A girl looking out the window as a book sits on the sill.

Reading at Window

A girl looking out the window as a book sits on the sill.

"An example of a form of reading lamp is seen here. The lamp is mounted on a standard on which it can be raised or lowered at will, and fixed by a thumb screw. The oil reservoir is in two parts, the upper ac being an inverted flask which fits into bb, from which the burner is directly fed through the tube d; h is an overflow cup for any oil that escapes at the burner, and it is pierced with air-holes for admitting the current of air to the center tube of the Argand burner. The lamp is filled with oil by withdrawing the flask ac, filling it, and inverting it into its place. The under reservoir bb fills from it to the burner level ee, on a line with the mouth of ac. so soon as that level falls below the mouth of ac, a bubble of air gets access to the upper reservoir, and oil again fills up bb to the level ec, and so on it goes as long as combustion continues and the supply of oil in ac endures." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Reading Lamp

"An example of a form of reading lamp is seen here. The lamp is mounted on a standard on which it can…

A scroll used to present writing.

Scroll

A scroll used to present writing.

Sister reading to her brother.

Sister Reading

Sister reading to her brother.

An illustration of three soldiers reading in a tent.

Soldiers Reading

An illustration of three soldiers reading in a tent.

A teacher walking around her classroom.

Teacher

A teacher walking around her classroom.

A man and a woman reading in a train compartment.

Train Compartment

A man and a woman reading in a train compartment.

An illustration of two men reading the newpaper.

Two Men Reading Paper

An illustration of two men reading the newpaper.

An adult woman with braided hair reading a book.

Woman Reading

An adult woman with braided hair reading a book.

An illustration of a woman reading.

Woman Reading

An illustration of a woman reading.

Young girls admiring their New Year's gift.

Young Girls

Young girls admiring their New Year's gift.