Yesterscopes

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Yesterscopes

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As a horoscope illuminates the future, a yesterscope illuminates the past. Like tail lights on a car, they show us where we've been and may offer clues on where we're going.

These yesterscopes take their titles from the 365 nicknames assigned by The Anglo American Code and Cypher Company in 1891 to reduce the cost of writing out an entire date in a telegram. Since you paid by the letter, it was cheaper to write “Jacket” than “January eight.” The numbers in parenthesis next to the titles are the months and days those nicknames represent.

The portraits in this book were taken in 2009 using flip phones, during the last days before smartphones changed how we ride the train.

To the people in this book: it was a pleasure traveling with you, we hope you made it safely to your destinations.

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Each copy is hand-stamped with the ILOANBooks sigil and numbered. Print cycles are in volumes of 50 and repeated as needed.