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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Ready or Not: 1912

Ready or Not: 1912

"Blind children playing hide-and-seek among arcade pillars" at the Overbrook School in Philadelphia ca. 1912. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Ico

Looks like the cover art for the game ICO. Scarily close, actually.

[That cover art (below) is a tribute the the art of Giorgio de Chirico. Which might be where the name Ico comes from. - Dave]

Reminds Me Of An Escher Woodcut

Overbrook tableau

Surreal! Giorgio de Chirico meets Edward Gorey ...

Overbrook: the Album

What a beautiful picture. I could see this on the cover of a CD.

Overbrook II

http://www.obs.org/photoblog/?p=20

You can't hide broccoli in a glass of milk

Overbrook

This school for the blind is still up and running here is a link:

http://www.obs.org/page.php?ITEM=150

 
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