Raffi Peach, scugnizzo and singer in train stations, Naples, Italy
Desk lamp, souvenir of Naples, early 20th century. Carved from a shell.
Napoli Centrale train station
Alessandro Moreschi. Hear him sing:
You could be like…the great Farinelli
The Parker House was the hub of the Hub.
Amy Lowell, Pulitzer-winning poet. Her circle in Boston was called the devils.
Ada Dwyer Russell, beloved of Amy Lowell. Amy called her “Pete.”
Raffi’s match collection
Cartouche near the Parker House
Freud explored and popularized our sense of “the unconscious.”
The devil was cast out of heaven, exile
Let’s keep this entre nous.
Packaging the devil without a package–“a svelte horror.”
Ad from 1922. Note long fingernails reminiscent of the German fable character “Der Struwwelpeter” The book “Struwwelpeter consists of “10 illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way”.
Der Struwwelpeter, circa 1845. Note resemblance to 1922 Underwood devil.
John Singer Sargent’s “El Jaleo” in the Spanish Cloister, Fenway Court
Tanning machines in the 1920s? Yes!
“1920s ‘Sun Tan Vending Machine.’ Back then, Melanoma only cost a nickel.” See it in The Boston Castrato. http://www.tickld.com/t/363091
Car radios in the 1920s? For a lucky few, absolutely. In 1922, even in a Model T. http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/first_car_radios_history_and_development_of_early_car_radios.html
Amy Lowell at Sevenels, which stands for “Seven Lowells.”
In 1922, seances were the social media.