Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

"round and round", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.
Demand being insanely high, cottage industries began to appear; a hat-knitting guild appeared in England in 1424, along with many others across Europe. Once the common man knew how to knit, the obvious happened. We started knitting for ourselves. One of the first of the commonly available knitted products was the 'acorn hat', made of felted wool... That's right, it took us about five hundred years to make common 'everyday' knitting out of wool.
Source: knitty.com
See more Knit one, purl two on flickr.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

"knit two together", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

My favorite local knit shop, Jessica Knits and Crochets, has offered to show and sell my knitting related images in their Scottsdale store, so I am beginning a new series called Knit one, purl two.

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SHARDS OF GLASS

"shattered life", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

Margarito Garcia Yuma Prisoner 2987

So, sometimes I can find a bunch of information, and sometimes none at all. For Margarito Garcia there was a scattering of unrelated material, only one thing pulled these together: glass. Before he was arrested and put in jail for burglary, he was stopped from breaking into Calisher's store on G Avenue and Ninth Street in Douglas, AZ.
J. Calisher, who owns a conducts a dry goods and men's furnishing goods store in Douglas, has been engaged in business for fifteen years.  He was born in Nevada in 1864 and there passed his boyhood. The family removed to Anaheim California where the father engaged in the mercantile business for twelve years. He then removed to Florence Arizona and continued in the same line of business for two years. He then went to Tombstone where he engaged in commercial pursuits for some years but subsequently returned to California and there lived retired until his death in 1897. He was survived by the mother until 1910.

Reared at home, after completing his schooling, J. Calisher engaged in business with his father until the latter's death. In 1901 he came to Douglas and established a dry goods store which is one of the foremost commercial enterprises in the community. It was the second store established in Douglas. Of recent years, Mr. Calisher has extended the scope of his activities by founding a clothing store here and has prospered.

Mr. Calisher was married in 1906 to Miss Mary Wood, who was born and reared in Kentucky, where her mother still resides and is the second in order of birth in a family of five children.
Source: J. Calisher, Arizona, The Youngest State, 1913

Getting back to the glass story. Garcia's attempt to rob Calisher's was made by cutting out a pane of glass in the front window in May of 1906. He was transferred from Yuma to Florence and then released in February of 1910. In November of the same year, he was arrested again, this time for attempted assault on a Mexican woman with a deadly weapon, a broken beer bottle. Lastly, the glass mirror in the original photo appears somewhat corroded.

Monday, July 1, 2013

BROKEN STORIES

"roy got ditched" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photo paper.

Broken Arm Last Sunday

Roy C. Dalton of this place received a broken arm last Sunday afternoon enroute from the scene of the tragic death of the members of the Strickland family about fourteen miles north of Amarillo, to that place. He was riding in a Ford car in company with several other gentlemen of Amarillo and on their way home, the car was run into a ditch and thrown over. All the occupants of the car were more or less bruised, but Roy was the only one to receive any broken bones. Mr. Dalton was enroute to Magdalena, N. M., where he has a ranch and on account of the accident he was forced to return to Lubbock and wait until his broken arm heals.
Source: The Lubbock Avalanche, July 10, 1919
This is the final in the broken arm series. I hope you enjoyed them.