Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Border to Border Buffalo Soldiers

May 11, 2016
   Been too busy to post for the past 48 hours. Finishing up our massive 150th Anniversary Issue on The Buffalo Soldiers. Thanks to our guest editor, John Langellier, this issue is packed with rare images including several never-before-published photographs. We've been on a serious roll and I don't know how we keep doing it, but these issues just keep getting better and better.

Another Spectacular Dan The Man Cover

   Inside, it's wall to wall great stuff.

Wall to wall Buffalo Soldiers On The Wall of Our War Room

   Here's a sneak peek at one of the spreads in our upcoming Buffalo Soldiers special issue.

A Smiling Formal Portrait, circa late 1880s

   These rare photographs, from John Langellier, show Buffalo Soldier's wives. What's so unusual about the big photograph at right is that it is a formal portrait and the sitter is smiling. I cannot recall ever seeing a smiling sitter in a pre-1900 photograph. Is there one? Example please. 

  Read a great piece on clouds in the Sunday New York Times. I have more to say about this fascinating subject, but suffice to say, I've seen some odd clouds in my day.

A strange goose neck cloud peering into our back yard

Stay tuned.

"What experience and history teach us is this: that people and governments have never learned anything from history."
—Georg (yes, without the e) Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (1770-1831)

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