Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The artful archive: a look at magazine covers through the years

January/February 2011

Photographer Benjamin Williamson gives us the best of Maine

Winter Light

www.benjamin-williamson.artistwebsites.com

Journalist H. L. Mencken and the presidency of Donald J. Trump


"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

H. L. Mencken, July 26, 1920, Baltimore Evening Sun
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Great and Glorious Day No. 34
February 22, 2017
 

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (179)



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS
John B. Gough House, Boylston

This Italianate house was the home of John Gough, a 19th-century temperance advocate.



Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

by Tom Toles

Review: "The Little World of Don Camillo," Giovanni Guareschi


Find exclusive book reviews, including this one, at The Walrus Said blog.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The artful archive: a look at magazine covers through the years

March 21, 1969

Photographer Paul Cyr gives us the best of Maine

Easton

pkcyr.com

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (178)



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS
Gore Place, Waltham


A remnant of an estate that was once much larger, Gore Place preserves a Federalist mansion built in 1806 for Christopher Gore, a Massachusetts governor and United States senator.