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The Crow's Nest
Crows gather all kinds of things in their nests. They like shiny objects or whatever strikes their fancy. I, too, like to gather a variety of things, but unlike a crow, I like to share what I find, as well as what I create myself.
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Rappelling Lincoln, Mount Rushmore ca. 1936
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Caligula, c. 39-41 AD Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark
"This beautiful marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Caligula still shows traces of polychromy (paint) around the left eye and ear
See more about its conservation and study HERE
Related: Alastair Sooke’s excellent series Treasures of Ancient Rome continues on BBC4”
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He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old —- and the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century
George Junius Stinney, Jr.,
[b. 1929 - d. 1944]
In a South Carolina prison sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5’ 1” and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his leg.
The switch was pulled and the adult sized death mask fell from George Stinney’s face. Tears streamed from his eyes. Witnesses recoiled in horror as they watched the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century die.
Now, a community activist is fighting to clear Stinney’s name, saying the young boy couldn’t have killed two girls. George Frierson, a school board member and textile inspector, believes Stinney’s confession was coerced, and that his execution was just another injustice blacks suffered in Southern courtrooms in the first half of the 1900s.
In a couple of cases like Stinney’s, petitions are being made before parole boards and courts are being asked to overturn decisions made when society’s thumb was weighing the scales of justice against blacks. These requests are buoyed for the first time in generations by money, college degrees and sometimes clout. [CONTINUE READING]
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Etienne-Jules Marey, Analysis of the Flight of a Seagull, 1887
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Eva May in The Count of Charolais (1922, dir. Karl Grune) (via)
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Helen Keller at age 8 with her tutor Anne Sullivan on vacation in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, July 1888.
Source: New England Historic Genealogical Society
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László Moholy-Nagy, From the Radio Tower series, 1928
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