“The taste for exploiting the private lives of those who have rendered themselves in any way famous is becoming more and more confirmed in America… the coarseness and injustice of the personal details appearing in our press have already disgraced us and the civilized world.”
— Ada Clare, “Thoughts and Things,” Saturday Press (New York, N.Y.), April 21, 1860, quoted in Bad Scarlett (2017) by Deborah C. Pollack, an excellent read
Oh my goodness. I just found a blog devoted to stamp engravers. It’s like Aladdin’s Cave.
Two 1949 photos of Gorgeous George, professional wrestler, by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine to illustrate an article, “Chicago, City of Contrasts.” My grandmother loved watching wrestling on television, and especially loved Gorgeous George. Thanks to the Library of Congress.
Illustrations from two articles on ocean travel in Scribner’s, 1891.
Observing a road rally from a magic carpet. Winsor McCay, 1910.