Tag Archives: 1920’s

1924: Island

Lawren Harris: Pic Island (ca. 1924) (source)

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1920: Gobi

Panoramic view of the Gobi Desert taken during one of Roy Chapman Andrews’ Central Asiatic Expeditions in the 1920s. (source)

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1914: Honour Has Come Back, as a King, to Earth

Harry Clarke: “Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,” illustration for Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Dead” in The Year’s at the Spring; an Anthology of Recent Poetry (1920). The poem was first published in 1914, in the autumn … Continue reading

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1920: Nazi Assholes

Hitler’s doodles for the Nazi symbol. Readers of Kurt Vonnegut will recognize the one on the bottom left as just a picture of an asshole: Sources: “Sketch of Hitler’s from 1920 with the remark: ‘The holy signs of the Germans. … Continue reading

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1929: The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Hugh Ferriss: Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929) (source)

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1922: Dada for All

L’optimisme dévoilé pour: les thés mondains les fabricants de boîtes d’allumettes l’ennui d’argent une nuit d’ordre supérieur un cylindre d’azote couvert d’un chapeau haut-de-forme un philosophe tombé dans les plaisirs des cascades vierges un beau paysage alpin avec la lune … Continue reading

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1922: Hercules

John Singer Sargent: Hercules and the Hydra (1922-1925) (source) After the goddess Hera makes Hercules lose his mind and murder his own wife and children, he prays to Apollo for guidance and it told by the god’s oracle to atone … Continue reading

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