“A native of the United States clings to this world’s goods as if he were certain never to die; and he is so hasty in grasping at all within his reach that one would suppose he was constantly afraid of not living long enough to enjoy them. He clutches everything, he holds nothing fast, but soon loosens his grasp to pursue fresh gratifications.”
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1840)
Art by Howard K. Elcock
Art by Derek Charles Eyles
Art by Charles Edmund Brock
These would have taken my money every time.
The church at Point Hope, Alaska, in a collaborative effort: Photo by Jonas Bros., Taxidermist & Furrier of Anchorage, Alaska; “Natural Color” by Mike Roberts of Berkeley, California; published by C.P. Johnston Co., Seattle, Washington.
Three photos of the entrance to Dreamland, the “Midway Mystery” at the Pan American Exposition of 1901, in Buffalo, N.Y. The first photo is by Charles Dudley Arnold, the official photographer of the Exposition.
“Begin at once. Buy a stamp album and a cheap packet of stamps and you will soon know what it is to be happy.”
— Raynor Hubbell, 1900, quoted in Buffalo Cinderellas (2018) by Rick Barrett