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This is the cover illustration for the first edition of Fredric Brown’s story collection Space on My Hands, published in 1951. It’s an excellent drawing of a classic Postwar Nuclear Family with Two Baby Boomer Kids, with added great costumes … Continue reading
What better way to celebrate the last days of winter than to look ahead to spring with another one of those classic Japanese matchbox labels. The vernal equinox is on Friday, and I fully expect that by Saturday it will … Continue reading
Everything old is new again and some people who are wise and observant and love art have been finding interesting (and probably really not so accidental parallels) between some excellent modern photographs and Old Master paintings. If you want … Continue reading
The caption in this image reads Trésor celtique découvert en Ardennes. My high school French renders this as “Celtic treasure either discovered or uncovered in the Ardennes”. I seem to remember that découvert means both or either, depending on context, and in … Continue reading
(I don’t know whether these are pages from a notebook or part of a letter. But since the person in question wrote endless letters to a certain other person and those letters constitute a very vividly detailed journal, the difference … Continue reading
I’m not jealous of her outfit or her photographic gear, but at this time of year, the fact that there are leaves on the trees and she’s out with her camera gives me a touch of the green eyes. Or, … Continue reading
Found this image on tumblr with the cryptic caption “Riyaz Udin”. It’s definitely an Indian miniature painting, and Riyaz is a man’s first name I associate with Indian culture, so maybe that’s the artist’s name. I wonder how old it … Continue reading
OK. My goal here is not to offend anyone’s religious or cultural beliefs. This image, called The Powerful Hand or The Five Persons, is a time honored symbol in a Mexican and Puerto Rican folk religion and combines Catholic symbolism … Continue reading
Saddle up your favorite snail (a pal is always good for a lift) and come with us for a trip to that very special realm of imagination, the world of the Japanese matchbox label: where absurdity meets high levels of … Continue reading