These vintage tintypes show that those who always look so serious in old pictures really did have a sense of humor.
The Perfect Medium – Photography and the Occult
In the early 20th century, consulting with spiritualists became de rigueur. Everyone from socialites to scientists would sit with mediums in hopes of connecting with the dead. The era was also the early days of photography. The two met in interesting ways.
Top Ten Things Books Made Me Want To Learn
Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them (I only have time to write about three today) Horseracing I was always pretty good with horses. After reading Seabiscuit, I became a little bit obsessed. I learned so much about bugboys and claiming races. I visited my family’s county…
Weekly Wrap-up: Feb 5
COOL ARTICLES AND LINKS FROM THE WEEK Magical, frosty photography from Belarus, by Alex Ugalnikov Farrow & Ball came out with nine new colours. I’m off to paint everything Vardo. Catalog poetry is real. The Paris Review proves it. Chloroform is a knock-out — the early days of anesthesia. Customers at a Waitrose store…
31 Days of Halloween – October 12, 2013
The very cool folks at National Geographic have compiled a photo gallery of “Eerie Animals.” Check them out and you can even download them and make wallpapers. And this one was taken right here in Savannah, GA! Is there an animal that really creeps you out?