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1875: Sunlight and Shadow

Martin Johnson Heade: Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes (c. 1871-1875)

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2014: Jahmal

Gabriel Garcia Roman: Jahmal (2014); from a series, Queer Icons

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1964: Oh, My Mangled Head!

In his book Alice in Many Tongues (1964), Warren Weaver spends the last chapter using a curious method to evaluate various translations of Alice in Wonderland. He takes the same passage from each translation—a portion of the Mad Tea-Party—and asks … Continue reading

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1938: Fire

Teresita Fernández: Fire (2005) Fire and heat provide modes of explanation in the most varied domains, because they have been for us the occasion for unforgettable memories, for simple and decisive personal experiences. Fire is thus a privileged phenomenon which … Continue reading

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1904: Buy Your Chair Under a Chair

Founded in the 1850’s by Swiss immigrants from Cincinnati, Tell City, Indiana was originally a planned community in which land was distributed by lottery and everyone was guaranteed a job. One of the first businesses in the town was the … Continue reading

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1973: And Here As In Other Places

Fold-out poster of Emiliano Zapata from El Malcriado, newsletter of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO (May 4,1973) (source) …And here as in other places, enslaved men and women, whose consciousness has been asleep, are waking up, looking around struggling…

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1880: Autumn Landscape

George Inness: Autumn Landscape with Cattle; I made up the date.

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