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The Minerva

A great read by Russell Ward
In my youth –well I’m still young ain’t I? – I used to admire a lovely old counter-sterned boat that used to moor in the Wade River. 629 more words


By the Sun's Rays (1914)

US 11m, Silent, B&W
Director: Charles Giblyn; Cast: Murdock MacQuarrie, Lon Chaney, Seymour Hastings, Agnes Vernon, Dick Rosson

By the Sun’s Rays is a generally unremarkable silent western short that is believed to be the earliest known surviving film in which Lon Chaney appears. 86 more words


The Obscure Art Of Early-To-Mid 20th-Century Informational Booklets (Part 1)

Informational booklets can provide nice little snapshots of life and culture in the U.S.. They can also have some really nice art works. Saul Zalesch at Louisiana Tech University sees ephemera of all kinds as a valuable resource for anyone interested in studying pre-1960 America. 136 more words


For His Son (1912)

US 15m, Silent B&W
Director: D. W. Griffith; Cast: Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Charles Hill Mailes, Dorothy Bernard

An early exploitation film, and a heavy-handed morality tale about greed and the dangers of cocaine. 87 more words


"Along the Tracks" in the Fair Park Area

“Along the Tracks” by Jerry Bywaters, 1947 (Hamon Arts Lib., SMU)

by Paula Bosse

As we’re currently experiencing an extended period of cold, snowy, icy weather, what better time than now to post this atmospheric watercolor by Jerry Bywaters? 317 more words

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