Treasures at the Pratt: Locks of Edgar Allan Poe’s hair
Lincoln assassination conspirators Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold and George Atzerodt shortly after their execution at Fort McNair, 1865.
There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.
—Tennessee Williams (via aurelle)
“He has almost no sense of time, and therefore a schedule is a thing that never could exist for him. He has frequently been two hours late for an appointment with his editor, and it is doubtful if he has ever been on time. The dimensions of everything, physical and abstract, are too small for him.” —Maxwell Perkins on Thomas Wolfe, from “Answers to A Query.”
Photography Credit Carl Van Vechten, 1937, Van Vechten Collection, Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. (via)
Flower Power: Hyacinth fabric by Arne Jacobsen-
Known for his architecture and furniture designs, Jacobsen also designed many fabrics. This fabric featuring stylised hyacinths and vases was designed in 1950. Jacobsen’s designs often featured nature and plants and where as his earlier designs from the 40s were more traditional this is much more abstract in style.