The Sophisticates #16

This week:

  • Paying Tolls (1:04)
  • Professional Street Photographs (10:10)
  • Year-Round Girl Scout Cookies (20:24)

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nypl
All three of us need goggles like that.
nypl:

Toilers in the Westinghouse Lamp Division Research Department perform the firsts tests on “the largest mercury vapor lamp ever built” in this photo from our 1939-40 World’s Fair collection.
More than 60 years later, some similar research and development went on right in our own Science, Industry and Business Library, when Ground-Lab co-founder, Justin Downs, was developing another record-breaking lamp. 

All three of us need goggles like that.

nypl:

Toilers in the Westinghouse Lamp Division Research Department perform the firsts tests on “the largest mercury vapor lamp ever built” in this photo from our 1939-40 World’s Fair collection.

More than 60 years later, some similar research and development went on right in our own Science, Industry and Business Library, when Ground-Lab co-founder, Justin Downs, was developing another record-breaking lamp. 

bevansauks
bevansauks:

Mowing lawns today. In some ways it’s disheartening to be working as a physical labourer after getting a degree, but considering all I’ve accomplished and will accomplish, I like to take advantage of the opportunity, to introspect, to be reminded that life is dirty and real. Or nasty, brutish and short, depending who you ask. It’s also a great opportunity to stare at things, to study light; I spend the day making mental photographs.

bevansauks:

Mowing lawns today. In some ways it’s disheartening to be working as a physical labourer after getting a degree, but considering all I’ve accomplished and will accomplish, I like to take advantage of the opportunity, to introspect, to be reminded that life is dirty and real. Or nasty, brutish and short, depending who you ask. It’s also a great opportunity to stare at things, to study light; I spend the day making mental photographs.