Sunday, April 13, 2014

Moses King New York Guide Book Cover – Inspiration for O.Henry’s short story The Lady Higher Up?

New York World Sunday Magazine, July 24, 1904, The Lady Higher Up by O.Henry

I have to thank the Internet for the coming together of ideas. Researching the latter part of the nineteenth century New York I came across the Moses King Photographic Views of New York originally published in 1892.

I cannot but help to think in the last twenty four hours looking at the cover of the King’s Tourist Guide that Bill Porter hanging around pool halls, billiard parlors and rummy saloons around Fourteenth Street, fingered his King’s Guide to New York to inspire a story for a much needed sawbuck to pay his bar tab and some back rent on a furnished room. 

That about a year and a half to two years into residence in New York City he may have been ready to toss that book - feeling like a native NYer - but instead fingered that guide for inspiration, in a copy newly purchased when he has first arrived or in a dime used copy at a bookstore outdoor stall – with the cover image of Diana the Saint Gaudens sculpted weathervane on top of Madison Square Garden - pointing an arrow at Lady Liberty - may have just been the visual inspiration trigger for the story mentioned above.  

Just a thought.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Grandfather and Grandson – Philip Gengembre Hubert and Henry Louis Frohman

The above photo has been mislabeled in some articles. Per the owner of photo above , I make these corrections for the sake of historic accuracy.

Philip G. Hubert with his Grandson Philip Hubert Frohman *(correction below) standing on the roof of the New York Riding Academy with the background of his masterpiece – the Navarro “Spanish” Flats.

Philip Hubert Frohman went on to be chief architect and visionary in the completion of the National Cathedral in Washington DC – a lifetime work of some 50 or more years.

Hubert Co-opApartments 230 West 59th Street NYC

Philip G. Hubert with his Grandson Philip Hubert Frohman standing on the roof of the New York Riding Academy with the background of his masterpiece – the Navarro “Spanish” Flats.

April 23, 2016 Correction:

The correct identity of the boy in this photo above has been identified to me as another grandson of Philip Gengembre Hubert  who was Louis Henry Frohman, younger brother of Philip Hubert Frohman. The location of the standing place of Hubert and his grandson Louis is the roof of The Sevillia Hotel 117 W. 58th Street, a building of Hubert's design, also identified as both birthplace and childhood home of Louis Henry Frohman, son of Marie Hubert Frohman and Gustave Frohman.




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Corporate/Personhood = Whore of Babylon - to Damn all Mankind - Hobby Lobby Green Family Cult

Whore of Babylon by Dave Lebow

They are a religious cult.

They are an unbaptized corporation/person claiming exemptions that apply to other people who willingly contribute to the common good of the community and the republic. These democratic deadbeats don’t like this country anymore?

If they that have cash and claim to be religious, why not sell guns at Hobby Lobby and of course not do Federal Background Checks because that would be a violation of their religious cult beliefs.

If they start shooting and killing shoplifters in their stores, the killings will of course be justified to protect religious property and on sacred ground not subject to secular laws and justice?

The more the Religious Right gets money, gets money, gets money and power, power, power, the more they become like the Religious Whore of Babylon described in their man made/written bible and or like the Medieval Roman Church.

What’s in it for me to tolerate these assholes – corporation/people – Cult Leaders - Jim Jones - David Green etc. - pagans – demons - morons from Oklahoma and other red states?

They are living on our tax dime! Who died and made them god?