Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Lake View Cemetery. Larger-than-life sized statue of the 20th President stands in the rotunda directly over the crypt where he and his wife are interred in bronze caskets. Shot by Charles Guiteau on July 2, 1881. It's now generally recognized that the wound inflicted was serious but not decisively fatal, and that Garfield's doctors, and the crude medical treatments (bordering on medical abuse) to which they subjected their patient, contributed largely to the President's death on September 19 that year, a fact recognized by Congress when they privately denounced the team of "quacks" that had cared for Garfield.

Fuji Reala 100.

The tower of the Garfield mausoleum. Ilford Delta 100.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ancient Technology

1969 Polaroid 350 with 667 pack film. Three-element glass lens, Zeiss Ikon rangefinder. Camera from Goodwill. I wish the scan did justice to the dreamy-creaminess of the Polaroid print, and the incredible sharpness of the image.

Sunday, July 13, 2008