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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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1976: City

Thomas Bayrle: The City (1976) [detail]; here is the whole thing:

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1941: FDR and Captain America’s Shield

  Captain America recieving his trademark circular shield from FDR in June, 1941. From Captain America #255 (March, 1981) (Roger Stern, writer; John Byrne, artist). The shield’s history developed slowly. Originally, in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), Cap carried … Continue reading

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1858: The Austria

Josef Püttner: Sinking of the Emigrant Ship “Austria” on 13th September 1858 (1858)

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1871: The Burning Ship

Albert Bierstadt: The Burning Ship (ca 1871)

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1900: Exploding Ship

Ivan Aivazovsky: Exploding Ship (1900). The painting is unfinished; Aivazovsky was painting it the day he died.

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1917: Flamingos

Sydney Long: Flamingos (1917)

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