Month: July 2009

what, me worry?

alfred e. neuman

alfred e. neuman, before being picked up by MAD – some interesting history there. “Nineteenth-century publications […] depicted the typical Irish immigrant as a bomb-throwing cretin barely distinguishable from the adult ape …. Versions of the face were used as medical pictures of people with deficiency diseases or hormone imbalances; the faces of patients with […]

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absence of water

pools

in the thirties UK lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity. gradually tastes have changed, resulting in a drop in attendances, leaving the pools uneconomical to run. many fell into decay and many were demolished. only a handful of pools remain today as a symbol of a bygone era. from photographer gigi […]

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