Monday, November 30, 2009

Guadalcanal 1943

Photos by Frank Scherschel

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Danza de los Voladores de Papantla

"A long drought covered the Earth so five men decided to send Xipe Totec, the God of fertility a message, asking them for the rain to return. They went to the forest and looked for the straightest tree, cut it, and took it back to their town. They removed all branches and placed it on the ground, then dressed themselves as feet/birds and descended flying attempting to grab their god's attention."

from Wikipedia

Monday, November 23, 2009

Self Portrait - 19 January 1915

"Self-portrait of pipe-smoking photographer Wallace G. Levison, reading a book and sitting across two chairs in his ornately decorated room at 23 Lafayette St., Brooklyn, NY."


Thursday, November 19, 2009


via: KellyR

Levitate the Pentagon

Buttons from a 1967 demonstration against the Vietnam war.

A faction of the 70,000 protesters, lead by Abbie Hoffman, attempted "to use psychic energy to levitate The Pentagon until it would turn orange and begin to vibrate, at which time the war in Vietnam would end."

buttons from: here

quote from: here

bonus: a photo of the demonstration featuring veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ceremonial Robes

Vintage robes from various fraternal organizations up for auction on ebay.
These are mostly from the International Order of Oddfellows.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Strength & Health

Strength and Health Magazine Cover Stars

Tony Terlazzo

Steve Stanko

Siegmund Klein

John Grimek

Gord Venables

from: Muscle Memory

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tiger Skin

1. A yogi seated on a tiger skin - 1600-1699 CE from here

2. Tiger - Halloween 2009 - photo by Dave Johnny