Category Archives: images

Without Cigarettes There Would Be No Baseball Cards

Well, I’m not actually sure this blog title is entirely true, and that’s why I can freely publish it here. I found this 1887 baseball card on Shorpy’s Photo blog. It features the likeness of Chicago White Stockings first baseman … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Images on Flickr

Image found on the Library of Congress site here, very Star Warsy in my opinion 🙂 This news is making the rounds, but it is really cool to see 3,000 Library of Congress images on Flickr. The logic by which … Continue reading

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Vintage Photos and the Politics of Smoking

I just posted an image from the ever-magical Shorpy’s Photo Blog, and when I returned to my RSS reader to continue browsing the images I stumbled on another moving photo titled “A Big Kiss for Grandpa” featuring a cool-looking, supine … Continue reading

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Office Images

I really like this image… …of workers in an Insurance Office on the South Side of Chicago in 1941. See the full-size image on Shorpy’s blog here.

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Graffiti: Reading Cultures on the Wall

One of the things I enjoy about Italy is the graffiti. It is often very entertaining, if not as elaborate as the fine art found on the subway cars in NYC during the 1980s. In fact, graffiti in Italy has … Continue reading

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Studio Art at UMW

I had the privilege and the pleasure to be a panelist at the 5th annual Professional Practices in Studio Art Presentation on Monday evening. The work Carol Garmon’s students are doing is nothing short of amazing. I have to admit … Continue reading

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Babe in Uniform

Babe Ruth in full salute after signing up for a three-year stint in the New York National Guard. I have to give a special thanks to the RSS feed at Shorpy’s Photo Blog which delivered this gem of an image … Continue reading

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