[Ads-l] Outside a horse, a book is man's best friend--inside it's too dark to read

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 16 18:33:57 UTC 2021

Mark Mandel wrote:
> This "lensman" is probably a photographer, but I will ask this
> nevertheless: Is there any indication of whether the title is an allusion
> to E.E. "Doc" Smith's series of "Lensman" science fiction novels
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lensman_series), first published 1948-1954?
> In those, the word has nothing to do with photography.

The column contains a series of pictures of animals: dog, cow, lion,
monkey, pigeon, fox, cat. The text accompanying each picture is
written from the viewpoint of the animal.

The series of photos leads me to think that "lensman" refers to photographer.


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