Photo: Huntin’ Dog, c. 1920

I don’t hunt, and what little I do know of hunting is bound into my Susquehanna River DNA. I figure the man reposing by the tree with his trusty companion has been hunting ducks or geese or other small game, like … Continue reading

Labor Day

Labor Day is that long weekend that is the unofficial kick-off of autumn. Here are some of the real faces of Labor Day, as shot by Lewis Hine during the early 20th century.     … Continue reading

Wanderlust Wednesday: Asbury Park

On the road, so keeping it short. My mind is turning toward summer travel. I haven’t been to Asbury Park since before Hurricane Sandy. I’m not sure how it’s going, but my first visit to Asbury was around 2006, before … Continue reading

Book: The Look of Architecture by Witold Rybczynski

It’s a little bit untrue to title this small volume solely a book. It caught my eye while I was perusing the stacks last week at the New York Society Library. I love small books – they are a small … Continue reading

(Music Plays) Lydia, The Tattoed Lady – An eighteenth century woman’s tattoo

The New Yorker Photo Booth blog highlighted tattoed women and a book about them Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin (1997). The photograph of Maud Wagner caught my eye, my first perception of a Gibson … Continue reading

Happy 150th Belated Birthday London Tube!

I never was any good at remembering birthdays. Yesterday was the London Underground’s 150th birthday. That’s right – the Tube began services on January 9, 1863 with a 3.5 mile steam-powered journey between Paddington and Farringdon. Read more about the … Continue reading