Tingle Alley

I’m reading Caroline Alexander’s great book on the Endurance expedition and I keep flipping to this picture of second officer Tom Crean with puppiiiieees. (Photo by Frank Hurley.)

I’m reading Caroline Alexander’s great book on the Endurance expedition and I keep flipping to this picture of second officer Tom Crean with puppiiiieees. (Photo by Frank Hurley.)

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His Majesty Receives by William Holbrook Beard (1885)

Step off, rabbit!


I was once told by a children’s lit person that while it’s common for anthropomorphized animals to wear clothes in children’s book illustrations, that it’s much less common for the animals to be wearing shoes. But even when the animals do wear shoes, they never (almost never?) wear socks.

prettiestmonsters:

commanderriffraff:

arthistoryeveryday:

His Majesty Receives by William Holbrook Beard (1885)

Step off, rabbit!

I was once told by a children’s lit person that while it’s common for anthropomorphized animals to wear clothes in children’s book illustrations, that it’s much less common for the animals to be wearing shoes. But even when the animals do wear shoes, they never (almost never?) wear socks.

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Remembered this bit from Grace Paley’s “Friends" today. Auld lang syne, motherfuckers.

Remembered this bit from Grace Paley’s “Friends" today. Auld lang syne, motherfuckers.

Here at my grandfather’s in Indiana. Except with more dusk, more snow, more dogs.

Here at my grandfather’s in Indiana. Except with more dusk, more snow, more dogs.

I was batty about the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas album as a kid and played it all through December. Once I couldn’t find it with the other records and asked my mom where it went. She had no idea. I found it later that day by standing on one of the lower shelves of the hall closet where we kept hats & gloves (Wisconsin!) and reaching up to the upper shelves and feeling around. It was on the very top shelf. I remember returning to the living room and announcing “I FOUND IT” and thinking everyone would be as happy and relieved as I was that it’d been located.

I was batty about the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas album as a kid and played it all through December. Once I couldn’t find it with the other records and asked my mom where it went. She had no idea. I found it later that day by standing on one of the lower shelves of the hall closet where we kept hats & gloves (Wisconsin!) and reaching up to the upper shelves and feeling around. It was on the very top shelf. I remember returning to the living room and announcing “I FOUND IT” and thinking everyone would be as happy and relieved as I was that it’d been located.