At the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909 in Seattle:
"A month old orphaned boy named Ernest was raffled away as a prize. Although a winning ticket was drawn, nobody claimed the prize. The ultimate destiny of the child is still being investigated."
BORNHOLM, DENMARK—A gold figurine, standing just over one-and-a-half inches in height, was found recently in a field on Danish island of Bornholm. The figure is the fifth such item found in the area since 2009, and is unique among the set in that it is the only one that depicts a woman. That makes the figurine uncommon for art of its age, which is believed to be A.D. sixth century during the Nordic Iron Age. The gold woman, which weighs a tenth of an ounce and is thought to be a fertility idol, is depicted arched backward with her arms bound behind.
Tichkematse demonstrating Plains sign language for Frank Hamilton Cushing. The wig he is wearing for this photograph was apparently intended to make Tichkematse look “authentic.” Photo Lot 24. Neg. 46,601.
Iggy Pop performing ‘The Passenger’ from Lust for Life (1977)
Anthropology topics: subculture, drug culture, ritual, performance, rites of passage, trance state, shamanic voyage, ethnomusicology
Didn’t get a chance to pick up a "NYC 1993" pay phone? No worries. An EV Grieve reader uncovered this wonderful short Bram Van Splunteren video tour of the East Village from that year, guided by none other than rock star resident Iggy Pop.
Highlights include Iggy trash-talking LA, showing where he used to score drugs, speaking Spanish in Pedro’s bakery on 8th and C, and discussing his new Jim Jarmusch movie “Coffee and Cigarettes.”
Mostly though, it’s some great footage of Alphabet City in a very different time. You can also tell just how much Iggy loves living there.
From Glassie (1999) Material Culture
Traditional clothing from Greece.