Category Archives: photography

A Modest (Drink) Proposal

Welcome back to another entry in my goofy little series of weak attempts at meme-ing! (for previous installments, see here and here). Been awhile, eh? Lovely to see you again! The very idea of a satire lounge is delightful. One … Continue reading

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Another one of those weeks…

I did not originally plan to create a series of dispiriting meme-esque images, but sometimes, the art just makes itself. Original photo of the Foodman Market in Wilmington, CA taken by John Margolies in 1977, currently available online via the … Continue reading

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Time: Some Examples

A little while back, I wrote a post about the John Margolies photograph collection at the Library of Congress Flickr stream. It is a fascinating collection, documenting the architecture of the (now nearly forgotten) highways and byways of the United … Continue reading

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One of those weeks…

Yup.     Photo of Tip Top Cleaners on 3rd St. in Chickasha, OK, taken in 1979 by John Margolies,¬†available with no known copyright restrictions courtesy of the Library of Congress Flickr Stream. Slight bit of weakly meme-ish vandalism of … Continue reading

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Exeunt, Riding on a Lion

One of my favorite recent additions to the Library of Congress Flickr Stream is this charming image from around 1915 of Antipodean operatic soprano Frances Alda: The lion (according to some clever research in the comments on the photo at … Continue reading

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Link Roulette!

As I pursued one of my favorite little hobbies this week — rooting about in the Library of Congress Flickr stream and looking for interesting oddities — I accidentally acquired a book recommendation. It all started with this really nifty … Continue reading

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The Visual Poetry of Roadside America

The late John Margolies (1940-2016) is perhaps best known as a photographer and chronicler of “vernacular commercial structures along main streets, byways, and highways throughout the United States in the twentieth century.”¬†Put another way: if you’ve ever spent time looking … Continue reading

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