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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Samuel Morris Steward (April 23, 1909 - December 31, 1993), also known by the pen name Phil Andros, was a novelist and tattoo artist based in Oakland, California. He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio and attended the Ohio State University. He began teaching English at OSU as a university fellow in 1932 during the final year of his PhD and was given his first post as a university professor at Washington State University at Pullman in 1934. In 1936 he was dismissed from a position at WSU due to the portrayal of prostitution in his novel Angels on the Bough. He moved to Chicago, teaching at Loyola until 1946 and then at DePaul University. In 1954 he left teaching and began tattooing in Chicago under the Trade Name name Phil Sparrow.

1909, April 23: In Woodside, OH, the birth of writer Samuel M. Steward, aka Phil Andros. As sex researcher Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey's major contact with the world of homosexual male SM he arranged and participated in scenes staged for Kinsey's cameras.

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