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“Blind workers on strike; A guide dog leads employees of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and supporters in a picket at the organization’s offices on Bayview Ave.; south of Lawrence Ave. yesterday. They are members of Local 204 … Continue reading
This story by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain appeared in The Indian Ladies’ Magazine in 1905: Sultana’s Dream One evening I was lounging in an easy chair in my bedroom and thinking lazily of the condition of Indian womanhood. I am not … Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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)
Léon Spilliaert: Seascape Seen from Mariakerke (1909)
The following poem appeared in several publications in 1908: A Singular Tragedy I dreamed I was a lady, and I was wooed by Me. (The writer of this story you understand’s a He.) I dreamed (I say) I loved Me … Continue reading
Russ Marshall: Press Operators, GM Fisher Body Trim Plant, Fort Street, Detroit, Michigan (1982, printed 1997)