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The articles in this issue areabout many kinds of motion, from the sojourns of Cambodian dancers in 1906 France to the stuttering flicker of early silent film, and from the rise and fall of Brazilian hot air balloons to the travels of baby teeth earnestly dispatched by St. Louis schoolchildren in the name of Science.

Chapter 1: Humans in Motion

Chapter 2: Objects in Motion

Chapter 3: Ideas in Motion

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The Appendix is a quarterly journal of experimental and narrative history, soliciting articles from historians, writers, and artists committed to good storytelling, with an eye for the strange and a suspicion of both jargon and traditional narratives.

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The Prison Palimpsest: A Former Tour Guide Looks Back at Eastern State Penitentiary
By Kate Duffy Osheim

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia was a new kind of prison that housed notables like Al Capone. Today it tells of multilayered story of American life as it appears through jail cell bars.

Originally Appeared in… Digs Volume 2. Issue 1. January 2014

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