Sarah Stone, Malabar Shrike, 1782. Watercolor and gouache. Via Morgan Library
Phillips, C. [Stenography], vel Notis excipere or short-hand in a much more easy, exact, speedy, lineal, and ledgible method than any yet extant : manuscript, [ca. 1730].
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Bibliothèque nationale de France. Jeu du Petit Oracle : [jeu de cartes, estampe] - 23 (1795-1799)
A fine pair of flintlock pistols by Francesco Laratto of Brescia, Italy. Barrel by Lazarino Cominazzo. Early 18th century.
So Mount Vernon just posted this on their Facebook, credit goes to one of their Twitter followers for making it. But my flatmate and I just came up with a great scenario.
Each Founding Father has their own planet. A la Little Prince.
Monticello planet likes to exchange wine and plants whenever it goes by Mount Vernon planet.
Braintree planet is smaller and sometimes gets into orbit with Monticello planet.
"BRAINTREE IS NOT YOUR MOON JEFFERSON."
THEN MANHATTAN SHOWS UP.
"FUCK YOU HAMILTON. YOU’RE RUINING MY SEASONS. GEORGE. TELL HIM TO LEAVE HE’S KILLING MY CHIVES."
"What are you talking about Mr. Jefferson? Hamilton’s planet is so peaceful!"
TODAY IN HISTORY
14 September 1812
The Fire of Moscow breaks out
Henry Moore, Shelter sketch book drawings (Tube Shelter Perspectives), the London Underground, 1940-1941.
Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.
The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.