January 10, 2014
Monument in Moscow to Decembrist Revolt. Relief depicting shackles and olive branch. Unusual shadow effect or disrepair? Photo by David Max Rothenberg

Monument in Moscow to Decembrist Revolt. Relief depicting shackles and olive branch. Unusual shadow effect or disrepair? Photo by David Max Rothenberg

March 12, 2013

yajifun:

iggymogo:

“The Flute of Shame” - punishment for bad musicianship:

The “flute of shame” is a medieval contraption inflicted upon bad musicians at a time when public humiliation was a ruler’s means of invoking fear in the people he controlled. Not only was it imposed upon displeasing musicians, but public performers in general who were deemed lewd, offensive, or bothersome. The device would be fitted around the subjects neck, with the fingers clamped tightly along the flute, where it could remain for days. (via Mark Wein)

汚名の笛

(Source: beemill)

February 12, 2013
Three American botanical collage drawings on Cartes de Visite 
Anonymous, verso blank
US Civil War era
I found these on eBay years ago.  

Three American botanical collage drawings on Cartes de Visite 

Anonymous, verso blank

US Civil War era

I found these on eBay years ago.  

February 10, 2013
RPPC ”Safety First Series No. 91” (postmarked 1943)
“Honestly Now! Just What’s Your Hurry?”

RPPC ”Safety First Series No. 91” (postmarked 1943)

Honestly Now! Just What’s Your Hurry?”

February 10, 2013
Chim (David Seymour) 
Children Playing on Omaha Beach (Normandy, France) 1947 
On view at ICP now


Chim (David Seymour) 

Children Playing on Omaha Beach (Normandy, France) 1947 

On view at ICP now

February 8, 2013
A short piece I wrote for Saint-Lucy.com about a family photograph. 
http://saint-lucy.com/one-picture-one-paragraph/david-rothenberg/

A short piece I wrote for Saint-Lucy.com about a family photograph. 

http://saint-lucy.com/one-picture-one-paragraph/david-rothenberg/

January 31, 2013
…JUST THE RIGHT EXPOSURE
THIS IS A FINE QUALITY DECALCOMANIA
*©FLEX-COTE PROCESSED FOR GREATER STRENGTH
BY IMPKO!

…JUST THE RIGHT EXPOSURE

THIS IS A FINE QUALITY DECALCOMANIA

*©FLEX-COTE PROCESSED FOR GREATER STRENGTH

BY IMPKO!

January 23, 2013
rubbishgoeshere:

Via Google Street View, the obscured faces of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, and others depicted in a mural at 407 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago.
Related: The Dream Continues: Camilo José Vergara’s Photographs of MLK Murals, including an unobscured photo of this one.

rubbishgoeshere:

Via Google Street View, the obscured faces of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, and others depicted in a mural at 407 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago.

(via icpbardmfa)

January 19, 2013
jaggydaggers:

7-11 Height Chart, Jackson Heights, NY
Security Cameras love the “Magic Hour”.

jaggydaggers:

7-11 Height Chart, Jackson Heights, NY

Security Cameras love the “Magic Hour”.

January 17, 2013
East Elmhurst, NY
Coming to a carpool lane near you. This was quite the elaborate son of a bitch schemer. The rear passenger windows were tinted opaque black. I know if I wore a Metropolitan Museum of Art cap backward I’m pretty sure nobody would ever fuck with me.

East Elmhurst, NY

Coming to a carpool lane near you. This was quite the elaborate son of a bitch schemer. The rear passenger windows were tinted opaque black. I know if I wore a Metropolitan Museum of Art cap backward I’m pretty sure nobody would ever fuck with me.

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