1941: A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

Russell Lee - Candy stand run by Negro. Southside, Chicago, Illinois (1941) small

Russell Lee: Candy stand run by Negro. Southside, Chicago, Illinois (1941)

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

John Keats, Endymion (1818)

The phrase “There’s no place like home” is a line from the song “Home, Sweet Home” from the opera Clari (1823): “’Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, / Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home”(words by John Howard Payne and music by Henry Rowley Bishop); it was also famously spoken by Judy Garland in the role of Dorothy in the film version of The Wizard of Oz (1939).

I have cropped the photo. Click on it to see the original. (source)

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