Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie 'Chariots of Fire'). His time was 10.6 seconds. Jackson Scholz (second from right) was second and Arthur Porritt (far left) was third. The other named athlete was the World Record holder at the time, Charles Paddock. The other two competitors featured were fourth placed Chester Bowman (second left) and sixth placed Loren Murchison (third from right).
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Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina
Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina. Work attributed to the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus who summarizes the process 'Magnum Opus' or 'Great work' for the creation of the Philosopher's Stone. Illustration showing the connection between the complementary principles of the sun and the moon, sulfur and mercury. Engraving.
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Choose Your Fancy Dress Now - suggestions for 1907
A variety of suggestions for costumes to wear during the winter fancy dress season in 1907. Among the characters, themes and historic periods included are Delilah, Melisande, a lady of the Napoleonic court, Carmen and a Pompadour flower girl. Date: 1907
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