Tag Archives: 1950’s

1952: The Grim Thoughts which Harass Me

Baffling Mysteries No. 7 (March 1952); art by Lou Cameron, found here.

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1950: Seascape

A seascape by mid-20th-century French artist Edouard Mandon; title and date unknown. I haven’t been able to find out much about him.

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1953: Description

As for his feet, sometimes he wore on each a sock, or on the one a sock and on the other a stocking, or a boot, or a shoe, or a slipper, or a sock and a boot, or a … Continue reading

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1957: Carburetor

Walter Tandy Murch: Carburetor (1957)

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1953: Work

Charles White: Work (1953)

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1951: An Elusive Charm

Endpaper maps from William T. Innes’s  Exotic Aquarium Fishes (13th ed., 1951), with a grid the reader can use to find the location of the various fishes listed in the book.

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1957: Description

From Alain Robbe-Grillet’s 1957 novel, Jealousy: Now the shadow of the southwest column– at the corner of the veranda on the bedroom side– falls across the garden. The sun, still low in the eastern sky, rakes the valley from the … Continue reading

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1950: Seascape

Patrick von Kalckreuth: Seascape at Sunset (c. 1950)

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1955: Septima Poinsette Clark

After being fired from her job as a teacher for refusing to renounce her membership in the NAACP, Septima Clark became the Director of Education at the famous Highlander Center in Tennessee—a training school for civil rights activists and trade … Continue reading

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1953: A Piece of String

The most celebrated of all British practical jokers was William Horace De Vere Cole…He was a citizen of substance and had a large house in a fashionable section of London. One day he was hanging some paintings in his home … Continue reading

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