Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Oscar Wilde in America


Sherman


Lincoln


Edwin Booth and daughter



Henry James

7 comments:

French Fancy said...

Hi there Marc. Do we have to guess the connection?

Lynette said...

I've always been fascinated with Oscar Wilde. Such a great wit...such an unjust and tragic end.

marc aurel said...

FF: no. Just all part of the same Eastman Kodak collection. I think Edwin, also an actor, was the assassin's brother, but I have not researched it.
Lynette. Yes, but witty to the end. Comment about wallpaper attributed to him. Sounds likely. I think he dressed like an eccentric dandy even by the standards of his time.

AphotoAday said...

Hi Aurel,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment -- and I really appreciate the link you gave me -- I'll give you a link on mine -- your blog is exceptionally interesting... The book list on your profile is also very interesting -- just about wore me out reading it...

And the way my header works is that it becomes the "featured" photo for the following day -- so my header changes each day -- I think they call that a "teaser" in the advertising world...

But, o.k., I'll tell you what it is -- it's a cross-section of one of the main cables on the Golden Gate Bridge... I'll have all the details tomorrow (December 11)...

Thanks again, and I look forward to following your blog!

Best regards, Donald Kinney

marc aurel said...

You mean it's where the cables end? Still fascinates me as, as with our old toy, the bunching does not quite produce a uniform shaping. There seem to be rifts and gaps.

marc aurel said...

As far as my book list goes... I read very slowly and get tired easily. If I persist with a book, it is most often because I like it a lot. Thus, my book list is almost only of all the books I have finished!

willow said...

Fascinating photos. You know, I saw Sherman's smoking jacket in the Civil War Museum in Philadelphia and it was so incredibly tiny!