Sunday, January 22, 2012

Capturing Antiquity :: Culling Young Minds

Many moons ago I picked up a 1912 copy of Arnold and Beatrice Gesell's book The Normal Child and Primary Education. I wasn't particularly interested in the content (though it did contain this gem: "Mumps disfigures a child's behavior long before it does his face.") so much as I found the cover very striking. On it was a rendering of a work by Lucy Fitch Perkins, entitled Strengthen the Little Hands That Must Carry on the World, but it looked much creepier than the title would indicate.

Canon Rebel T2i, Tokina AT-X 35mm f/2.8 Macro

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