Tag Archives: Sylvia Pamboukian

Vampires and the Tuberculous Family

Sylvia Pamboukian Moon Township, PA   Public Health poster, New York National Child Welfare Association, ca. 1920-23. Library of Congress “The Tuberculous Family.” Listed by Library of Congress website with “No known restrictions on publication” An isolated village, a series of mysterious deaths, a mob in the graveyard at midnight—it sounds like the climax of […]

Delicious death in Agatha Christie

Sylvia A. Pamboukian Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States   Common Tansy, Niagara Botanical Garden, Niagara Falls, Canada.  Photograph by author. It is a truth rarely acknowledged that an Agatha Christie village is a Jane Austen village gone wrong. Village spinsters still talk scandal over cozied tea pots, and plump vicars still carve Sunday roast with ecclesiastical […]