martinis, bikinis, and lamborghinis.

August 28, 2013

Ernest Hemingway’s Game Bag

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Sold for $12,500.00

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20048/lot/2265/

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961.

Leather satchel-type game bag, 400 x 300 x 100 mm, comprising main pocket with loops for cartridges, canvas front pocket, and mesh sack pockets, with silver print photograph (7 x 9 inches) in matte pasted inside the flap, some wear to bag, mesh split.HEMINGWAY’S GAME BAG, inscribed under the flap in white ink “From Ernest and Mary Hemingway — Bag of Tricks, Best Always, Papa.” The photograph is also inscribed by Hemingway, “I wonder if my wife can tell / That I’ve been raising hell. / To an afternoon of Joy / With a good old boy,” and signed by the unidentified recipient (“Cano”?). A printed headline on the matte reads “Fernández, Canivell y Cia. Málaga,” and a crayon inscription “Ernest Hemingway’s game bag used in Europe 1944/59 – La Consula, Malaga.”
In 1959, Hemingway made his penultimate trip to Europe, in part to add an epilogue to Scribners’ new edition of Death in the Afternoon (first published in 1932), but also to research a series of bullfighting articles commissioned by Lifemagazine. He stayed at La Consula, the estate of an American, Nathan (Bill) Davis, who happened to be the brother-in-law of Cyril Connolly. Hemingway briefly returned to Spain in 1960, to be photographed for the cover of Life.
According to Field & Stream, the inscription was made to one of Hemingway’s closest friends, Charles Thompson, “the owner of a marine hardware store in Key West and the inspiration for the character ‘Old Carl’ in The Green Hills of Africa.”
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Lindy

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Charles Lindbergh pays a visit to crowds in Surrey, England in his monoplane dubbed the ‘Spirit of St. Louis,’ June 1927.Photograph by Corbis

Charles Lindbergh pays a visit to crowds in Surrey, England in his monoplane dubbed the ‘Spirit of St. Louis,’ June 1927.

August 27, 2013

the james harden of algeria

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the doggone girl is mine

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August 17, 2013

found sound

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To entertain the men, Captain Robert Scott took a gramophone on his South Pole Expedition. Chris, one of his dogs, was apparently also a fan, September 1911.Photograph by Herbert G. Ponting, National Geographic

To entertain the men, Captain Robert Scott took a gramophone on his South Pole Expedition. Chris, one of his dogs, was apparently also a fan, September 1911.PHOTOGRAPH BY HERBERT G. PONTING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

August 15, 2013

cleanliness

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Nose assemblies for Douglas A-20 attack bombers in a factory.Photograph by Douglas Aircraft Co.

Nose assemblies for Douglas A-20 attack bombers in a factory.

August 13, 2013

wax attack

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August 9, 2013

yung sipper

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August 8, 2013

face it

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Cranes lift the face of a statue from the Abu Simbel Temples in Egypt, May 1966.Photograph by Georg Gerster, National Geographic

Cranes lift the face of a statue from the Abu Simbel Temples in Egypt, May 1966.PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORG GERSTER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

August 7, 2013

she blinded me with science

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Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a “preacher-scientist,” August 1955.Photograph by the Moody Bible Institute

Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a “preacher-scientist,” August 1955.PHOTOGRAPH BY THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

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