Monday, July 26, 2010

Some cool stuff

Here is a cool thing that I found in the National Archives while doing my research. Its a schematic for some sort of still. I don't know what its for. there doesn't seem to be any documents around it that describe its function. It looks like its for distilling some substance that is stored in a tank under ground. I found this in a box of treasury documents. Judging by the age of the documents around it, its from 1770.

Anyone out there have any guesses as to what it is or what its for? I'm not using it in my dissertation, but I am curious about it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

So it Begins....

Things have been quite a while around here. I just got back from a three week visit to the States. Now its time to really get cracking on my dissertation. I have 600+ document images that need to be sorted and organized. Things will continue to be slow around here. I'll be posting some game pictures and hopefully some cool document images I find.

See you all on the other side.