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From a bookshop in Canada.

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Oh, we did that in class with our very good, certainly an expert on AFRICA, and sadly woke tutor.

Mostly colonialism and suchlike. (No African history allowed)

when we were at school we were taught, not about judaism, but antisemeticism.

but that was 35 years back and I think we should have got past that now.
 

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That's a cool poster for a new comic book:

The New Monster
From time to time something gets into the old men of the town. A whisper through the hedges, a voice on the wind - a rumour of a new monster. Tasked to investigate, the prowl car team make their enquires with an increasing sense of unease...
From Chris Reynolds, visionary author of The New World, Torus, and The Cinema Detectives, comes a brand new take on the horror of urban spaces and the brutality of nostalgia. Miss it at your peril.
A Pocket Chiller sees new nightmares and strange visions from a world next to yours. Who can say what will be next?
https://www.comixology.co.uk/The-New-Monster/digital-comic/957932
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Merkin merchant circa 1860s by Shimmel Zohar.

Courtesy of Stephen Berkman.

'Predicting the Past, Zohar Studios: The Lost Years takes us on a discursive journey through the nineteenth century into the world of Shimmel Zohar, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe who came to America in the 1850s. Already an accomplished silhouette artist, he became the proprietor of eponymous Zohar Studios, a storied photographic establishment located on Pearl Street in the predominately Jewish Lower East Side of New York. Traveling through the portal of this enigmatic studio into the past, we encounter a Balzacian cavalcade of characters, both winsome and whimsical. This immersive panorama of personages includes phrenologists, ventriloquists, painters, poets, spiritualists, artists, bon vivants, merchants, luddites, and many more, each tableau composed like a single cinematic frame from a long forgotten nitrate film.

'Berkman resurrects this vanished world in a tribute to Zohar Studios, working with the archaic glass plate process and photographing through period lenses, still coated with dust of the nineteenth century. He seeks to reclaim the lost world of the mid-nineteenth century even as our own world seems to be disappearing all around us.'

- from Predicting the Past, Zohar Studios: The Lost Years
 

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Merkin merchant circa 1860s by Shimmel Zohar.

Courtesy of Stephen Berkman.

'Predicting the Past, Zohar Studios: The Lost Years takes us on a discursive journey through the nineteenth century into the world of Shimmel Zohar, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe who came to America in the 1850s. Already an accomplished silhouette artist, he became the proprietor of eponymous Zohar Studios, a storied photographic establishment located on Pearl Street in the predominately Jewish Lower East Side of New York. Traveling through the portal of this enigmatic studio into the past, we encounter a Balzacian cavalcade of characters, both winsome and whimsical. This immersive panorama of personages includes phrenologists, ventriloquists, painters, poets, spiritualists, artists, bon vivants, merchants, luddites, and many more, each tableau composed like a single cinematic frame from a long forgotten nitrate film.

'Berkman resurrects this vanished world in a tribute to Zohar Studios, working with the archaic glass plate process and photographing through period lenses, still coated with dust of the nineteenth century. He seeks to reclaim the lost world of the mid-nineteenth century even as our own world seems to be disappearing all around us.'

- from Predicting the Past, Zohar Studios: The Lost Years
Is that David Schwimmer?
 

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Merkin merchant circa 1860s by Shimmel Zohar.

Courtesy of Stephen Berkman.

'Predicting the Past, Zohar Studios: The Lost Years takes us on a discursive journey through the nineteenth century into the world of Shimmel Zohar, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe who came to America in the 1850s. Already an accomplished silhouette artist, he became the proprietor of eponymous Zohar Studios, a storied photographic establishment located on Pearl Street in the predominately Jewish Lower East Side of New York. Traveling through the portal of this enigmatic studio into the past, we encounter a Balzacian cavalcade of characters, both winsome and whimsical. This immersive panorama of personages includes phrenologists, ventriloquists, painters, poets, spiritualists, artists, bon vivants, merchants, luddites, and many more, each tableau composed like a single cinematic frame from a long forgotten nitrate film.

'Berkman resurrects this vanished world in a tribute to Zohar Studios, working with the archaic glass plate process and photographing through period lenses, still coated with dust of the nineteenth century. He seeks to reclaim the lost world of the mid-nineteenth century even as our own world seems to be disappearing all around us.'

- from Predicting the Past, Zohar Studios: The Lost Years
Modelling at least three of his wares. Not just for the 'discerning pudendum'.
 
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