Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Zaire Textile

20th Century, Kete, Women's embroidered skirt

Labor Union Buttons

Algeria Boots

Leather, Metal, Rubber. Peabody Museum

Effigy Pipe Representing Sailor

1840, Haida, British Columbia, Sperm Whale Ivory and Wood

Hawaiian Cape, 1819

Peabody Museum

Los Caminos

i support you..

Lewis and Clark Treasures

Biographical War Shirt

Collected by Lewis and Clark, Peabody Museum

Sonia Delaunay, 1920s

Cynotype Photo, 1890

cyanotype self portrait taken by herbert s. smith, july4, 1890. photo made by pointing the camera at a mirror.

Sam Maloof Ceramic Boats

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gloved and Greaved

I gloved and greaved
my hands, my legs, my thoughts,
leaving no part of my person
exposed to touch
or other poisons.

Marin Sorescu

(from Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey)

Civil War Bride

Alberta Martin
"Love him? Well, I don't know. It ain't the same love that you got for a young man…People when they get old like that, they don't require kissing and hugging and necking and one thing or another. The old saying is 'better to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.'"
—Alberta Martin

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Monument: Washington
by Langston Hughes

Let's go see Old Abe
Sitting in the marble and the moonlight,
Sitting lonely in the marble and the moonlight,
Quiet for ten thousand centuries, old Abe.
Quiet for a million, million years.


And yet a voice forever
Against the
Timeless walls
Of time—
Old Abe.

Michigan Motto

Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice --
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

Abe Lincoln

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Automobile

"Big Tree Room"

A house built around a large cedar tree. This house was built as a spectacle for tourists in 1847. Yosemite, CA.

Gustaf Nordenskiold 1868-1895

Swedish Archeologist who preserved Mesa Verde National Park