Jack Carter by Phil Noto
As fears of another American Dust Bowl grip vast regions of the country, we look back at a series of rare photos from Oklahoma in the 1940s. Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photos chronicle the hardscrabble existence of Oklahoma farmers who stayed and survived the Dust Bowl.
Caption from LIFE: ”Farmer John Barnett and his family are ‘Okies’ who stuck to their land near Woodward. They have 21 dairy cattle which yield a scant seven gallons per milking. Mrs. Barnett takes care of a vegetable garden that is always blowing away. The children, Delphaline, 17 (top), Lincoln, 11 (right), and Leonard, 9, do plenty of chores. On Sundays the Barnetts eat jack rabbit.” Oklahoma, 1942.
Robert Mapplethorpe - Grace Jones, 1984. Photograph on paper
From the Tate Gallery, London:
Grace Jones is a Jamaican-born singer, model and actress, known for her androgynous looks and her outrageous behaviour. She was very much part of the New York art and social scene in the 1980s. For this photograph her body has been painted by the New York graffiti artist, Keith Haring (1958-1990) with his characteristic pictograms and decorations. She is also wearing an exotic headdress and a conical wire bra, so that she looks like a voodoo doll or an aboriginal dancer.
I love this portrait of Ray Bradbury.
ca. 1870-1900, [tintype portrait of three women, two knitting, one dressed in a suit and top hat holding yarn]
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Claire Windsor, 1920s
ca. 1870, [tintype portrait of a gentleman with his banjo]
Picture of the Day. Manama, Bahrain. A protester in a mask to protect herself from teargas continues to mark the anniversary of the Bahraini uprising’s birth, on Febraury 14th.
The Read: “Suppressing the Narrative in Bahrain” by Matthew Cassel at Al Jazeera.
Photo Credit: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters. Via.