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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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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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