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The Prophet and the Archivist’s Nightmare: A Tale from the Weeds

When I briefly worked in the archival collection at my former university, one of the things I absolutely loathed was dealing with old faxes printed on thermal paper. Text and images printed this way tend to fade or disappear very … 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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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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