micrographia published in 1665. Check out the book title link for more images.