Archive for November 2008

A Thousand Unknown Finns

Tuhat tuntematonta

unknown Finnish girl with a snow-shovel

unknown Finnish girl with bouquet

unknown Finnish postman?

unknown Finnish cyclist

unknown Finnish boyracer

A project from the Archive for Prints and Photographs at the Finnish National Board of Antiquities, Museovirasto.

via Chirayliq


Written by Dave Lovely

November 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm

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A Witches’ Ladder


Or is it?

The history of this object seems to point to the ways in which the stories about an object may grow, allowing folk-lore itself to become folk-lorised. 

Whether it’s a device to enable witches to cross roof-tops, or a sinister voodoo-like way of knotting in ill-wishes for later release, or “nothing but a string set with feathers to frighten birds from a line of peas”, it’s a fascinating, beautiful object.

via England: The Other Within – Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Written by Dave Lovely

November 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm

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