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Buster Keaton in Samuel Beckett’s Film (1965). The film is silent, except for the single admonishment “shhhhhhh.” It was Beckett’s only screenplay; Keaton died the following year.
Catherine Erb: Cloud Study 32 (Clouds over Water) (2016)
Joyce Brienza + Deborah Sukenic: Ingathering (2020); from an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
A model of the USS Columbia at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904; cropped from a larger photo: The ship to the right may be the Minneapolis. The Columbia was the fourth ship with that name in the US Navy; … Continue reading
An anecdote from Matthew Scott’s biography of Jumbo the Elephant (1885): Once when I was riding him around in the Zoological Gardens, in London, sitting on his neck, with about a dozen children on a panier-saddle across his broad back, … Continue reading
The General Motors Firebird III was built in 1958, debuted as a concept car at Motorama in 1959, and was featured at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
In 1776, Lemuel Haynes, a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man in the United States to be ordained as a minister, wrote this response to the Declaration of Independence: Liberty Further Extended: Or Free Thoughts on … Continue reading
Costume design by Paul Lormier for the 1849 ballet Le violon du diable (source).
A description of what we would now call a depressive episode from a 1953 story by Jean Ferry, “The Traveler with Luggage”: As a result of incidents still obscure to me, I suffered an absolutely atrocious mental breakdown in the … Continue reading
Odilon Redon: Evocation of Butterflies (ca. between 1910 and 1912)