Sunset Viewed From the Speedway


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Mrs. Abraham Crouch (Sophia Jane Withers)

1967.25.02Artist: Unknown American
Date: ca. 1805
Medium: watercolor

The young wife of Abraham Crouch, Sophia died at age twenty-one and is buried in St. Philip’s churchyard. The portrait was probably painted ca. 1805 when Sophia was in her teens.

Gibbes Museum of Art

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The Blue Dress Address 3


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(c) National Trust, Ham House; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

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The true spirit of the holiday


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AA Alley

aalleyThe shape of a city changes more quickly than the heart of a mortal, and this is why, since Baudelaire, the city has served as a source for poetry.

– Vincent Kaufmann

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The Blue Dress Address

bluedresslabelThe blue dress address

Scripted across you


Neck line edge

Cut low drawn

From a sapphire sheath


Hem line detailing

A body recovered

From an azure fuselage


A biped embedded

In high heels

A curvilinear graduated

Cylinder poured

Into the rapt present


Raw material

Printing the press

Of my hands

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Home Territory

banksIt was my home territory, as I had said, and the lights along the waterfront shone with remembered promise, even if all it had led to was the present.

– Ross Macdonald, The Blue Hammer

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