Thursday, March 04, 2004

prairie photos

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters. (via Plep)

I was browsing the photos by subject starting, obviously, with dogs (500 images) which led to:

A bachelor, southwest of Ansley, Custer County, Nebraska

But then I spotted the intriguing category of Accordions
Which led to this amazing family group. Yes, there is an accordion to be found in the tableau. The even larger photo is recommended viewing. On dial-up, there is something rather exciting about waiting for the image to unfurl, from the speckled sky to the impressionist tree, and scrolling along to discover the haloed dog and faceless horse framing the woman with accordion. Wonderful.

Another arresting family angle with accordion

Comments: prairie photos

Good eye in re: The Accordion. While not quite a concertina—or, should I say, simply more than the concertina—the accordion's presence in these photographs have caused the visages to become burrowed into my heart and given much needed pleasure and respite.

Posted by .s at March 4, 2004 11:15 PM

ah - yes. An Accordion covers a multitude of concertinas. There is a similar looking hybrid here in this house, of the same vintage, played out on another continent.
"Only Connect"...

btw - have since placed the link to concertina variants within post. There are only six to be spotted.
Posted by boynton at March 5, 2004 11:38 AM

We've launched a new site, and I gave the search results the honor they deserved.

Well, relaunched, I suppose. It was the one that rhymed with 'very fretful'.
Posted by .s at March 5, 2004 01:04 PM

a puzzle that I fretted over and solved 2 minutes ago.
Wonderful news.
(I temporarily removed s-istic in the template shift)
Posted by boynton at March 5, 2004 01:32 PM

You may dispose of the solipsism, my dear, it shall never do you an ounce of good.
Posted by .s at March 5, 2004 01:41 PM

Oh, and now that I have you in rapt attention, did you get the email? I thought you would hopscotch in merriment, perhaps I am deluded.

Ha! Of course I am, S, yes, you, bring me the Flipper at once!
Posted by .s at March 5, 2004 01:43 PM

Penny D will steal lots of my time.
Dozens and dozens oz. of good though.

Hope that is a bold enough announcement.
Posted by boynton at March 5, 2004 01:49 PM

just checking email now.
hotmail was cold before. Kaput. crashed my pc.
Posted by boynton at March 5, 2004 01:50 PM

Ah yes. Nebraska--The Good Life. Now you know where I live.
Posted by peat at March 6, 2004 12:33 PM

It looks pretty good.

Plan to go back and explore more categories soon. Like 'birdcages' and 'tambourines.'
Posted by boynton at March 6, 2004 02:42 PM

What I really like about that pic is that the horse's head is obscure; as if it needs to be kept anonymous lest some gangster identify the horse and eliminate it.
Posted by Scott Wickstein at March 6, 2004 11:55 PM

"...In the desert you can remember your name..."
Posted by noname at March 7, 2004 08:22 PM

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