Tag Archives: 1920’s

1922: An Unusual Scheme

In 1922, the Greek government concocted an unusual scheme for dealing with a large deficit in the country’s budget.  Largely caused by the expense of WWI, the deficit had soared exponentially, and the government could neither tax nor borrow itself … Continue reading

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1920: Bombyx

Jehan Frison: Le Bombyx (1920)

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1920: Copper Mill

Hans Müller: Duisburg Copper Mill (ca. 1920)

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1920: Mother and Father Had Turned Into Cabbages

A selection from Charles William Kimmins’s book Children’s Dreams (1920): A lady was sitting on my bed, and the King and Queen were under the bed eating bread and butter, and a lot of ladies with them. The sun and … Continue reading

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1927: East River

Georgia O’Keeffe: East River from the Shelton (East River No. 1) (c. 1927-28)

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1947: Iridescence

Andrey Avinoff: Iridescence (1925-1947) The entomologist Andrey Avinoff emigrated from Russia to the USA after the revolution and worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 20 years, eventually becoming its director. He turned to painting only later in … Continue reading

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1929: ’ixtˈ

Every Tlingit clan in every major village was supposed to have its own shaman (’ixtˈ), who might also be a clan or house chief, uniting supernatural power with economic and ceremonial leadership….The functions of the shaman were several. He fought … Continue reading

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