Category Archives: Library of Congress Flickr Stream MAGIC

What’s in a Name?

Well, if you’re noted prohibitionist, Anti-Saloon League activist, former Indian agent, part-time University of Nebraska student, newspaper man, and all-around tough (but sober) character William E. Johnson (better known as “Pussyfoot” Johnson), it sure says something about you. He earned … Continue reading

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A Sassy ‘Stache

Among the things I love about the Library of Congress Flickr Stream’s collection of news photos from the 1910s is the really marvelous window it provides for looking at world events on relatively personal terms. Interspersed with formal portraits of generals … Continue reading

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Time-Slices for Violin and Accompaniment

One of the things I really love about the Library of Congress Flickr stream’s collection of images from the early 20th C. (News in the 1910s) is that it provides a vivid reminder (as if one needed it) of the … Continue reading

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How To Work A Hat

Today’s trip to the Library of Congress Flickr Stream is instructional in nature, with particular regard to applied haberdashery. Your instructor in the fine art of hattery today is the brilliant Luisa Tetrazzini, late 19th/early 20th Century coloratura soprano and … Continue reading

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This is how it’s done, y’all

The lady pictured here is Marcella Sembrich, a well-known Polish coloratura soprano who graced major international opera stages from the late 1800s until she died in 1935; this photo was probably taken sometime between 1915 and 1920. She is rocking that lorgnette like a boss Continue reading

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Sharp Sincerity

I have to admit that when this lovely specimen from the Library of Congress Flickr Stream caught my eye today, my first thought was: that woman is a testament to truly excellent tailoring. I would happily wear what she’s wearing. It … Continue reading

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Belly Up To The Bar, Folks!

So it’s come to this: I have taken a Summer Job. I haven’t really done that in a long time. I mean, usually I do have plenty of work to do in the summers — I play weddings, I play … Continue reading

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