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desert-mirages that I have witnessed on the level city pavements

Plate III. (somewhat obscured, some cropping, and “Muntern Bros. Lith” removed)
illustrating, at least in part,
Robert W. Wood (1868-1955 *). “Some Experiments on Artificial Mirages and Tornados.” Philosophical Magazine Series 5, Vol. 47. No. 287. (April 1899) : 349-353
University of Michigan copy, digitized September 30, 2005

epigram ex page 351

Two or three palm-trees, cut out of paper, were stuck up to add to the effect.

30 October 2014

desert; effects; mirages; palm trees
R. W. Wood, “Some Experiments on Artificial Mirages and Tornados” (1899)