"Gensang root grown in the garden of Jacob Winkler, Worden, Wisconsin, harvested in the year 1909"
[Painting of Death as a spectral nanny taking a child and infant away from their bereaved family. A detail shows the family’s house number is 1918.]
I never realized this until seeing the detail, but this painting is most likely about the flu pandemic.
it’s really interesting seeing death portrayed as a woman
Especially a a nurturer rather than a destroyer
Reminds me of Katherine Anne Porter”s Pale Horse, Pale Rider- her story about having the 1918 Flu- and surviving.
In history, there have been many loyal servants to royalty, some willing to give their lives in service to their kings, queens, and emperors.
But they are often looked over, under-appreciated and tossed aside as unimportant factors in historical investigation.
But as we will never forget the night of the 17th, nor will we forget the three men and one woman who gave their life, and died along side their Emperor.
Anna Demidova, Dr. Eugene Botkin, Alexei Trupp, and Ivan Kharitonov. After over 12 months in exile, these four were not only the maid, doctor, valet and cook, but became loyal and respected friends to the family.
As the 95th anniversary of their deaths draws near, please, spare just a moment on the 17th/18th July to their cherished memory.
Houses and a bus lane in Eltingville.
Matthew Camp by Landis Smithers for GayTimes Magazine
St. Wilgefortis, Church of Saint Nicholas, Wissant, Pas-De-Calais, France
Fulda Cathedral funerary monument
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
This is probably the most important post I’ll put up this year. Please reblog.