Alphabetarion # Silence | Harold Pinter

Man Ray, Lee Miller - Hand on Lips,  1929

There are two silences. One when no word is spoken. The other when perhaps a torrent of language is being employed. This speech is speaking of a language locked beneath it. That is its continual reference. The speech we hear is an indication of that which we don't hear. It is a necessary avoidance, a violent, sly, anguished or mocking smoke screen which keeps the other in its place. When true silence falls we are still left with echo but are nearer nakedness. One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.

Harold Pinter

Alphabetarion # Dolls | Frank Horvat / Max Dupain / Terry O’Neill / Vincenzo Balocchi

1925                                                   1930s
1910                                                                     Sisters playing with dolls. France, 1955
Frank Horvat, Dolls. Paris, 1956                                                                Child rescuing a doll after floods, United Kingdom, 1953
          Josef Kokesch, Child waits patiently while her dolls get a permanent wave 
     from Vienna barber, 1950

"I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old."
Billie Holiday

|Max Dupain, Old dolls resprayed, 1955                                              Caledonian Market, London, 1920s
Vincenzo Balocchi, 1960
France Gall, 1965                                                           Man with his doll tucked under his arm, Paris 1928
F. Scott Fitzgerald with Zelda (armed with doll) and daughter on a liner’s deck, 1925  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec with doll, 1892 
Terry O’Neill, Jean Shrimpton, 1964

"I would feel as if I were drugged, sitting there, watching those damned dolls, thinking what a success they would 
have made of their lives if they had been women. Satin skin, silk hair, velvet eyes, sawdust heart - all complete.” 

Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight, 1939

Girl playing school with dolls on porch, 1920

Delicious autumn! / George Eliot | Autochromes by Rudolf Bruner-Dvořák

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

George Eliot, letter to Miss Lewis, 1st October 1841

< Louis J Steele, An Autumn Morning, 1917

Fascination of Autumn
Autumn colors were a very common theme for Autochrome pictures. These photographs by Prague photographer Bruner- Dvořák are however some of the most beautiful of their kind.
Rudolf Bruner-Dvořák, 1913
Rudolf Bruner-Dvořák, 1913
Private collection of Pavel Scheufler
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