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Approach With Caution: 1919

Approach With Caution: 1919

New York circa 1919. "Homer." The Metropolitan Opera contralto Louise Homer, aunt of Samuel Barber, and two of her six children with the composer Sidney Homer. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

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Take 2

I like this shot of Ms. Homer and her family much, more more -- why, she's even smiling!

It doesn't creep me out one bit.

I rather like this photo. It's fun to examine every inch of the clothing in the photo, from the geometric embroidery on Mrs. Homer's dress, to the double-buttoned coat on the youngster on the right, and the smocking on the children's outfits, to their Mary Jane shoes and Buster Brownish haircuts. What makes it particularly interesting to me is that my own mother, who is 101 years old, is roughly the same age as the children, and I can imagine her in a smocked dress, riding a spindly tricycle in 1919. Kind of makes it not seem quite as archaic after all.

Approach? No.

Run, in the general direction of away!

Now I'm gonna have nightmares

Was this clip edited out of "The Shining"?

The little girls are glum

Because they intuitively apprehend that they'll go through their adult lives known simply as Samuel Barber's no-talent cousins.

They Hunger

For your soul. It looks like feeding time.

Happy Family

Seeing such a warm moment, captured for posterity, reminds us of the magic of photography.

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