Paul Strand | Working in the shadow of Stiegliez's teaching for years. One day he went to Stieglitz his boss and showed him a bunch of prints that were unlike anything shown before. "Straight Photography". Simple, pared down, incisive in its narrative, this new perspective took photography into the Modern Era. It became THE aesthetic of the 1920s.
Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history... This on reminds me slavic Veles
Indian Native Cavalry Sword A very interesting, but sadly near relic condition Indian cavalry troopers sword. This example having the acanthus "scroll" guard commonly associated with the Scinde Horse. Blade length 31 inches.