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Four bearded men, three kerchiefed women, and two young girls, all wearing patterned kimonos, stand outdoors on dirt ground in front of a white wall with windows and buttresses. From the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the Ainu's thick hair and tattoos (including tattooed mustaches on some of the women) fascinated fairgoers. Such "living displays" were intended to expose visitors to the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, to other cultures. The manner in which the indigenous people were described, presented, and treated may offend modern-day viewers; the University of Louisville does not endorse the content of, or expression carried by, these images. However, these images do present the attitudes and assumptions of some people of the period in which they were produced. The cultural record would be incomplete—and we would not be honest with ourselves and our past—if these images were omitted.
Artist's book by Susan Lowdermilk. / Includes the text of William Stafford's poem A ritual to read to each other on inside cover flap. / Limited ed. of 25 signed and numbered copies. / "This book was created in reaction against the US/Iraq and Afghanistan war. The two-dimensional woodcut image that makes up the tunnel structure was originally titled, 'Peace Inside the Noise' and was meant to stand on it own. As a tunnel book, I feel the piece visually and conceptually supports Stafford's message in his poem, 'A Ritual to Read to Each Other'--A plea for reliance on community and cooperation for peace and harmony"--Artist's statement from 23 Sandy Gallery website. / "Tunnel book with three panel wrap around cover... Text set in Gill Sans Condensed, printed from polymer plates at lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon. Woodcut image printed on Zerkall Niddegen paper by Susan Lowdermilk, 2007"--23 Sandy Gallery website.
Simple bridge over a river with the top of a waterfall below the bridge. The river is lined with trees that hang over the water. Three figures are visible on the bridge. White Mills is on the Nolin River. Published by Hatfield Bros. & Owsley. Publisher's number 62893.
Blanche Preston Jones, descendant of Lady Elizabeth Calvert, plays Appalachian dulcimer alongside young boy and young girl in bonnet, who plays concertina. This performance takes place next to log cabin [probably the Traipsin' Woman Cabin near the Mayo Trail, Boyd County, Kentucky]. Their period dress indicates that they are participants in the annual American Folk Song Festival.
A cross over issue of the Louisville fanzine commonly known as the Burt, from the previous incarnation, Hard Times. Includes record reviews, live show reviews, horoscope and other commentary. Please be advised that this magazine may contain images, language, and themes that may be offensive to some viewers. The University of Louisville does not endorse the content of these items. However, they present an aspect of the cultural record which we deem worthy of preserving and presenting.
The Louisville Leader was an African-American newspaper published from 1917 to 1950 by I. Willis Cole in Louisville, Kentucky. This issue is twelve pages long. There is a tear down the center of each page of this issue and there are various portions missing along these tears.