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

Sublime Wonderlands

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest... in our magnificent National Parks – Nature's sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world.
—John Muir

Lana Turner Has Collapsed!

Lana Turner has collapsed! 
I was trotting along and suddenly
it started raining and snowing
and you said it was hailing
but hailing hits you on the head
hard so it was really snowing and
raining and I was in such a hurry
to meet you but the traffic
was acting exactly like the sky
and suddenly I see a headline
there is no snow in Hollywood
there is no rain in California
I have been to lots of parties
and acted perfectly disgraceful
but I never actually collapsed
oh Lana Turner we love you get up

Frank O'Hara, 1964

The Poet

The Poet

A moody child and wildly wise
Pursued the game with joyful eyes,
Which chose, like meteors, their way,
And rived the dark with private ray:
They overleapt the horizon's edge,
Searched with Apollo's privilege;
Through man, and woman, and sea, and star,
Saw the dance of nature forward far;
Through worlds and races, and terms, and times,
Saw musical order, and pairing rhymes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, Second Series, 1844

"I absorb it all."

Walt Whitman

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boot Camp Matters

An Army education poster by Harvey Kurtzman, 1944

Mug Shot

Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas on November 23, 1963

"Towards Independence"

1980, A Lebanese Politcal Poster

Lenin's May Day Speech

1919, book cover for a popular speech

Stalin Sleeps

Stalin lying in the House of Trade Unions

"The Revolution Will Be Illustrated"

Baby Gibbon

School Bus

Teddy Bear


High Socks

The Sickle


Pippi Longstocking Eats Spaghetti

Mime Melodrama

"When I die, don't come, I wouldn't want a leaf
to turn away from the sun -- it loves it there.
There's nothing so spiritual about being happy
but you can't miss a day of it, because it doesn't last."
Frank O'Hara

Girl Bunny with a Mustache

Bust of a Smiley Seal

Bearded Lady

Awestruck Child

Farmers' Market

Lisbon Billboard

Peter Pan Crabs in Lisbon