Posts Tagged ‘Harmsworth Self-Educator’

Sash-Windowed Storefront, 1890s

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Caption reads, “A modern shop front, with windows fitted with sliding sashes.” The ’sashes’ are the front two large-paned windows facing the street (the grips are visible along the bottom edge of the window). The sash is fitted with a sash-weight to counteract the enormous weight of a sheet of glass this size. The sash slides upward to open, allowing street-side sale of groceries during times when the weather allows and closing up during inclement weather.

Planets And The Sun, 1906.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

“The Sun Seen From Its Nearest Planets”, from The Harmsworth Self-Educator, approximately 1906. Text can be read here.