Le directeur du laboratoire, M. Julien G. Éprouvette, disapru à Paris le 31 mai 1901. Un mystère jamais résolu.
Did he go back to the future to prevent the discovery of plastic?
Did he go back in time to find a power source that did not involve fossil fuels?
Did he go underground, hoping to find a way to prevent the Spanish Flu?
Perhaps we will never know.
NB Shhh! This is a cadeau for my son Julien about to start the last year of his Chemistry Degree. C’est un secret.
The ephemera: Vintage Periodic Table; vintage receipt from a Paris Chemical Laboratory, various old papers.
The found objects: Vintage Test tubes, typewriter parts from a 1920s Royal Typewriter; tiny vintage glass bottles, vintage light bulbs (that work!), vintage switch (that works too!) , ceramic insulator tubes, small antique school ink bottle, vintage vacuum tube, wire, vintage gage,vintage tart tin, vintage typewriter bell, vintage thermometer .
Credits: Merci à mon mari Michel who helped me with the wiring so that the vintage light bulb switches on using the vintage switch and a very modern battery hidden, from view.
Miss Cummins was the lamplighter. She illuminated young minds, showing them the way to self-realisation. She continued thus until her disintegration. Eventually all that was left of her was her fancy hat and legion of followers.
The ephemera: vintage book cover; damaged vintage photo.
The found objects: tiny vintage automotive light bulb; unidentified seed pod from central america.
Westward Ho! Charles shouted, his enthusiasm for adventure overtook him, as all the possibilities created cracks in his conventional veneer, letting his inner most thoughts seep through, overwhelming him. Go forth Charles, meet your destiny!
The ephemera: dammaged vintage portait; vintage book cover.
The found objects: tiny gears from antique pocket watches; vintage brass key.
“Martha has the ideal family life” so it was said about town. “She is the perfect homemaker; tidy, krafty, organized, respectable and reliable.” This was certainly the outwardly appearance, what one saw at first glance…but the cracks were beginning to show.
The ephemera: Handwritten recipes from the 1940s by my mother; vintage book cover; reproduction of dammaged vintage photo.
The found objects: old nails found while renovating my house; paper wasp nest; vintage buttons; vintage furniture tacks.
Nick Buckley, the young and reckless mistress of End House, she tried to shrug off three near escapes from violent death. Were these accidents or attempted murder? Hercule Poirot felt a thrill of fear, no motive, no motive, yet someone had tried to kill not once but three times! – Agatha Christie
Number 4 in the murder mystery.
The ephemera: Vintage portrait, photo of a flower, vintage photo of ivy covered house, original old documents from 1900.
Death in the Clouds. Madame Giselle, a famous French money lender, is found dead in her seat on a flight from Paris to Croydon. Was it a wasp sting, that proved fatal or something more sinister at play?
Agatha Christie SOLD😁
The ephemera: Vintage church registry from Halifax; old mugshot; vintage aviation photo; vintage airmail sticker, natural history illustration of bees
Auburn-haired, sun-bronzed, Arlena Marshall lay on the beach, dead. So many people could have killed her. Any one of them had, or thought they had reason to kill her. That was the day we spoke of evil, evil under the sun. Enter Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells.
The ephemera: vintage dictionary page , vintage photo reproduction, snippet from vintage map, vintage registered mail sticker, vintage poison label, vintage game piece.
The ephemera: antique French document from 1889; reproduction of antique mugshot, defunct Canadian Passport, tiny vintage envelope, snippet from a vintage dictionary page, vintage map from 1921, antique graph from French school book 1848.
The found objects: antique wire eye glasses frame, vintage slide ruler, antique metal pin, dried poppy seed head, wasps nest, antique microscope slides, antique nail silk thread, vintage tart tin, amber with insect bits, antique optical lens, a bit of mica, vintage vial with watch parts, teeny tiny coconut, seed pods from Costa Rica, dried carnation found in 1925 dictionary, flicker feather, small vintage boxes and a vintage cigar box.
The ephemera: Vintage photo of Alberta and May. Antique original handwritten letter, original vintage postcard of sail boat, original vintage Map Projections from old Atlas, original vintage bill receipt and and a snippet of an original vintage program to see Madame Butterfly.
The found objects: antique glass bottle, small sea urchin skeleton, fish vertebra, quartz crystal, bit of broken shell and and old cigar box.
Back of the Box : Map Projections
Details: Alberta and May, my two grandmothers, relaxing at the Beach at Saltair, Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1949 or 1950.
( Beatrice Shilling british aeronautical engineer and motorcycle racer)
Inside left of cigar box Tilly, her map and her tools.
The box open.
The box closed
The ephemera: originals: registered mail sticker, torn bit of letter sent via clipper, ration stickers from World War II, vintage French envelope addressed to a Parisian doctor, antique manuscript from the 1800s and reproductions of vintage map of the south of France, reproduction of a vintage photo of Beatrice Shilling aka Tilly.
The found objects: old cigar box, vintage anagram letters, old gages, antique pocket watch, old switch, vintage key, vintage castor wheel, vintage zinc letter 3, old door knob.