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Today — December 7, 2016

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Kicked by the panel that frames him.  From Die Muskete, 1925.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fun magazine, 1879. 
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Precursors (permalink)
Here's a precursor to the They Might Be Giants song "Ana Ng."  We refer, of course, to the name Ng, the sense of separation, and the reference to paint:
Ana Ng and I are getting old
And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence
...
When I was driving once I saw this painted on a bridge:
"I don't want the world, I just want your half"
Our illustration is a detail from from Hunter College's Wistarion yearbook, 1948.
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Postcard Transformations (permalink)
INSTRUCTIONS: Click to see the larger, flagless version.

McAlpin Hotel, New York City
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The strangling of a poisonous snake, representing the crushing of tuberculosis.  Colour lithograph after G. Dorival and G. Capon, ca. 1918."
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Here's a drawing of a sun spot, by M. Moreau at Bourges, reproduced in Cassell's, 1894.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From 1880.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From a Dutch New Year's letter, 1944, scanned by the Nationaal Archief.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
Did you know that "dumb blondes" extend into the vegetable kingdom?  We find our proof in Tilton's Annual Illustrated Catalogue of Seeds, 1893.
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