Sunday, April 1, 2018

T U B E S

plastic tube beads, a close up color photograph
A person in a tube has very few options.  There are two directions at best,  and visibility is limited.
Will the tube lead to freedom? . . . or a dead end . . . or even an endless loop?
     
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a color photograph of A 1928 chair by architect Mies van der Rohe
A 1928 chair by architect Mies van der Rohe:
the frame has one of those endless loops,  we wouldn't want to be stuck in there.
     
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a Frank Tinsley illustration of future transit
 a Frank Tinsley illustration,  1950s       see full size
     
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an illustration of a 1922 cylindrical "photo-anamorphosis" mirror
 a 1922 cylindrical "photo-anamorphosis" mirror
     
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a Gail Brodholt print of a subway interior tube
Gail Brodholt art
     
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1900 clothes bars, a catalog illustration
"clothes bars",  1900?
     
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a color photograph of a 1939 linoleum store showroom display
a 1939 linoleum store showroom display       see full size
     
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at the 1939 World's Fair, a photograph of a pedestrian tube through a waterfalls
at the 1939 World's Fair
     
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Erik Nitsche 1960 "General Dynamics" illustration
Erik Nitsche,  1960  "General Dynamics"
     
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1965 Canada Dry soft drinks in cans, Tahitian Treat, Grapefruit Soda, a color photograph
1965 sealed tubes containing Canada Dry soft drinks:  this was just before the
pull-tab revolution of canned drinks
     
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1960s Budweiser Beer can, a color photograph
a late 1960s Budweiser Beer can with a pull-tab top, 
 and the contents mysteriously absent
     
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a Niagara Falls 1911 daredevil with his barrel, a photograph
a Niagara Falls 1911 daredevil with his barrel for going over the falls:
~ many of these stories didn't end well      click image twice
     
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a detailed illustration of an 1886 flute
an 1886 flute
     
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a 1966 John Alcorn illustration of a log
a 1966 John Alcorn illustration
     
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a 1930 Percy Trompf poster:   "AUSTRALIA - The tallest trees in the British Empire - Marysville, Victoria"
a 1930 Percy Trompf poster: 
"AUSTRALIA - The tallest trees in the British Empire - Marysville, Victoria"
     
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1851 Sectional Diagram of the proposed Tubular Submarine Railway between France and England
1851:  "Sectional Diagram of the proposed Tubular Submarine Railway
between France and England."       see full size
     
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"Sea Diver"  diving bell with salvage grapple,  a 1975 toy by Parker, a color advertisement
"Sea Diver"  diving bell with salvage grapple,  a 1975 toy by Parker
     
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a Burlington Socks ad:  "The following socks are being brought to you in living color." (a reference to the 1968 NBC television slogan), a color photograph
a Burlington Socks ad:  "The following socks are being brought to you in living color."
 (a reference to the 1968 NBC television slogan)
     
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a B. Wiseman cartoon about a circus strongman
a B. Wiseman cartoon about a circus strongman
     
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1951 bathroom lights from a catalog
1951 bathroom lights
     
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an 1885 pipes alphabet
an 1885 pipes alphabet       see full size
     
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an 1885 bamboo alphabet
an 1885 bamboo alphabet       see full size
     
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a 1929 radio tube in the Crosley Receiver
a 1929 radio tube in the Crosley Receiver
     
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guitar amplifier tube early 1970s, a color photograph
I hard-rocked this guitar amplifier tube in the early 1970s,
and I still keep it on a shelf
     
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a 1931 hay fever cure, a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod, small enough to  pass up the nose and sunburn it's inside
a 1931 hay fever cure:  "a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod,  small enough to
pass up the nose and sunburn it's inside . . ."
     
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a 1960s television stop-motion animation for cigarettes, "LS/MFT"  (Lucky Strike / Means Fine Tobacco)
a 1960s television stop-motion animation for cigarettes:
"LS/MFT"  (Lucky Strike / Means Fine Tobacco)
     
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a mid-century apartment building
a mid-century apartment building
     
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a Walter Nehmer illustration for Osram light bulbsa Walter Nehmer illustration
   
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a color photograph of a 1965 Murano vase
a 1965 Murano vase
      
     
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