The Most Astonishing Expression of Vitality!

Today’s post is about Nadar, the great French photographer and certainly one of the most interesting people I’ve come across. Nadar was born Gaspard-Félix Tournachon in Paris in April of 1820 to middle-class parents. His father was a publisher and bookseller, but not a very successful one. Victor Tournachon went broke in 1833 and died a…

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The Even Stranger Reappearance of Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary

At the end of the last post, Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary – who had been presumed dead for just over a month – unexpectedly communicated to his wife that he was in Peru, and heading home to Texas. Upon his return to Fort Stockton, the judge lost no time in explaining what had befallen him…

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The Strange Disappearance of Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been working on another project that I’m really excited about — a book about a 1901 court case. It was originally going to be a post on this blog but I kept digging and learning more interesting things about the story, so it’s going to be…

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