This week's "Features and admins" covers Saturday 19 – Friday 25 February
The Signpost welcomes The Bushranger (nom), from the US, as our newest admin. He is an active member of the MilHist and Aircraft WikiProjects, participates in the battleships project WP:OMT, and has many DYKs under his belt. He has expertise in templates and categories.
Morgan dollar (nom), one in a long line of US dollar coins that proved unpopular with the general public. Today the coin is probably most famous for its widespread use in Westerns, but the true story of its origin and production is probably just as interesting. (RHM22)
Empire of Brazil (nom), a 19th-century nation that broadly comprised the territories which form modern Brazil. Its government was a representative parliamentary constitutional monarchy under the rule of Emperors Dom Pedro I and his son Dom Pedro II, both members of the House of Braganza—a branch of the thousand-year-old Capetian Dynasty. (Lecen, Astynax, Hchc2009, and Arthur Holland; picture at right)
Johnstown Inclined Plane (nom), the world's most steeply inclined railway, was built after the catastrophic 1889 flood; it fulfilled its purpose as an escape route for future floods in 1936 and 1977. It is now primarily a tourist attraction. (Nominated by Niagara)
Grand Coulee Dam (nom), the largest power station in the US and one of the largest concrete structures in the world. (NortyNort; picture at right)
Pipe Dream (musical) (nom), which nominator Wehwalt says "is a musical derived from a rather raunchy novel by Steinbeck, and even though Rodgers & Hammerstein toned it down considerably, it is probably the most sexualized plot of their joint works. There is just no getting around the fact that the female lead is a prostitute, and her madam is a major character."
Clathrus ruber (nom), a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family, with striking fruit bodies that are shaped somewhat like a round or oval hollow sphere with interlaced or latticed branches. (Sasata)
CG image of espresso tamper (nom; related article), an image using the Cobalt computer-aided design program, of a high-end espresso tamper, based on a 3D solid model that allows objects to be easily viewed from different perspectives and yields realistic shadowing. (Created by User:Greg L; picture at right)
McKinley "Prosperity" campaign poster (nom; related article), used by William McKinley in the 1900 US presidential election. He is depicted as campaigning on the gold standard as a policy, with support from soldiers, businessmen, farmers and professionals, claiming to restore prosperity at home and victory abroad. (Unknown creator, restored by User:NativeForeigner; picture at right.)
New featured picture: a piece of tree bark? No, a Tawny Frogmouth in "cryptic" pose—when threatened, it will stay perfectly still with eyes almost shut and bill pointed straight, relying on camouflage for protection.
Information about new admins at the top is drawn from their user pages and RfA texts, and occasionally from what they tell us directly.