I was cataloging Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The story behind an American friendship by Russell Freedman, and inside was this photo of Abraham Lincoln delivering his second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865. I was particularly struck by the photo above because you really get a sense for how tall Lincoln was. Douglass attended the address and congratulated Lincoln afterwards, despite almost being turned away at the front door of the White House. It is a wonderful book that tells an important piece of history.
The My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 calendar is NOW ON SALE.
The first-ever MDB calendar is a double-sided affair, with a bonus 1863 calendar on the front, so you can schedule time with your boyfriend between Civil War battles. The reverse side features three love letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.
The 12x18 calendars are $12 each plus shipping and tax, and we’re also selling two for $20, because we know you’ll want to keep one for yourself and give one as a gift.
Amazing! Methinks I need one for my cube at work….
Vintage comic book lovers rejoice! Thanks for Project Gutenberg on facebook today i found out about the amazing Comic Book Plus website. Thousands of vintage Golden and Silver Age comics to read for free online! Including one of my personal favorites, Katy Keene. Enjoy!
I must confess that I have not yet read any of your work, although I own a copy of Myra Breckinridge that I’ve been meaning to get to for quite some time. But I have often read about you and of you and seen many of your quotes over the years. Most recently, I read about you in Christopher Bram’s Eminent Outlaws. So even though I am not well acquainted with your literary output, I still know that you were a man of outstanding principle who blazed a trail for every writer and intellectual since. You were a write who happened to be gay, yes, but above all you were a writer that stood up for those aspects of one’s life to be mutually exclusive if one wanted them to be. You were always highly opinionated and, at times, arrogant of your viewpoints above other writers, intellectuals, and politicians. But, if you ask me, we don’t have enough of that kind of attitude these days, especially from folks who ought to be standing up more fiercely for many of the things you so tirelessly fought for. There are more William F. Buckley’s than ever in this world now, it seems, but fewer Gore Vidal’s left to fend them off. But I do hope that some of your spirit remains out there in the ether somewhere to inspire some other as yet unidentified bold and reckless individual to lead the charge for equality and freedom of expression.
Thank you, Mr. Vidal, for all that you did in your great life.
Abandoned (since 1977!) movie theatre in Brooklyn on Flatbush Avenue. I know repairs and preservation cost a lot of money, but I will still never understand how places like this are abandoned and left to rot while we go on building more and more drone buildings….