Downside Press is dedicated to understanding the origins of the Advocacy from its humble beginnings in Downside, Maine during the Saint Clair infestation of 1886, through early moth research under the guidance of its founder, Dr. Nixon Cygne, to the present-day establishment of dream capture as a national enterprise.

The accounts published by our press are drawn from contributors to the Cygne Archives (1848-2045), and designed to raise awareness to the active presence of Advocacy practices within our daily lives.

Future publications will cover the rise of moth research activities at the end of the 19th century, the industrial cultivation of mothdust and its intersection with ice harvesting, as well as the development of cinechronistic technologies during the early decades of the 20th century.

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