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wilhelm bass

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the bass family house, ca 1930s

the house I talk a lot about people but not much about the places in which they lived unless it is somehow incidental to the particular story at hand. Doing this, however, ignores some of the subtle context of the lives under discussion — maybe their home has no overt role to play in the […]

wilhelm, summer 1909

Long-ago people seem at their most old-fashioned dressed in their bathing suits. corsets and celluloid collars and other accoutrements of proper dress are foreign to us, yes – but they retain their dignity. Bathing costumes, however, never fail to look anything but slightly goofy and generally unflattering. There is something that is reassuring, really, about […]

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past faces