Pelicans in Wyoming

Wyoming may not be the state that comes to mind when you think of pelicans, but many — including the American white pelican — do summer here.

The Sound of Tri-X

I always associate photos of musicians on dimly lit stages with Tri-X. It seems to have a soul worthy of the subject.

Jimmie Lee Vaughan
Jimmie Lee Vaughan

Steve Jordan, aka Esteban Jordan y Rio Jordan
Steve Jordan, aka Esteban Jordan y Rio Jordan

Robert Cray
Robert Cray

Pete Mayes
Pete Mayes

Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam

Photos by Phil Ellsworth

Don’t walk away

Photographs of New York, NY, by my great uncle Allen Mayer Davidson

Part of an incredible collection of photographs taken by my great uncle Allen Mayer Davidson during his travels throughout the United States and beyond spanning the early to mid 20th century. Over the next few months, I hope to post them all – well over 1,000 of them I’m sure – as time allows.  A fascinating look at the nation during a fascinating time, by a fascinating man.

Body Language

1920s people watchers

While going through my Great Uncle Allen Mayer Davidson’s old photos, I found this detail in one. The body language is great. If you look closely, there’s a man standing with his back to the gents and lady on the right. Clearly not interested in the goings-on of the others. Unlike the others.

What Made P.D. East the Fearless Wit of Forrest County | History | Smithsonian

The newspaper man’s bravery rocked the racist establishment of the South—and heralded a new era of political satire
— Read on www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-made-pd-east-fearless-wit-segregationist-south-180970036/

On Hospitality

The guest arrived he tends, the coming guest expects to see;
To those in heavenly homes that dwell a welcome guest is he

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