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February 05, 2007

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Dark Roasted Blend hosts images from the "American Memory project in a '30s collection: Pulp Fiction Comes Alive. Let's bring back this Chicago.

Library of Congress "American Memory" project contains a significant amount of Pre-War photography. Usually seen only in the movies and in the pulp fiction illustrations, this time period is gloriously reflected in genuine shots of real people and life situations, done in color and with exceptional clarity.

Also impressive: A frozen wave. Move over Lawren Harris.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 5, 2007 07:37 AM

Comments

My febrile brain hardly dare speak its ominous thoughts, but... does that frozen wave not seem the slightest touch... cyclopean? No, no, I shall say nothing more!

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 5, 2007 07:15 PM

I too was gripped by a brief flash of yawning non-Euclidean geometric possibility. Mercifully, the limited scope of human mentation prevented me from taking the single faltering step that would have carried me into the abyssal truth that lies just beyond the facade protected by what we must only laughingly refer to as "science".

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 6, 2007 08:59 AM