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    • Ritual Hand Drum (Dameru)

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    • The folk-type dameru is made of two wooden bowl shapes. The bases of the bowls are connected and the open 'faces' which form the outer sides of this hand drum are covered with hide. Two thongs with knotted weights are attached and these hit against...
    • Photograph: Elderly man at window

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    • Black and white photograph by an unknown artist of an elderly man leaning against a window sill. The large room and the display cases showing slightly in the right hand side of the image indicate that he is in a museum galley. Photograph label...
    • Imari plate

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    • A colorful Imari-ware porcelain plate. In white circle in center of plate a scrolled vine with blossoms and leaves as background for two birds. On sloping sides, three medallions, each containing a fu-dog and flowers enclosed in black...
    • Scroll painting: Dragonfly and lotus blossoms

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    • Hanging scroll painting of 'Dragonfly and Lotus'; done with ink and color on rice paper. The subject is painted with light colors against a vivid blue background. Scroll has wooden rollers. Translation of signature in lower right hand corner is :...
    • DMA recital

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    • Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Sweeter than roses ;Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. I resolve against cringing ;Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. If music be the food of love ;Spohr, Louis, 1784-1859. Sechs deutsche Lieder ;Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963. Air chantes...
    • John A. Edminstein farm, Lomax, Custer County, Nebraska.

    • agricultural machinery windmills greyhounds dogs children and animals sod houses
    • Note: The photographer's annotation reads, 'His brother was badly mixed up a few years ago in politics and real estate deals at Lincoln headquarters.' The damage visible to the sod hose was caused by livestock rubbing against it.
    • All About Books: May 20, 2010

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Silk Parachute McPhee New Yorker Whirlwind The Air War Against Japan 1942-1945 Tillman WWII Pacific
    • Charles Stephen opens up 'Silk Parachute,' a collection of essays by 'New Yorker' writer John McPhee on far flung topics like geology, lacrosse, cameras, and, of course, a silk parachute. Stephen also takes a peek at 'Whirlwind: The Air War Against...
    • All About Books: July 10, 2008

    • All About Books book literature reading review Stephen Young Against Happiness Praise Melancholy Wilson Library Night Manguel
    • Otis Young feels out 'Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy' by Eric G. Wilson, a quirky new book deploring the decline of sadness in American culture. Charles Stephen reveals 'The Library at Night,' a meditation on collections of knowledge...
    • All About Books: August 28, 2008

    • All About Books book literature reading review Stephen Young Carse Religious Case Against Belief White House Ghosts Presidents Speechwriters Schlesinger president presidential speech
    • Otis Young peruses James P. Carse's 'The Religious Case Against Belief,' an essential piece on how belief (and not religion) can limit one's understanding of the world. Charles Stephen unearths 'White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their...
    • Emperor Jones

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    • Paul Robeson as Brutus Jones. The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones, an African-American man who kills a man, goes to prison, escapes to a Caribbean island, and sets himself up as...
    • Emperor Jones

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    • Charles S. Gilpin as Emperor Jones in one of the first racially integrated casts in American theater history. The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones, an African-American man who...

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