The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-22-2015, 12:33 AM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
November22nd, 2015: Booth Window

A stain glass window in NYC depicting who is often called the greatest American actor and the greatest Hamlet of the 19th century, Edwin Thomas Booth. Never heard of him? Maybe you've heard of his older brother Junius Brutus Booth Jr or younger brother John Wilkes Booth. The window of Booth contemplating a mask, is at 5th Avenue and 29th Street, in "the little church around the corner".


In the 19th century actors were considered by most folks just above criminals and below tinkers. When one actor in NYC died, and his friends tried to make arrangements at a church, the rector refused and said, try "the little church around the corner". That church is the Episcopalian, Church of the Transfiguration, which has been the favorite of show folks in NYC ever since.
This window honoring Booth was "placed by the players", in 1898, six years after Booth's death.
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 06:42 AM   #2
fargon
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 8,924
Fascinating.
__________________
Annoy the ones that ignore you!!!
I live a blessed life
I Love my Country, I Fear the Government!!!
Heavily medicated for the good of mankind.
fargon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 08:02 AM   #3
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 26,813
word
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 08:03 AM   #4
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 25,964
I like that a lot.
__________________
Quote:
There's only so much punishment a man can take in pursuit of punani. - Sundae
http://sites.google.com/site/danispoetry/
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.