fascinated by Arbus, who was fascinated by Borges

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Diane Arbus photographed him in Central Park, 1969, for Harpers Bazaar. She caught light in Borges. I like that.

also, just for kicks, the freaky baby picture of Anderson Cooper by Diane Arbus. I am beginning to feel affection for this monstrosity. She titles it “very young baby.” I will put it up here so I can stare at it. It makes me laugh.

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“Sacrifice to Aguinaldo’s ambition”: caption on 1899 stereo card

Sacrifice to Aguinaldo's ambition

I bought this stereo card by bidding on it. It went quite high—up to forty-five bucks—but look at it. It is haunting.

An Afternoon with Emily, at Frost Library, Amherst College

At Robert Frost Library. Wonder if his poems are also in the library. But I did not bother to ask
My favorite page:
“To see is/ perhaps never/ quite the sorcery/ that it is to/ surmise, though/ the obligation to/ enchantment is/ always binding.”

 

The chief with Company C

The chief with Company C

Valeriano Abanador, hero of Balangiga, in August 1901 with American soldiers of Company C. In September he masterminded the plan to kill them.