Danish cartoon from 1896 depicting the inverse nature of street vs cycling clothes.
ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of an eagle]
"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience.”
A commercial castle. (via Banff Springs Hotel: 1905 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
I love it when my art is commissioned as gifts to loved ones. Not only is it so sweet and thoughtful on behalf of the patron to get something completely unique and made by hand for their friend or lover, but it’s also a great honor to me that what I create can serve as such a special gift. This piece was commissioned by writingdirty for dorothydarker, and was received with great success.
Glacier Point, c.1900s
from Square America
French Ferry boat lit by Weston system, circa 1890s.