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Geoff Houghton

French Mary

Little known was Marie Tepe's fascination of the giraffe weevil that she secretly imported from Madagascar to pass the time at her husbands tailor shop in Philadelphia. In the spring of 1861, Mary could not overcome the boredom and became a vivandiere with the 27th and 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War. Mary received the coveted Kearny Cross when she made contact with a bullet to her ankle during the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. Mary, known as volunteer nurse "French Mary", died in 1901 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

To the end of time

The Libasm

The Love conquers all. Ada Lovelace, born as Ada Augusta Byron is considered to be the worlds first computer programmer who developed the first algorithm to be processed by a machine. Here, circa 1845, Ada is finally able to apply her calculations based on a sequence of Bernoulli numbers to the Charles Babbage Analytical Engine. She took extra care in processing her punch cards into the mad machine, which often made breakfast from her delicate programming arrangement. Charles Babbage spoke of her as "Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible its multitudinous Charlatans — every thing in short but the Enchantress of Numbers." Lovelace died at the age of thirty-six, on November 27th, 1852, from uterine cancer. Media: DaVinci Watercolors 140# Fabriano Artistico Soft Press Watercolor Paper

The Enchantress of Numbers

The Love conquers all. Ada Lovelace, born as Ada Augusta Byron is considered to be the worlds first computer programmer who developed the first algorithm to be processed by a machine. Here, circa 1845, Ada is finally able to apply her calculations based on a sequence of Bernoulli numbers to the Charles Babbage Analytical Engine. She took extra care in processing her punch cards into the mad machine, which often made breakfast from her delicate programming arrangement. Charles Babbage spoke of her as "Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible its multitudinous Charlatans — every thing in short but the Enchantress of Numbers." Lovelace died at the age of thirty-six, on November 27th, 1852, from uterine cancer.

Jane Digby's Last Soirée

Jane Elizabeth Digby, also known as Jenny, lived her life as an aristocrat after her father Admiral Henry Digby set a wealthy family fortune when he took on prize money from a seizure of the Santa Brigada treasure ship in 1799. Here, in about 1825 we find Jane preparing for attendance at a grand Soirée with her first husband Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough. Unfortunately that evening set her demise of a promiscuous lifestyle that resulted in a life of discontent. She died of fever and dysentery in Damascus on August 11, 1881.

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